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Assisting clients in the South Bay and Beyond

June 2021

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

Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 businesses that makes sense. Topics discussed will include: • Is Wave right for you? • Setting up your bank accounts • Invoicing…

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WEBINAR Adapting Your Business for Success in a Digital World

Jun 24 @ 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… Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jun 29 @ 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.  Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Speaker Series with Smart Insurance Agency

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

In this workshop, we will discuss insurance (workers’ comp and liability) for small businesses in a COVID era. We will address best practices, selection process, resources, and FAQs. In addition, we will discuss Smart Insurance Agency’s services. Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) and Ramona Smart from Smart Insurance Agency.   REGISTER NOW

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July 2021

WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jul 6 @ 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 is offered three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/ for future dates.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Ask an Advisor?- Starts, Pivots, Funding & Covid Recovery Q&A

Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We are here to address your concerns regarding business starts, pivots, funding and COVID recovery. Senior business advisors will be on hand to address your queries on strategies, tactics to start fund, pivot and recover. Topics can include: • Disaster funding resources • PPP forgiveness • How to start a new business and thrive in this environment • Marketing pivots to address changes caused by COVID • How to strategically address your market position • Branding • Cash management •…

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WEBINAR The Basics of Exporting

Jul 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Jul 7 @ 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. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Financing Your Business

Jul 7 @ 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. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Branding in a Covid Recovery Strategy

Jul 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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…

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WEBINAR Adapting Your Business for Success in a Digital World

Jul 8 @ 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…  Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business Post Covid 19

Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools

Jul 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Learn how to sell your products online. We'll walk through listing your products for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. And we'll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store. In this workshop, we’ll • Discuss the Products tab in Google My Business • Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics…

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WEBINAR Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Funding and financing your business are extremely important. One of the options that comes up is angel investment. What does angel investment mean? How often does it happen? Is your business a candidate? What steps to take? What do you need?   Webinar presenter Tim Berry has been on both sides of this table. He successfully raised investment for his business. And he has been an angel investor for more than a decade.     In this webinar, Tim answers…

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WEBINAR Social Media 101 in time of Covid

Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

You’ve started using social networks for your organization and now you want to use them more effectively in 2021. This seminar will give you a closer look at these popular social media networks and what they can achieve: Look closer at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram. Learn the market for each platform and how companies use them to grow How to create your company’s online personas for customers and contacts to follow and trust & move traffic. Do’s &…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jul 13 @ 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 is offered three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Speaker Series with Littler Mendelson, Employment & Labor Law Solutions

Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop, we will discuss employment law tips for small businesses in a COVID era. We will address best practices, resources, and FAQs. In addition, we will provide information about Littler Mendelson’s advisory services. Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) and Alecia Winfield, Esq. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Employee Retention Credit workshop

Jul 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

The 2020 and 2021 Employee Retention Credit Webinar: During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to get the employee retention credit for your business. You will learn how to calculate your 2020 and/or your 2021 employee retention credit. You will also learn how to prepare and submit the payroll forms necessary to claim this very valuable credit. This is for companies with employees only. Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR The Future of Work After Covid (3 Part Series)

Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Jul 29, 2021

Webinar CA
Free

3 part Series - Thursdays, July 15th, 22nd & 29th  at 6pm We will discuss return to work strategies and trends, how to successfully implement a hybrid work model, and how companies can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in their company culture and business practices. Presenter: Danielle Jenkins REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jul 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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 is offered three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR – Ask an Advisor?- Starts, Pivots, Funding & Covid Recovery Q&A

Jul 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

We are here to address your concerns regarding business starts, pivots, funding and COVID recovery. Senior business advisors will be on hand to address your queries on strategies, tactics to start fund, pivot and recover. Topics can include • Disaster funding resources • PPP forgiveness • How to start a new business and thrive in this environment • Marketing pivots to address changes caused by COVID • How to strategically address your market position • Branding • Cash management •…

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WEBINAR Instagram Reels

Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Legal Structure

Jul 20 @ 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 How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow in Covid Times

Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER…

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WEBINAR Making Facebook Ads Work For You

Jul 21 @ 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…

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

Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 businesses that makes sense. Topics discussed will include • Is Wave right for you? • Setting up your bank accounts • Invoicing…

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WEBINAR Launching a Small Business Publicity Campaign

Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Publicizing your business is one of the most important steps a small business owner can take. Letting prospective customers/clients know about your business while building relationships with them is essential for growth and stability. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of launching a publicity campaign. They will consider case studies and be guided step-by-step through the process of creating their own publicity campaign.   Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Lean Business Planning

Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 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…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jul 27 @ 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 is offered three-four times per month.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Speaker Series with South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB)

Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop, we will discuss workforce strategies for small businesses. We will address best practices, resources, and FAQs. In addition, we will provide information about South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s programs and services. Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) and Don Perry from SBWIB. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Customer Experience is the Key to the New Normal

Jul 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We live in an experience economy and its fundamentally changing how companies go to market, influence their buyers, and engage people throughout the customer journey. Customer Experience (CX) is more than just a company’s brand—it is the complete experience with you & your company. In this class—we will explain the customer experience concept and why it is one of the top initiatives for 2021. We will identify/describe key components of CX needed for making CX the epicenter of a company’s DNA. Instructor:…

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WEBINAR Website 103: Locating & Hiring the Best Web Designer for Your Project

Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Once you’ve planned out your website strategy and content, it’s time to hire a web designer. We will give you an introductory course in locating and hiring the perfect fit for your needs and your budget. We will cover • The difference between a web designer and a web developer • How much you should expect to pay for a website • Where to find great web designers • The selection process, including important questions to ask the designer •…

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