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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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December 2020

WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Dec 1 @ 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. 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:…

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WEBINAR Pitch Perfect 101

Dec 2 @ 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 Website 101: How to Plan Your New Website

Dec 3 @ 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 HR Hot Topics: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Advice for Today’s Employers

Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Most employers have come to recognize the value of a diverse workforce. Studies show that embracing diversity can directly contribute to a company’s financial success by bringing unique perspectives when solving problems, innovating solutions and making decisions. In this workshop we will discuss diversity best practices and tips for combating bias in the workplace. 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…

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WEBINAR: Effective Marketing in Time of Covid-19

Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In today’s new world dealing with COVID-19, and staying at home, we literally have a captive audience who is online virtually all of their waking hours. We have to decide which of the various social media marketing & communication platforms are best for our business and that will have a return on investment & not be a time-waster. We also have to be mindful of what is relevant during these times and stay true to our brand values while making…

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WEBINAR Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Dec 9 @ 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

Dec 9 @ 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 Branding in Covid-19 Era

Dec 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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 The Basics of Exporting

Dec 10 @ 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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit…

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WEBINAR: How to Get Over Your Fear of Live Streaming

Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Would you like to start live streaming but don't know where to begin? Does the idea of pressing RECORD scare you? Do you need a strategy of what to say and how to convert it to sales? Join us to learn · What do I talk about · The equipment you need to stream · How to structure the live · How to instantly stop the fear · How to create a compelling CTA to increase sales PLEASE NOTE: If you…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Dec 15 @ 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 two-three times per month. 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:…

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