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March 2024

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Mar 5 @ 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 Creating a Personal Media List and Contacting the Media

Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

A customized media list is a must-have resource for successful business owners. In any given year, there are typically several opportunities to contact the media with the goal of getting positive coverage for your product or service. Compiling your own media list requires an investment in time and effort–but the results are well worth the hard work. There are also paid services, and in this workshop, participants will learn where to find them and how to determine which best suits your…

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

Mar 6 @ 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 Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

Mar 6 @ 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 E-Smarts: How to Use Technology to Adapt Your Business and Reach New Customers

Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

As consumers get younger & more tech-savvy, businesses need to pivot to find and appeal to new customers. We will investigate the strategies used by successful companies, and look at the various areas that you can adapt your business in the Digital age. Keeping up with the times is vitally important to keep your edge in a competitive marketplace. You will learn how to use technology to: Find new customers Improve your customer communications Get more leads and sales Integrate…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Mar 12 @ 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 Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Mar 12 @ 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 Drip Marketing Campaigns-Automate & Maximize Your Lists!

Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

It's time to market smarter by targeting customers using drip marketing campaigns to maximize your impact and identify your next best customer. Learn how to automate your follow-up and bring more customers to your website, shopping cart or donation page. Get my 10 Tips to segment your marketing lists, use landing pages and customize content for easy marketing automation. We'll target your emails and landing pages, tag key list properties and provide social media tools and post tips to deliver…

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WEBINAR How to Increase Profitability

Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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 CROWDFUNDING SERIES: The Newest Way For Startups & Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital

Mar 14 @ 9:00 am - Mar 28 @ 11:00 am
Free

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 fourth option…

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WEBINAR Social Media: How to Tell Your Story, How to Sell Your Brand

Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

This workshop is to help businesses with existing social media platforms to take their business to a higher level. This workshop will answer: What is Social Media storytelling. What is the difference between building a business and selling a brand? You will learn key ways to tell a story without overselling your audience. We will discuss examples of current brands and businesses who are leveraging specific platforms to 'sell'. You will leave the webinar with an understanding of how to communicate…

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WEBINAR Human Resources: Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

Mar 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This training is designed to assist California small business owners create a realistic and compliant strategy to legally hire employees. Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Mar 19 @ 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 The Basics of Starting a Business

Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. We will discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and the important steps that need to be taken to begin your business.   Topics of discussion will include: -What it takes to be an entrepreneur -Legal requirements and different legal types including sole proprietorship (DBA), and LLC and S-Corp, -Building your team of experts, including CPA’s, Atty, Bank, Web and marketing experts and industry mentor -Office…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Dominating Your Local Market Online

Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over methods and strategies to leverage online marketing and social media to dominate your local market. If you're looking for ways to attract new customers then this training will show you how to avoid common pitfalls and get ahead of your competition. In this workshop you will discover: i. The 4 areas of Digital Marketing that are essential to a successful business ii. Why the way people perceive you online makes all the difference iii. The proper way to…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How to Make Your Contract Choices

Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE

Learn what choices you can have in contracts for your business. When we go to a restaurant…. they have menus to let us know what is possible for us to order. You pick your item…they ask “how would you like that” cooked? or seasoned? or a special version? Learn what is available to ask for in contracts and tips about “how would you like that” to benefit your business. Contracts in business are like hamburgers at In & Out Burger. Know what you want… you…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

Mar 26 @ 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 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: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Mar 26 @ 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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