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May 2022

WEBINAR Drip Marketing Campaigns-Automate & Maximize Your Lists

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This year, it’s mandatory to market smarter by targeting customers using drip marketing campaigns to  maximize your impact and identify your next best customer. Learn how to automate your follow-up and bring more customers to your website, shopping cart or donation page. Get my 10 Tips to segment your marketing lists and customize content for easy marketing automation. We’ll target your Emails, tag key list properties and provide social media tools and post tips to deliver better results. I’ll share…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowdfunding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will need to…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How To Set Up & Register Your Business

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits • Resale…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to the financial health of your company. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated! This webinar will cover how to use Wave, a free online accounting software program to help keep you on track. Wave is designed for small business owners. No jargon, just an easy accounting software for small business that makes sense   Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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Cottage Food Ready-5 Steps to Launching a Food Business at Home

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Have you always wanted to start a food business from home but didn’t know where to begin?  Did you know certain foods are NOT allowed to be prepared at home and require a commercial kitchen? This webinar will walk you through the authorized foods you can make at home as well as how to navigate the paperwork needed to start your cottage food business. We’ve put together the 5 steps needed to get your home-based food business up and running! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1 (Spanish)

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE es un sistema de contabilidad simple y fácil de usar que es gratuito si no utiliza sus pagos automatizados y nómina. Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo comenzar a hacer su contabilidad en este software basado en la nube, realizar un seguimiento del éxito de su negocio y tener la tranquilidad de que sus libros se registran adecuadamente. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Como crear tu cuenta en WAVE • Como hacer la…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1 (Spanish)

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo comenzar a hacer su contabilidad en este software basado en la nube, realizar un seguimiento del éxito de su negocio y tener la tranquilidad de que sus libros se registran adecuadamente. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. Contenido General • Como hacer la configuración básica • Como crear un plan de cuentas básico • Como registrar tu primer aporte de capital • Como registrar tu primera compra • Como registrar tu…

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Restaurant Academy: HR Basics for Restaurants and Businesses

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

HR Basics for Restaurants and Businesses This is a must-attend class for new supervisors or if you have not reviewed your labor laws for a while. In this webinar, you will learn about the newest HR laws, the dreaded PAGA lawsuit, minimum wage laws, overtime and break rules, when you can pay a person a salary, CA Sick Leave laws, and required state training. Protect your profits by being in compliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 1

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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LLC 101

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 4 times

You’ve decided to start your new business and you want to form it as an LLC. Don’t know where to start? The LLC 101 Webinar is perfect for you. In this introductory webinar, we will go over the basics of LLCs. Specifically, we’ll be covering: - The highlights of this business structure; - What is required to form one; and - Tax issues to consider. Attendees of this webinar who are ready to form their LLC today can apply for…

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WEBINAR Social Media Trends for 2022

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Social Media is constantly changing and as a busy small business owner, it is hard to keep up with Instagram Reels, Tik Tok, YouTube Shorts, and now audio rooms. Should I podcast? Should I start a YouTube channel? Not to worry our own in-house, Social media goddess, Deborah Deras, attended the Social Media Examiner conference and has updates for you about where you should spend your time to get a return on investment. She will share in this interactive dialogue:…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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SmallBiz Talk: Solutions for Your Small Business

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2022

This is SmallBiz Talk with small business expert and LA SBDC business advisor Lori Williams. Join her as she covers key business topics through instructional information, real life situations, guest speakers and interviews. At the end of the show, participants can engage in a Live Q&A with questions pertaining to their specific business situation. Join us live every Wednesday at 10 a.m. or check out our YouTube Playlist to see previous shows and to gain information/ helpful insights for your…

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Special Event – Types of Loans with Citi

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Special Event: Types of Loans with CitiBank Do you know the different types of loans? Do you understand how the type of loan you apply for effect your business? Join us with our partner Cesar Mancia to discuss the types of loans available to small business owners.   REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor)  REGISTER…

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about international customers for your business? Come and join our two-part series on 3/23 and 3/30, or 5/11 and 5/18   Session 1: How to Find International Customers Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how…

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Unlocking the mystery of creating your Marketing Plan. How do I compare with competitors? What makes my business unique? Who is my customer? How will I approach the market? Which paths and strategies should I consider? REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Dominating Your Local Market Online

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over proven strategies for using internet marketing and social media to get more customers and keep them. No matter if you are a large company or a one-person shop this training will give you the tools you need to prosper online. In this workshop you will discover: • How to guarantee you get found online • 4 Data Companies that determine your Google ranking – that you never even knew existed • Techniques to have your customers telling everyone…

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Webinar: CalSavers – California’s New Retirement Savings Program (Spanish)

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Ven y aprende sobre CalSavers para tus empleados. CalSavers es un nuevo programa de ahorro para la jubilación que ofrece a los trabajadores de California la oportunidad de encaminarse hacia el futuro. ¿Es usted un empleador con 5-50 empleados? ¿Necesitas dar de alta a tus empleados antes del 30 de junio de 2022? Se resaltarán los requisitos y los pasos fáciles de seguir. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Branding For Success

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
free

Can you define your brand proposition in less than one minute? Are you struggling with defining your brand? Can you differentiate yourself from your competition and stand out? Do you know what is your uniqueness as an entrepreneur and as a business (It is not your prices, experience, or customer service)? Are you intentional on how your clients see you, and the promise you make to them? We at PCR SBDC, know exactly what you are going through. You are not alone, and we…

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WEBINAR Website E-Smarts Series

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 26, 2022

Free

5/12/2022 – Website 101 How to Plan Your New Website: This workshop is a starter course for business owners looking to build their first website. We will discuss what makes a good website and look at some things to consider before making an investment in one. We will compare and contrast the various options available in the marketplace for building a website, and cover the basics of search engine optimization, analytics and website security.   5/19/2022 – Website 102 Usability Design…

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Small Business Q&A and other Funding Updates, Tax Credits & More – Offered through the Community Navigator Pilot Program and the USPAACC

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 29, 2022

Free

This weekly event is offered through the Community Navigator Pilot Program and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) In this weekly webinar, tax and financial experts GB Bajaj and Mike DeDonato will cover current funding trends, tax credits and more! GB, joined by Mike DeDonato, will cover: - Overview of Small Business Taxes - Business Tax Credits (federal and state) - And more!   REGISTER NOW      

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Webinar – WAVE Level 2 (Spanish)

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE es un sistema de contabilidad simple y fácil de usar que es gratuito si no utiliza sus pagos automatizados y nómina. Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2 (Spanish)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario en Quickbooks, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura • Crear una Entrada Contable • Registrar la Depreciación de Activos Fijos • Registrar mis Préstamos y los Pagos •…

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Webinar – Goal Setting Tools for Small Business

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Small Businesses struggle with limited financial and workforce resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the importance of setting goals and objectives to provide a targeted vision. This webinar will highlight the role of goals, the process of setting goals, resources to implement and improvise the goals and objectives both short term and long term. REGISTER NOW

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