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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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August 2020

WEBINAR Update on Government Funding Programs

Aug 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

The focus of this session will be to update attendees on the status of the existing Federal Government financial support programs and any planned adjustments. Instructor: Larry Johnson 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. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR: Changing Dynamics of Consumer Behavior

Aug 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The study of consumer behavior has always been an integral component of understanding the “success and/or failure” of launching, managing, and growing a business. Imagine if you will if everything you thought you knew about your consumer’s behavior changed overnight in respect to the “who, what, where, when and how”. Welcome to our COVID-19 world. In this class we will review these changing dynamics and what they mean to business today and in the future. Gain first-hand information about temporary & permanent changes…

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WEBINAR: HR Hot Topics: Managing Virtual Employees During Covid-19

Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In today’s increasingly virtual workforce, leading virtual teams is an essential skill for management. You might ask yourself, how do I gain the benefits of a wider talent pool without sacrificing company culture and face-to-face communication? Utilizing best practices and identifying common challenges, you will learn how to achieve more with virtual teams during COVID-19! What You'll Learn -Discover best practices for successful virtual telework management. -Use strategic team building to develop uniquely creative collaboration. -Overcome the challenges of leading…

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WEBINAR: SBDC Orientation

Aug 11 @ 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 two-three times per month so check the calendar 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…

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WEBINAR: The Basics of Starting a Business

Aug 11 @ 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 REGISTER…

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WEBINAR Podcast at Home

Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Now, more than ever during Covid19 and with Curfews to stay top of mind with our potential clients and customers. People are home burned out on the news looking for information to consume that will help them grow personally and professionally. If we can create a Podcast that will impact the lives of our target market by solving their pain or problem we can expand our reach, build our brand and ultimately increase the sales of our products and services.…

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WEBINAR: PPP Forgiveness Information

Aug 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

Now that you have received PPP funding, you may be wondering or confused about PPP loan forgiveness. This workshop provides you with a detailed understanding of how to apply for forgiveness. For those who have not yet applied, you will also learn the terms and conditions for PPP funding. The topics include: -PPP Purpose, overview and terms -The 75/25 Rule -Definitions of Payroll Costs -Definitions of Non Payroll Costs -Covered periods for funding expenses -How to calculate Payroll Costs and…

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WEBINAR: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Aug 12 @ 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: Making Facebook Ads Work For You

Aug 12 @ 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: SEO Like A Pro

Aug 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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 imporant. 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 is better?…

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WEBINAR: LinkedIn for Business

Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Social Media Gurus say, LinkedIn is THE Platform of 2020. It is the platform for Business to Business business development. You can connect with C-Suite Executives that you may not be able to connect with on any other platform. If you use it strategically you can build your sales funnel without ever leaving your office. During this course: -Identify your best targets. -Fill your pipeline with quality prospects. -Get more customers using LinkedIn. -Book more appointments from networking. -Easily obtain…

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WEBINAR: Branding in Covid-19 Era

Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 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 depression.…

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WEBINAR: HR Hot Topics: Covid-19 Workplace Safety

Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Overview Workplace safety and OSHA guidelines are rapidly changing and fundamentally paramount to every organization in relation to COVID-19. With Federal and State regulations advancing so quickly in the wake of an evolving pandemic, many of the recent and crucial OSHA and compliance changes apply to—all organizations—no matter what the organization’s role in industry and without regard to the number of employees. In this webinar you will learn about new OSHA regulations and guidelines that will help you create a…

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WEBINAR: How to survive AB5 and Independent Contractors

Aug 18 @ 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 in more than 5 minutes…

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WEBINAR: Social Media in time of Covid-19

Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We all know we have to be on Social Media but how do we create a Social Media strategy given recent events, taking into account all that’s happening in the world?  This comprehensive webinar will help you focus your energy and efforts on platforms that will connect you with current customers and new leads. You will discover: – How to pivot your business from in person to online - How to clarify Social Media marketing goals. – How to structure…

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WEBINAR: Pitch Perfect 101

Aug 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Entrepreneurs seeking equity (angel and venture) funding must prepare and submit pitches to potential investors.  The vast majority of SBDC clients do not have the experience and presentation skill set to engage investors.  This lack of familiarity with the proper preparation of pitches often leads to failed attempts and hard lessons learned. Pitching investors and lenders is one of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs seeking to build and expand their businesses. High impact communications about investment derived from the value…

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WEBINAR: Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you…

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WEBINAR: Business Loans 101

Aug 19 @ 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…

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WEBINAR: Customer Experience Is Key for New Normal

Aug 20 @ 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 2020.  We will identify/describe key components of CX needed for making CX the epicenter of a company’s DNA.…

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WEBINAR: Website 101: How to Plan Your New Website

Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for…

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WEBINAR: Business Plan Overview

Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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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WEBINAR: HR Hot Topics: Managing Virtual Employees During Covid-19

Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In today’s increasingly virtual workforce, leading virtual teams is an essential skill for management. You might ask yourself, how do I gain the benefits of a wider talent pool without sacrificing company culture and face-to-face communication? Utilizing best practices and identifying common challenges, you will learn how to achieve more with virtual teams during COVID-19! What You'll Learn -Discover best practices for successful virtual telework management. -Use strategic team building to develop uniquely creative collaboration. -Overcome the challenges of leading…

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WEBINAR: How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

Aug 25 @ 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: Instagram for Sales

Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We all know a picture says a thousand words well, a video says, 10,000 and a live video has infinite possibilities. Look at DJ DNICE Quarantine Live where he went from 80k to over 1 million and landed a brand partnership with Michelle Obama. Results may vary but when you learn to master this tool on Instagram you can position your business and brand for increased sales. -How to start an Instagram Live -How to write a script for your…

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WEBINAR: Legal Structure

Aug 25 @ 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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