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April 2019

Legal Structure

Apr 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 – 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.…

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

Apr 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -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 NOW

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May 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

May 7, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more. Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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Business Loans 101

May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -What you should know about credit. Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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Marketing 101

May 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

May 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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 -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 NOW

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Business Plan Overview

May 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

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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June 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Jun 4, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more.   Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business – Hawthorne Memorial Center

Jun 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started! Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more. -How the Small Business Development Center can help you get started Instructor: Larry Johnson   REGISTER NOW

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July 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Jul 9, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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How to Start a Construction Company

Jul 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will cover:  What is a Small Business? Interesting Small Business Facts LA County Economic Outlook Why Start a New Business? So, You Want to be Self-Employed? Before You Leap…Top “Do’s” & “Don'ts Is This You? How To Start a Business Own Biz, Buy Existing/Franchise Business? Top Businesses to Start in 2019 Steps to Start a Business Additional Information Instructor: Michael Williams REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business – Hawthorne Memorial Center

Jul 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hawthorne Memorial Center, 3901 W El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started! Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more. -How the Small Business Development Center can help you get started   Instructor: Larry Johnson   REGISTER NOW

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August 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Aug 13, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion: Determining the feasibility of your business The importance of business planning Understanding financial and licensing requirements and more! REGISTER NOW

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September 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more.   Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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How to Start a Construction Company

Sep 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This session will cover: - Business Organization - Business Finances - Employment Requirements - Bonds, Insurance, and Liens - Contract Requirements and Execution - Licensing Requirements - Safety - Public Works Instructor Michael Williams   REGISTER NOW

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October 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Oct 8, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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November 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Nov 5, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion: -Determining the feasibility of your business -The importance of business planning -Understanding financial and licensing requirements, and more.   Instructor Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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December 2019

The Basics of Starting a Business

Dec 3, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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January 2020

The Basics of Starting a Business

Jan 7 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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March 2020

The Basics of Starting a Business

Mar 10 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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April 2020

The Basics of Starting a Business (Webinar)

Apr 7 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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May 2020

The Basics of Starting a Business (Webinar)

May 12 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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June 2020

WEBINAR: The Basics of Starting a Business

Jun 9 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. PLEASE NOTE: LINK WILL BE EMAILED ONE DAY PRIOR TO WORKSHOP. Instructor: Charlie Lowe REGISTER NOW

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July 2020

WEBINAR: The Basics of Starting a Business

Jul 7 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
CA United States
Free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. Topics for discussion determining the feasibility of your business, the importance of business planning, understanding financial and licensing requirements and more. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present. LINK WILL BE EMAILED…

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