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February 2024

WEBINAR Writing a Winning Press Release

Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

You’ve got a hot new product or service that you would like your prospective customers to know about. Or maybe, there has been a problem at your business that is attracting media attention. Whatever, the circumstance, knowing how to prepare a professional press release is a valuable skill for any business owner. In this webinar, we will examine what the media is looking for in a good press release. This a a hands-on workshop where participants will learn the parts of a press release and how to attract the attention of media…

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WEBINAR Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

Feb 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.  With $4 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization. This webinar will cover…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Stop the Madness – Getting Control of Time and Organizing Your Business

Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Start off 2024 by getting your business organized and working smart by using proven techniques to identify challenges. We will discuss methods to relieve and/or eliminate them! Learn how you can have a life and a successful business at the same time. 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 people wanting to build their futures. Ben has…

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WEBINAR Human Resources Basics and Preparing your Business for Employees

Feb 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This critical HR training will guide you through the basics of what HR is and how to prepare your business for employees before you hire them. Learning these steps will help protect your business from unintended risks and provide you valuable California based HR knowledge and best practices.   Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Taking Charge of Your Career through Franchise & Business Ownership

Feb 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE

Are you looking to get into business ownership but don’t know where to start? Discover what type of business could leverage your professional acumen and have a team to support you build a successful company. During our webinar learn what type of businesses excelled through Covid and are Recession Resistant. Additional topics we will be covering:  Buying into a Franchise & Running your New Business The Surprisingly low upfront cost The different types of Franchise Models Whether franchising is a…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to go from Handyman to Construction

Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

Join us for this insightful presentation to learn how you can go from Handyman to starting a Construction company. Upon completion of this course, participants will discover how 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 Public Works Instructor: Michael…

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March 2024

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 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 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 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 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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April 2024

WEBINAR Human Resources: New Hire Onboarding

Apr 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

New Hire Onboarding teaches you the many various mandatory new hire paperwork requirements and processes to successfully bring a new employee into your business in California. Doing it correctly from the beginning minimizes your risk of unintentional violations of the many State and Federal HR mandates. Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

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

Apr 17 @ 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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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Community Property Impacts on Your Small Business

Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Even if you're not married, you better know the answers: Which spouse has the right to run the business? Is it OK to hide business finances from your spouse? Do you need both spouses to sign a contract? Can you lose business ownership if you get married? Who owns the business if a spouse dies? Will unfaithful spouses lose their business ownership? Do you need a Prenuptial or Postnuptial agreement? Couples together 7 years -- are they married by law? Join…

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May 2024

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

May 1 @ 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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WEBINAR Human Resources: How to do an HR Audit

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This training is designed to assist California small business owners audit their in-house HR files, HR processes, and prepare for a new year, especially with all of the new HR laws that came into reality on 1/1/2024.   Instructor: Sara Nicholson  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Taking Charge of Your Career through Franchise & Business Ownership

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Are you looking to get into business ownership but don’t know where to start? Discover what type of business could leverage your professional acumen and have a team to support you build a successful company. During our webinar learn what type of businesses excelled through Covid and are Recession Resistant. Additional topics we will be covering:  Buying into a Franchise & Running your New Business The Surprisingly low upfront cost The different types of Franchise Models Whether franchising is a…

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WEBINAR Transition from Handyman to Construction Company Owner!

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ready to Level Up? Join us for an Eye-Opening Presentation! What You'll Learn: -  Transform your skills from handyman to business owner! -  Steps to obtain a contractor’s license hassle-free. -  Launching your very own Construction business   Who Should Attend: - Handymen looking to elevate their careers. - Individuals interested in starting their own Construction company. - Anyone eager to learn the ropes of the trade.   Don't Miss Out! Secure Your Spot Now. Your Journey to Construction Success Begins…

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business

May 21 @ 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 Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide an opportunity for small businesses to tap into federal funding to conduct research and development on promising new innovations and technologies.  With $4 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital for early stage companies. SBIR/STTR funding can also serve as a pathway to equity financing by allowing businesses to demonstrate feasibility of new technologies and move toward commercialization. This webinar will cover…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Leases, Landlords and Lawyers…Avoid the Overkill!!!

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn how to overcome the most one-sided contract you may deal with. Since Covid, many Landlords are more aggressive and unrealistic. Leases give landlords much more power than they need or know how to use safely. Landlords using these powers can ruin your small business! And can have little or no benefits for the landlords!! Protect your business from lease problems and the increasingly used contracts that look like leases.... but aren't really leases. Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and small businesses,…

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June 2024

WEBINAR Human Resources Basics and Preparing your Business for Employees

Jun 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This critical HR training will guide you through the basics of what HR is and how to prepare your business for employees before you hire them. Learning these steps will help protect your business from unintended risks and provide you valuable California based HR knowledge and best practices.   Instructor: Sara Nicholson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Insurance Explained for Small Businesses

Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

What you need to know about Insurance for your small business. Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. You will learn about the myriad types of insurance, the rationale for procuring the various insurance types and come away with an understanding of how various types apply to your business. Specific Learning Objectives:  Why Small Businesses Need Insurance? Exactly What Kinds of Coverage Are Available? What insurance is needed for…

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WEBINAR Legal Tips & Tricks for Service Businesses

Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This workshop is for service businesses that want to maximize safety and profitability. We will go over: Scopes of Work and other add-ons to contracts Non-competes, NDAs, and other protective agreements Contract terms that are to your advantage How the laws changed being an independent contract Intellectual property ownership guidance Policies that make your business more efficient and better protected Choices of legal structure How to design your business Your web presence and marketing laws   Join Attorney Ben Martin who loves helping new and…

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Launching a Mobile Food Business in L.A. County-Navigating Regulations, Setup and Success Strategies

Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

COMPACT MOBILE FOOD OPERATION: A CMFO is a mobile food facility in which an individual operates from a pushcart, stand, display, pedal-driven cart, wagon, showcase, rack, or other nonmotorized unenclosed conveyance that can be approved to sell prepackaged food or unpackaged food with limited food preparation. This workshop will provide a comprehensive guide for launching a mobile food business and a review of the importance of understanding regulations, setup processes, and business strategies. Instructor: Larry Johnson & Debbie Goldfarb  REGISTER NOW

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