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April 2019

Financiación Alternativa para Pequeñas Empresas

Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Introduccion a nuestra compania CDC y su mision • Acceso a capital y como nos diferimos de los bancos • Nuestros Requisitos • Como poder aplicar • Informacion sobre nuestros programas de financiamiento REGISTER NOW Conoce a Noé Castillo: Oficial de Préstamos, Los Angeles, CA. Noé Castillo es un profesional con 10 años de experiencia en prestamos de negocios y comerciales, y el cual ayuda al financiamiento de pequeñas empresas en el área de Los Angeles. Conocimiento y Experiencia: Noé…

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SBDC Orientation

Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Legal Structure

Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 – 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.…

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -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 NOW

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Export Workshop

Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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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May 2019

How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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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SBDC Orientation

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business

May 7 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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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5 Mistakes Businesses Make and How to Avoid Them

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Are you working really hard on your business but not seeing profits?  Are you posting everything everywhere but still not seeing revenue? In this hands on working workshop I will take you through a simple step by step plan to course correct to identify the gaps in your current strategy and immediately course correct so you can stop stalling in your business and start scaling and being profitable. The most important thing to do to generate revenue What is the purpose of…

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Business Loans 101

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -What you should know about credit. Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Website SEO Strategies – Revealed

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is not just about keyword search. The algorithms that Google search used last year was changed over 600 times to adjust for marketers & programmers trying to beat the system. Learn how search engines use your website, blogs and social media sites and more to determine how well your website performs. Find out how a keyword search is handled and the key elements that determines your website pages performance and what traffic you get. Ill…

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Marketing 101

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital to the success of your business. This workshop provides an overview of the principles of marketing and how to develop a marketing plan aimed at the needs and desires of your target market. Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of business. Owners, managers, bankers, investors – use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the “story”. This workshop will explain the basics of how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, and, more importantly, how to “account” for the transactions in your business. Instructor Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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YouTube 101

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

With YouTube 101, you will learn: – Understanding Youtube as a Social Media Marketing platform – What content can you put on Youtube – How to optimize and monetize Youtube videos – Simple steps you can do to increase Subscribers – How to integrate with Social Media to increase revenue – How to use Youtube as a Marketing Strategy. REGISTER NOW

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How to Conduct Market Research Series I

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$30

This is a 3 session workshop that runs Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm. Join Debbie Goldfarb—a 25+ year marketing veteran and owner of BCU Works—a small independent branding & consulting firm specializing in small businesses to learn: What is market research? Why is market research important? When to conduct market research? How to conduct market research? Practitioner tools for you and the professionals   (May 21) Week 1- Basic Market Research- Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and…

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SBDC Orientation

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -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 NOW

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Import Workshop

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

This workshop will provide new-to-import 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 import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level.   Instructor: Charles Lowe REGISTER NOW

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How to Conduct Market Research Series II

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$30

This is a 3 session workshop that runs Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm. Join Debbie Goldfarb—a 25+ year marketing veteran and owner of BCU Works—a small independent branding & consulting firm specializing in small businesses to learn: What is market research? Why is market research important? When to conduct market research? How to conduct market research? Practitioner tools for you and the professionals   (May 21) Week 1- Basic Market Research- Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and…

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Business Plan Overview

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Developing a business plan is one of the most valuable activities you can undertake. A good business plan provides a roadmap for success, gives you a sense of control over your future and is essential to attract funding. Business planning might be time consuming and daunting but the good news is you don’t have to start with a blank sheet of paper! The Business Plan Overview workshop guides you through the process of creating a solid, well-structured business plan, tailored to…

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June 2019

How to Conduct Market Research Series III

Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$30

This is a 3 session workshop that runs Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm. Join Debbie Goldfarb—a 25+ year marketing veteran and owner of BCU Works—a small independent branding & consulting firm specializing in small businesses to learn: What is market research? Why is market research important? When to conduct market research? How to conduct market research? Practitioner tools for you and the professionals (May 21) Week 1- Basic Market Research- Market research blends consumer behavior and economic trends to confirm and improve…

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Building a Website 101

Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

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. NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to attendees, late…

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State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

Jun 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Topics covered include: – Record-keeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements – Common wage and hour law application – Employer and employee rights and responsibilities – How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor     REGISTER NOW

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July 2019

Building a Website 102

Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop is for business owners that are looking to hire a web designer or agency. We will do a cost benefit analysis of pre-built templates vs. custom website designs, how to budget for a web development project, and how to select the best contractor for your business. We will take a look at Google Search Console and Google Analytics, and review best practices for SEO. NOTE: Due to the information that needs to be covered and out of respect to…

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August 2019

Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar

Aug 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

You will learn: – Common misconceptions about independent contractors – Ways to combat payroll tax fraud – How to distinguish between employees and independent contractors – Statutory and exempt employment – Resources to help classify workers REGISTER NOW

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September 2019

State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

Sep 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Topics covered include: – Record-keeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements – Common wage and hour law application – Employer and employee rights and responsibilities – How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor REGISTER NOW

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