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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

WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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 28 @ 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 Survive AB5 and Independent Contractors (Webinar)

Apr 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Are you an independent contractor? Do you engage independent contractors? Are you confused or unaware of the new law governing the engagement of independent contractors? To avoid fines and penalties, there are technicalities that are important to understand. Topics will include: -Explanation of the new Independent Contractor law (AB5) -Which businesses, professions and trades are exempt from AB5 -Discussion of the criteria to be an independent contractor -Ramifications for violation of AB5 Instructor: Michael DeDonato REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 29 @ 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 30 @ 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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May 2020

YouTube 101 for Business (Webinar)

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$20

Topics Covered: -Understanding Youtube as a Social Media Marketing platform -What content can you put on Youtube -How to optimize and monetize Youtube videos -Simple steps you can do to increase Subscribers -How to integrate with Social Media to increase revenue -How to use Youtube as a Marketing Strategy. Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

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Pitch Perfect 101 (Webinar)

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 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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SBDC Orientation (Webinar)

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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The Basics of Starting a Business (Webinar)

May 12 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
webinar, 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 Your Business Financials in Excel (Webinar)

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 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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Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar (Webinar)

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Attend these free workshops to learn: -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 Speak with Confidence on Camera (Webinar)

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Would you like to use Social Media tools like YouTube, Facebook Live or Snapchat but are shy to get on camera? Does the thought of being on camera make you anxious? Would you like to learn tools to master -How to release your fear of speaking. -How to connect with your audience on camera -How to memorize content and speak naturally -How to get business from your videos -Q&A Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

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How to Survive AB5 and Independent Contractors (Webinar)

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Are you an independent contractor?  Do you engage independent contractors? Are you confused or unaware of the new law governing the engagement of independent contractors?  To avoid fines and penalties, there are technicalities that are important to understand. Topics will include: -Explanation of the new Independent Contractor law (AB5) -Which businesses, professions and trades are exempt from AB5 -Discussion of the criteria to be an independent contractor -Ramifications for violation of AB5 NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive…

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Networking 101- 15 Second Elevator Pitch (Webinar)

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business (Webinar)

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 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 (Webinar)

May 20 @ 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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Website 101: How to Plan Your New Webiste (Webinar)

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

This workshop is a starter course for business owners looking to build their first website. We will discuss what makes a good website and look at some things to consider before making an investment in one. We will compare and contrast the various options available in the marketplace for building a website, and cover the basics of search engine optimization, analytics and website security. Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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Business Plan Overview (Webinar)

May 21 @ 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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Legal Structure (Webinar)

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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SBDC Orientation (Webinar)

May 26 @ 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. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 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 bring a hand held calculator for your convenience. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER…

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Marketing 101 (Webinar)

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

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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