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February 2020

How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor Andrew Strachan   REGISTER NOW

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Pitch Perfect 101

Feb 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Why this workshop is important: 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…

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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Business Loans 101

Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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 -What you should know about credit. Instructor Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow

Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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 & presented in this hands-on session. Please bring a hand held calculator for your…

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March 2020

State/Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

Mar 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Attend this seminar to learn all about: -California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements. -About independent contractor reporting requirements. -Electronic filing and payment requirements and options. -Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing. REGISTER NOW

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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Pitch Perfect 102

Mar 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Why this workshop is important: Entrepreneurs seeking equity (angel and venture) funding must prepare and submit pitches to potential investors. Poor presentation of pitches often leads to failed attempts and hard lessons learned. Pitching investors and lenders is one of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs. High impact communications can motivate investors. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to practice their pitches in a safe and supportive environment leading to constructive and meaningful feedback. Who should attend this workshop? Entrepreneurs seeking angel, venture or lending…

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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Business Loans 101

Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs and Cash Flow (Webinar)

Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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 have a calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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April 2020

SBA Disaster Loan Webinar

Apr 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

On Friday March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES). As part of the CARES act, Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program. For this program, Congress has allocated $349 billion dollars to help non-profit's, sole proprietor and independent contractors and small businesses. Additionally, Congress has expanded the EIDL Program and relaxed the underwriting guidelines to help small businesses take advantage of this program. PLEASE NOTE: LINK WILL BE EMAILED ONE DAY PRIOR…

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel (Webinar)

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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Pitch Perfect 101 (Webinar)

Apr 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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…

Find out more »

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

Apr 14 @ 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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Business Loans 101 (Webinar)

Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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How to Estimate Start-Up Costs & Cash Flow (Webinar)

Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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May 2020

WEBINAR: How to Apply for PPP through Lendistry

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

If you haven't applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there's still time! Lendistry has funding and is still accepting applications. Lendistry began in 2014 with a mission to make small business accessible to everyone. They saw promising small business owners in undeserved communities struggle to get approved for the funding. Lendistry discovered it was possible to offer the latest fintech with a quick, online application process and also connect with applicants in a real way, learn their stories, and make…

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WEBINAR CARES Act: Unemployment for Self Employed & Payroll Tax Webinar

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
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, updates regarding unemployment for the self-employed, payroll tax, 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…

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Pitch Perfect 102 (Webinar)

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Why this workshop is important: Entrepreneurs seeking equity (angel and venture) funding must prepare and submit pitches to potential investors. Poor presentation of pitches often leads to failed attempts and hard lessons learned. Pitching investors and lenders is one of the greatest challenges facing entrepreneurs. High impact communications can motivate investors. This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to practice their pitches in a safe and supportive environment leading to constructive and meaningful feedback. Who should attend this workshop? Entrepreneurs…

Find out more »

How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel (Webinar)

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. For maximum learning you may bring your laptop to follow along, but it is not required. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

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

May 20 @ 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

Find out more »

Business Loans 101 (Webinar)

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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

Find out more »

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

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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June 2020

WEBINAR: Pitch Perfect 101

Jun 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 by…

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