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September 2022

Webinar – Innovator Toolkit Part 3: Product Strategy, Partnership & Commercialization

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Innovator Toolkit Part 3: Product Strategy, Partnership and Commercialization. REGISTER NOW

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Resiliency For Success With Deborah Deras

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until September 27, 2022

In this interactive Webinar, we will learn: DEFINE RESILIENCE - Identify strategy for dealing with adversity in your day to day life - Recognize skills to apply to deal with it - Explore strategy to deal with the situation to develop more resilience - Discover four post event resiliency principles using small business case studies MIND/STRESS MANAGEMENT As small business owners we are the brains of our operation and our vision and ability to make decisions during times of adversity…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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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Financial Fitness: Income Statement

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

An income statement is a financial statement that shows the company’s income and expenditures. It also shows whether a company is making a profit or loss for a given period. The income statement, along with the balance sheet and cash flow statement, helps you understand the financial health of your business. If you need help with your income statement and where to start, this webinar is for you! REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Creating a Personalized Media List and Contacting the Media

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

A customized media list is a must-have tool for successful business owners. In any given year, there are usually several opportunities to contact the media with the goal of getting positive coverage of your product or service. Compiling such a list requires an investment of time and effort–but the results are well worth the hard work. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for putting together a media list, contacting the media, and developing a lasting relationship with media organizations. Instructor: Saida…

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Webinar – 10 Ways to Grow Your Email and SMS List – e-Commerce

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn 10 Ways to Grow Your Email and SMS List – e-Commerce. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It’s as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and ease…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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

September 28 @ 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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Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps To A Successful Startup

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting (or growing) a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. Yes, entrepreneurship can be taught, provided that you are coachable. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar: Screening Tips for Exploring a Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper, Accountant

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about hiring a new Tax Preparer, Bookkeeper or Accountant and would like some screening tips to help make it a bit easier? Learn about potential resources to explore, questions to ask for rating/ranking the choices, deciding which type of resource to hire, what qualifications, knowledge and experience needed, potential costs, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Manejo de redes sociales a traves de Meta Business Suite

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

¿Quieres crear una publicación en FB e IG al mismo tiempo? Aprenda a programar publicaciones en el futuro Responder a los comentarios y mensajes de bandeja de entrada en un solo lugar Que información debería estar ahí Cómo administrar su configuración ¿A quién debe dar autorización para administrar su página? Cómo subir fotos y videos, entre muchos otros consejos. Aprenda a usar la suite de negocios en general Si pudiera conectarse a través de una computadora portátil, será mejor. Ven…

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

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Business Profit Projections

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Investor Series: Part 1 & Part 2

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Investor Series:  Part 1 – How to Pitch to an Investor  Part 2 – Finding & Attracting Investors Entrepreneurs and innovators can change the world but the majority of them don’t get funded because the pitch is the first introduction of the idea to the investors. Capital raising and developing a fundraising strategy is a crucial part of realizing financial stability in the initial stages of the company. This webinar will discuss to learn how to effectively pitch your idea…

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WEBINAR How to Increase Profitability

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Do you know what to do to increase the profitability of your business? In this workshop, learn the 5 ways to improve profitability. Learn how to review your company’s financials and compare your business performance with industry competitors. In conjunction with your advisor, you will be able to access reports customized for your business that shows where you are excelling and where improvement is needed. You will also see how to quickly and easily create an online pitch or business plan to present to…

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Commercial Leasing Checklist For Businesses

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The commercial Lease checklist will point out provisions to which a prospective small business tenant should pay particular attention.  The terms lessor and landlord will be used interchangeably. Commercial leases come in many sizes and shapes, from the three- or four-page mom-and-pop simple lease to the 40 to 50-page complicated lease with multiple addendum and attachments that are usually attendant to high rises, malls, or popular upscale areas.  The small business owner will frequently be presented with a form lease developed…

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Webinar – How to use Loyalty to Increase Retention and Generate more Revenue – e-Commerce

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn how to use Loyalty to Increase Retention and Generate more Revenue – e-Commerce. REGISTER NOW

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Small Business Q&A and other Funding Updates, Tax Credits & More

September 29 @ 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

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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Legacy Restaurants-Building a food empire (Guest Speaker TBD)

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

How do you build a business that lasts for generations? Specifically, a food business? In an industry that sees 60% failure rate within the first year and 80% failure rate within 5 years, what’s the secret to a restaurant that lasts for 4 decades? This webinar will feature successful restaurateurs that have turned their family food business into a legacy business spanning multiple generations. A special Guest speaker will be featured during the presentation. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to gain knowledge on how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. This essential workshop is for any individual who is looking to obtain a contractor’s license and start a Construction business. Presented by our advisor, Michael Williams who has 30 years of experience helping people pass the CSLB exam. Topics we will cover: • Business Organization • Business Finances • Employment Requirements • Bonds, Insurance, and Liens • Contract Requirements…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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October 2022

Restaurant Academy: Goal Setting for Success Restaurants and Businesses

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Do you have dreams that you wish to meet for your business? Setting goals and achievable actions step are proven to be the number one strategy for the most successful businesses. In this webinar, you will begin to prioritize your top business goals for 2022, learn how to use the SMART goal format, mind map the goal, and begin setting action plans to ensure maximum results. REGISTER NOW

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Clearing the Fog of Certification-Grow Your Local Business

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The certification process can be very confusing and many times feel very labor-intensive. PCR SBDC presents a webinar to clear the confusion of the application process. During this workshop you will learn: • $Billions of Public Contracting Dollars are within Los Angeles County Agencies for Certified Small Business • How to leverage Statewide Small Business Certification to open may other Local Small Business Public Contracting Opportunities REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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 lifeblood 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, pre-venture…

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