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March 2020

State/Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

Mar 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Attend this seminar to learn all about: -California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements. -About independent contractor reporting requirements. -Electronic filing and payment requirements and options. -Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing. REGISTER NOW

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SBDC Orientation

Mar 10 @ 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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business

Mar 10 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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How to Speak with Confidence

Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Would you like to use Social Media tools like YouTube, Facebook Live or Snapchat but are shy to get on camera? Does the thought of being on camera make you anxious? Would you like to learn tools to master: -How to release your fear of speaking -How to connect with your audience on camera -How to memorize content and speak naturally -How to get business from your videos -Q&A Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

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Dominating Your Local Market Online

Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over proven strategies for using internet marketing and social media to get more customers and keep them. No matter if you are a large company or a one-person shop this training will give you the tools you need to prosper online. In this workshop you will discover: -How to guarantee you get found online -4 Data Companies that determine your Google ranking – that you never even knew existed -Techniques to have your customers telling everyone they know about…

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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Pitch Perfect 102

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

Why this workshop is important: Entrepreneurs seeking equity (angel and venture) funding must prepare and submit pitches to potential investors. Poor presentation of pitches often leads to failed attempts and hard lessons learned. Pitching investors and lenders is one of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs. High impact communications can motivate investors. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to practice their pitches in a safe and supportive environment leading to constructive and meaningful feedback. Who should attend this workshop? Entrepreneurs seeking angel, venture or lending…

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Networking 101 – 15 Second Elevator Pitch (INGLEWOOD)

Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inglewood Public Library, 101 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301 United States
Free

Would you like to improve your ability to communicate what you do to increase clients and customers? Do you have your 15 second pitch? NEWSFLASH: With the internet info overload attention spans have decreased and now we have less than 15 seconds to engage potential customers attention. Deborah Deras, SBDC Marketing Consultant with give you a 4 step simple system to be able to create your elevator pitch and speak it with conviction to increase opportunities for sales, investors and…

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Marketing 101

Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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: Debbie Goldfarb REGISTER NOW

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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SBDC Day Networking and Open House

Mar 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Come and celebrate SBDC Day at this special event! Open House and Showcase will be open from 9am-12pm. This will be a breakout session with a panel of SBDC Clients discussing what it took for them to become successful business owners. Refreshments will be served as part of the open house. Seating for the panel discussion is limited so register today! REGISTER NOW

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SBDC Day Panel Discussion and Q&A

Mar 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Come and celebrate SBDC Day at this special event! Open House and Showcase will be open from 9am-12pm. This will be a breakout session with a panel of SBDC Clients discussing what it took for them to become successful business owners. Refreshments will be served as part of the open house. Seating for the panel discussion is limited so register today! REGISTER NOW

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Business Loans 101

Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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Website 102: Web Design and SEO Best Practices

Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$15

Following up Websites 101, we will take a deeper dive into forming a web design strategy by discussing how to structure a website and the importance of sitemaps. We will also discuss on-site and off-site Search Engine Optimization. Finally we touch designing your own website vs hiring a professional web designer, and review web design platforms and hosting options. This workshop explores web strategy concepts and is not a hands-on training. Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Overview

Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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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Instagram 101

Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Join us for this Instagram workshop and learn: -How to set up your profile -How to get followers -Choosing the right hashtags -Creatively designing pictures -Plus all participants will get an ebook how to go from likes to sales. Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

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SBDC Orientation

Mar 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Legal Structure

Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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$10

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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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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April 2020

SBDC Orientation

Apr 7 @ 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 two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business

Apr 7 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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Social Media 101 from Likes to Sales

Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

What you’ll learn: You’ve started using social networks for your organization and now you want to use them more effectively in 2020. 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…

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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Pitch Perfect 101

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

Why this workshop is important: 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…

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Podcasting for Small Businesses (INGLEWOOD)

Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inglewood Public Library, 101 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301 United States
Free

With more time in the car stuck in traffic commuting and the decline of good music on the radio we are forced with a dilemma of what to do in the car. Like any productive entrepreneur we want to do something that will grow our business. According to Edison Research, online radio including podcasts has grown 61% in the past ten years and NPR data reported in last two years has risen from 3.5 to 5.4 million listeners. It is…

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