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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

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April 2020

Pitch Perfect 101 (Webinar)

Apr 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

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 derived from the value driven…

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Podcasting for Small Businesses (Webinar)

Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 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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Marketing 101 (Webinar)

Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

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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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding. The…

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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WEBINAR CARES Act: Unemployment for Self Employed

Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC at El Camino College invites you to join us for this timely conversation. Our business advisor, Danielle Jenkins will be covering highlights of the CARES Act, unemployment for the self-employed, plus the steps you need to take now, and some resources that will help you get through the process of filing your claim with the CA Employment Development Department. Come to the conversation with your questions to be sure you get the help you need. PLEASE NOTE: LINK…

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business (Webinar)

Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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 COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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Business Loans 101 (Webinar)

Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 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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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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How to Brand Your Business to Success (Webinar)

Apr 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

In this class you will learn the basics of branding including the key components.  We will discuss the importance of establishing a unique brand and brand promise in the marketplace including the need to maintain the consistency of your brand among all key online, in-person & printed customer communication touchpoints (Website, email/social media campaigns, network events, store front signage & printed ads) PLEASE NOTE: LINK WILL BE EMAILED ONE DAY PRIOR TO WORKSHOP. Instructor:Debbie Goldfarb REGISTER NOW

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Websites 103: How to Hire a Professional Web Designer (Webinar)

Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Once you’ve planned out your website strategy and content, it’s time to hire a web designer. We will give you an introductory course in locating and hiring the perfect fit for your needs and your budget. We will cover: -The difference between a web designer and a web developer -How much you should expect to pay for a website -Where to find great web designers -The selection process, including important questions to ask the designer -10 Common mistakes that can…

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Business Plan Overview (Webinar)

Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch (Webinar)

Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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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Digital Marketing Automation-Grow your Business on Autopilot (Webinar)

Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over how you can set up an automated Digital Marketing system to grow your business on autopilot. If you have a restaurant, a retail business, a service business or an e-commerce business, you will learn how to take advantage of automation to beat your competitors. In this workshop you will discover: -How to double your sales -How to attract potential customers and where you should be looking for them -How to turn those potential customers into…

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SBDC Orientation (Webinar)

Apr 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
webinar, 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. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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Legal Structure (Webinar)

Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

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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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. Information is changing and updating daily and we want to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.…

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs & Cash Flow (Webinar)

Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

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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Export Workshop (Webinar)

Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four export development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Attendees will receive a FREE online copy of Braddock’s The World Is Your Market: Exporting Made Easier for Small Businesses. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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