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November 2022

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

Nov 17 @ 10:00 am - Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

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 Website E-Smarts Series

Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm - Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on Nov 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Nov 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Nov 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Free

11/03/2022 - Website 101 How to Plan Your New Website: 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.   11/10/2022 - Website 102 Usability Design…

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December 2022

WEBINAR How to Increase Profitability

Dec 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Do you know what to do to increase the profitability of your business?  In this workshop, learn the 5 ways to improve profitability.  Learn how to review your company's financials and compare your business performance with industry competitors.  In conjunction with your advisor, you will be able to access reports customized for your business that shows where you are excelling and where improvement is needed.  You will also see how to quickly and easily create an online pitch or business…

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WEBINAR Adapting Your Business for Success in a Digital World

Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

“As the needs of your customers shift, so must your business strategy. Gain insights on how to use digital marketing to reinvent your business and grow your customer base without a massive investment. You will learn how to use digital marketing to: Locate new markets Leverage business partnerships Communicate changes to operations Improve your sales funnel And more…”    Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to gain knowledge on how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. This essential workshop is for any individual who is looking 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…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Dec 6 @ 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 Using Video to Promote Your Small Business

Dec 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

What are some smart ways to use video and other images to increase your chances of selling your goods or services? What are some best practices for video production and on-camera presentation? Is video already part of your public relations plan? Want to learn more?  Join us for this informative workshop and find out how you can promote your business through the use of imagery. Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Family Business; The Best and/or Worst Way to Do Business

Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join us to learn about the issues that show up in family run and owned businesses. Can you really separate family matters from business matters? Topics discussed: Succession, brain drain, trust and security issues, family as employees, Separate property, Community Property, Death, Divorce, pre-nupts and post-nupt agreements, lawsuits from outside and inside. 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…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs Ongoing expenses Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session.   Instructor: Andrew Strachan…

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WEBINAR Win the Inbox Battle–Email Marketing 2023 Action Tools!

Dec 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

 Are your Email Marketing efforts paying off? Are your subscribers unsubscribing? Or are they engaging and converting? Email open rates have changed.  2023 email marketers need to learn the latest tools to motivate opens and engagement.  Learn proven strategies to help your messages rise above a noisy inbox and get results today. Liz Harsch will reveal her 10 Top Tips to achieve the best results in 2023. Plus see the latest in Constant Contact Advanced Features to save time and get…

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

Dec 8 @ 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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