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February 2023

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Feb 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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 key questions…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowd funding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will…

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WEBINAR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Feb 22, 2023

Free

2/1/2023 - SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips. 2/8/2023 - QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links.  Learn how to correctly enter expenses and…

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WEBINAR CROWDFUNDING SERIES: The Newest Way For Startups and Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Feb 23, 2023

Free

Series Overview: In the past, when someone wanted to fund something — be it a project, a company, or anything that required capital to start — there were a few ways to raise money. They could take on debt from a loan. They could raise money from friends, family members, and angel or VC investors. They could even take the "bootstrapping" route and scrounge up as much money as possible to fund the project themselves. In the late 2000s, a…

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WEBINAR Writing a Press Release

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

You’ve got a hot new product or service that you would like your prospective customers to know about.  Or maybe, there has been a  problem at your business that is attracting media attention.  Whatever, the circumstance, knowing how to prepare a professional press release is a valuable skill.  In this workshop we will examine what the media is looking for in a good press release and how to craft media communication that will help to preserve your businesses’ reputation and…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Feb 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: 20 WordPress Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses

Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

WordPress is by far the most popular content management system. From blogging to eCommerce, it can be a powerful tool for small business website owners to enhance their online presence. In this webinar, we will review some of the key features and benefits of WordPress, how it differs from other platforms, and how you can set yourself up for success. Attend this 2-hour Webinar to discover: How to get started on WordPress Which features set it apart from the pack Must-have…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How To Set Up & Register Your Business

Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits •…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Everything You Always Wanted to Ask A Lawyer, but Were Afraid to Ask

Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Each attendee will have the opportunity to ask questions and pick topics to be covered by Attorney Ben Martin. Learn about the issues that all small businesses must consider from the start. Legal structure, contracts, permits and licensing are among the subjects covered. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses, survive and thrive. With over 20 years of experience working for SBDCs, Non-profit Entrepreneurship Programs, and Pro Bono service to people wanting to build their futures. Ben has a reputation…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Google Analytics 4 For Beginners

Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As Google has announced discontinuing data collection for Universal Analytics, it’s crucial to begin making the switch to for Google Analytics 4. We will walk through how to set up a new GA4 property and how to switch over from UA. We will go over each of the main features of GA4 and discuss which features are the most valuable for small businesses to tap into. Attend this 2-hour webinar to discover: What is GA4 and how it is different…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Digital Marketing Automation-Leverage Your Business Growth

Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over how you can set up an automated Digital Marketing system to grow your business by leverage your time using systems. Regardless of your business, you will learn how to take advantage of automation to beat your competitors and free up your valuable time. In this workshop you will discover:      How to find and attract potential customers      How to take interested leads and turn them into paying customers      How to increase the lifetime value of…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to learn how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. Upon completion of this course, participants will discover how to obtain a contractor’s license and start a Construction business. Presented by our advisor, Michael Williams who has 30 years of experience helping people pass the CSLB exam. Topics we will cover: Business Organization Business Finances Employment Requirements Bonds, Insurance and Liens Contract Requirements and Execution Licensing Requirements Safety Public Works Instructor: Michael…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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 Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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