Assisting Clients in the
Greater South Bay
310.225.8277
hosted by: El Camino College SBDC

All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

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Assisting clients in the South Bay and Beyond

March 2021

Webinar PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Mar 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR How to Survive AB5 and Independent Contractors

Mar 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are you an independent contractor? Do you engage independent contractors? Are you confused or unaware of the new law governing the engagement of independent contractors? To avoid fines and penalties, there are technicalities that are important to understand. Topics will include: · Explanation of the new Independent Contractor law (AB5) · Which businesses, professions and trades are exempt from AB5 · Discussion of the criteria to be an independent contractor · Ramifications for violation of AB5     PLEASE NOTE: If you check…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes…

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WEBINAR How to Obtain a Business Loan During Covid-19

Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This class will teach what you need to know to apply for a business loan. Topics include: What documents and paperwork you will need to use for the application process from major banks, which banks are currently loaning money and what you will need to qualify, why a business may need financing, sources of credit, and what you should know about credit. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance…

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Minimum Wage Changes

Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop we will discuss the new minimum wage changes. We will discuss California increases and minimum wage FAQ. In addition, we will discuss managing change and considerations. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present.  Instructor: Danielle Jenkins   REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR How to Pivot Your Business Online During Covid 19

Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

As the needs of your customers shift, so must your business strategy. Gain insights on how to use digital marketing to reinvent your business and grow your customer base without a massive investment. You will learn how to use digital marketing to: - Locate new markets - Leverage business partnerships - Communicate changes to operations - Improve your sales funnel - And more… PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because…

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WEBINAR Branding in Covid-19 Era

Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

For this class we will focus on the concept of branding and highlight the various brand components. From here we will highlight well know industry leaders and niche players alike in respect to their COVID-19 response for their company, consumers and community at large. We will focus on the perceived value creating by their overall approach and its future impact on consumer behavior and employee loyalty. Additionally, we will review key brand leaders who were born during past recessions and the great…

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WEBINAR Legal Structure

Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

One of the first decisions that you will have to make as a business owner is how the company should be structured. Topics include: Permit processes, reviewing how to apply for the permits needed to operate a business, business licensing requirements, and a brief discussion on the implications of legal structures. This decision will have long-term implications, so consult with an accountant and attorney to help you select the form of ownership that is right for you. In making a…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Mar 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR Crisis Communication 101

Mar 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

When a crisis develops, experience has shown that a strategic, well-thought out communication plan can make or break a business. In this information-filled, interactive workshop, participants will learn best practices for taking  staying ahead of the story and communicating effectively to all stakeholders. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and…

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WEBINAR How to Estimate Start-Up Costs in Covid Times

Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? It is important to know this figure so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses, start-up cost categories, calculating initial costs, calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs, conducting a break-even analysis, and initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. PLEASE NOTE: If you check…

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business

Mar 18 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present.  Instructor: Charlie Lowe  …

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Covid 19 & OSHA Regulations

Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop we will discuss COVID-19 and OSHA regulation updates. We will discuss enforcement guidance and recordkeeping requirements. In addition, we will discuss managing change and considerations. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present.  Instructor: Danielle Jenkins   REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SEO Like A Pro

Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Looking to get more visitors to your website without spending a dime in marketing? Learn the two main types of SEO, and which is more important. Learn vital techniques all small businesses should be using to get more traffic, leads and sales, such as how to find “money” keywords, and how to improve your backlink profile. SEO is a valuable resource for local and Ecommerce businesses alike. We will cover: · What is SEO? · On-page vs. off-page SEO: Which…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Mar 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR Instagram Reels in the Time of Covid 19

Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Instagram is always trying to overtake whatever APP is popular but this time we have to pay attention because the whole digital space has shifted from long-form video content to short-form content. Instagram Reels the epitome of short-form content is now being favored on the Instagram algorithm so if you are not using it you may not be discovered in the explore tab under your keywords. In a nutshell, Instagram Reels allows you to record and edit 15-30 second multi-video…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR How to Market Your Creative Business – 2021 Marketing Tools that work!

Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are you using effective marketing tools for your Creative business? Join our webinar to learn to launch and promote your business to achieve your goals using digital online tools plus event and social media marketing in tandem. Get the facts on driving sales, connecting your marketing dots and maximizing your resources to identify your next best customer while defining your success with effective promotions in 2021. Hear from award-winning Creative guests George Yuhasz and Lee Hudspeth on the marketing tools…

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WEBINAR Making Facebook Ads Work For You

Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will go over the ins and outs of using Facebook Ads to attract new customers. Whether you’re brand new or have tried Facebook Ads before, this training will give you the insight to stand out from your competitors and get more from your advertising budget. In this workshop you will discover: -The difference between a Facebook Ad and Boosting a Facebook Post -The basics of setting up a Facebook Ad -The strategy behind setting up a Facebook Ad -The entire…

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WEBINAR The Basics of Exporting During Covid 19

Mar 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Attendees will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit…

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WEBINAR How to Set-up Up Free & Easy Accounting Software for Start-Ups

Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to 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. Topics discussed will include: - Is Wave right for you? - Setting up your bank accounts - Invoicing -…

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WEBINAR Market Intelligence in Covid Times

Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In the COVID era—everything thing we thought we knew about business has changed from the products/services offered to consumer behavior and rapidly accelerated rates of technology and digital adoption. Brand strategy has been forever altered and our focus on IOT, streaming, blockchain and social media is greater than ever before. Interested in learning more? Join me for this seminar—where you will learn specific research techniques being used during COVID, latest market/industry trends and exactly what this means for you and…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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