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February 2022

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for Your Business

Feb 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide you with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals for 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. Attendance is required for existing businesses. Existing business Orientation is offered twice per month. Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for additional dates. Instructor:…

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Money Matters: Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Feb 2 @ 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. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SERIES QUICKBOOKS ONLINE- SETTING UP QBO

Feb 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar CA

Topics covered are choosing from the different QBO versions, new company setup, customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items, setting up bank feeds, bank rules and bank reconciliation. Instructor: Maureen Thielen REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Save Your Bacon…ABCs of Contracts

Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small businesses need to know about contracts? Almost Everything you do in business involves contracts!!! Learn how to avoid contract mistakes and issues that kill businesses. Make a checklist to identify your specific contract needs. Explained in real people's English....not a bunch of blah, blah, blah, blah.... lawyer talk REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: Getting Your Business Started with the SBDC

Feb 8 @ 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 by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting 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. Instructor: Larry Johnson</strong Attendance is required for pre-venture…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
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…

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

Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are your Email Marketing efforts paying off? Are your subscribers unsubscribing? Or are they engaging and converting? Email open rates have changed.  2022 email marketers need to learn the latest tools to motivate opens and engagement.  Learn proven strategies to help your message rise above a noisy inbox and get results today.  Liz Harsch will reveal her 10 Top Tips to achieve the best results in 2022. Plus see the latest in Constant Contact Advanced Features to save time and…

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: EEOC Issues Guidance & Covid 9 and ADA Disability

Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop, we will discuss the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) new answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about what employers may or may not do to comply with federal fair employment laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.   What we will cover: • ADA and COVID-19 Background • Determine qualification under ADA • OSHA and federal mandates   Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SERIES WEBSITE E-SMARTS

Feb 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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. Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Social Media Solutions: YouTube for Sales In Time of Covid 19

Feb 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA

Youtube is the second largest search engine after Google. When you learn to use it you can come in search on both Google and youtube without spending money on ADS. IF you are not using GOOGLE you are literally leaving money on the table. In this interactive webinar/training you will: • Understanding Youtube as a Social Media Marketing platform and a search engine • What content should you put on YOUTUBE to come up in GOOGLE SEARCH • 3 ways…

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

Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for Your Business

Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will provide you with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals for 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. Attendance is required for existing businesses. Existing business Orientation is offered twice per month. Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for additional dates. Instructor: Larry Johnson…

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WEBINAR Social Media Solutions: LinkedIn

Feb 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

LINKEDIN was bought by Microsoft and is here in space. It is THE platform to use for B2B - Business to Business sales development. You are able to communicate with high-level 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 you will learn: • How to set up your business and personal profile • How…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 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 ease…

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WEBINAR Orientation: Getting Your Business Started with the SBDC

Feb 22 @ 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 by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting 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 pre-venture and early…

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WEBINAR Dominating Your Local Market Online

Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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…

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2022

Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This workshop will discuss IRS considerations for employee benefits to help employers update their plan designs and ensure plan administration will be consistent with the new limits. What we will cover: • 2022 increased limits for employee benefit plan • Unchanged limits for employee benefit plan • Online resources to help stay up-to-date on changes Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join us for this insightful presentation to learn what you need to know 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. He is qualified as a Small Business Consultant by the State of California, Port of Long…

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