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June 2024

WEBINAR E-Commerce Series: How to Sell Online

Jun 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

How to Sell Online – Part 1  6/6/2024 Selling things online in many ways mirrors selling in person. Learning the basics of eCommerce can help you make right decisions while setting up your own online store. In the first webinar of the series, we will discuss the options faced by new store owners and how to choose the right fit for your business goals. We will look at the initial steps needed to launch a store and put yourself in…

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WEBINAR Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities

Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The “Improve Your Personal Credit for Lending Opportunities” workshop is designed to help individuals and business owners understand the factors that affect their credit scores and learn strategies to improve them. Whether you are looking to apply for a personal loan, business loan, or credit line, having a strong credit score can significantly increase your chances of approval and favorable terms. During this workshop, participants will learn about the different credit bureaus and how they calculate credit scores, the common…

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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 Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

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

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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WEBINAR Using SMS Text Marketing to Grow Your Business!

Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Are you using SMS (Text) Marketing to Grow Your Business? Today's consumers rely on their smart phones and many prefer getting information through Text Marketing. However there are rules and best practices that can help you create successful text marketing campaigns and entice your contacts to subscribe. Attend this webinar to learn how to set up and execute SMS Text Marketing campaigns that keep your contacts subscribed and interacting with your company. Learn how to achieve your marketing goals by effectively adding…

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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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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Jun 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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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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WEBINAR Mastering Storytelling for Community Building and Sales: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Jun 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Optimize storytelling for community building and sales on two prominent social media platforms: Facebook and LinkedIn. In this user-friendly overview, we'll explore the unique features of both platforms, compare the benefits of sharing text and image updates, and explore real-life examples of personalities, brands, and companies leveraging these platforms to foster engagement and drive sales.   Instructor: Chérmelle Edwards (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Lean Business Planning

Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Lean business planning is not what you think. Not a big formal plan. Not just for startups. Quick and practical tool for managing through a crisis. It's as quick and easy as a few simple bullet point lists and tables to set down milestones and metrics. Plus powerful tools to manage sales, spending, and cash flow. Make a quick dashboard for getting through a crisis. Join this webinar as Tim Berry, founder of bplans.com and Palo Alto Software, shares the simplicity and ease…

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WEBINAR Taking Charge of Your Career through Franchise & Business Ownership

Jun 26 @ 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 E-Smarts: Digital Marketing Automation-Leverage Your Business Growth

Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over how you can set up an automated Digital Marketing system to grow your business by leverage your time using systems. Regardless of your business, you will learn how to take advantage of automation to beat your competitors and free up your valuable time. In this workshop you will discover: How to find and attract potential customers How to take interested leads and turn them into paying customers How to increase the lifetime value of your customers How…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to the financial health of your company. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated! This webinar will cover how to use Wave, a free online accounting software program to help keep you on track. Wave is designed for small business owners. No jargon, just an easy accounting software for small business that makes sense.  This webinar is not for companies with inventory. Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Marketing 101

Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Understanding the basics of marketing is vital for successful launch and growth of any business. Marketing is the discipline where  you learn how to create & maintain demand, relevance, reputation, competitive positioning and more. Marketing is integral in all facets of launching, growing and maintaining your business in the short and long term. Marketing provides unique insights and direction to develop a product/service, identify/reach your target market, create compelling content, engage/inform customers and establish brand relevance. During this class we will introduce the concepts…

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July 2024

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed.   Attendance is required for…

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WEBINAR Human Resources: Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring

Jul 9 @ 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 Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Funding and financing your business are extremely important. One of the options that comes up is angel investment. What does angel investment mean? How often does it happen? Is your business a candidate? What steps to take? What do you need? Webinar presenter Tim Berry has been on both sides of this table. He successfully raised investment for his business. And he has been an angel investor for more than a decade.   In this webinar, Tim answers key questions…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs Ongoing expenses Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on session.   Instructor: Andrew Strachan…

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WEBINAR Social Media 101-The Basics, What, When, Where and Why

Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Discover the basics of getting 'on' social media. In this workshop we'll briefly cover main social platforms - what are they and how to use them. We'll discuss key terminology, cover how-to's (ie.e how to post, share stories, upload a video, write captions and create hashtags.) We'll cover best practices including how to use apps as a search engine, how to follow, share, comment and engage organically to build followers and community.   Instructor: Chérmelle Edwards (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Jul 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered by the SBDC. The key fundamentals essential for starting and maintaining a successful business will be reviewed. As capital is the life blood of any business, your questions concerning capital and how the SBDC can assist in this effort will be addressed. And as a special bonus, the critical reasons why products/services sell will also be discussed. Attendance is required for existing,…

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IN PERSON EVENT: INTRODUCTION TO MICROENTERPRISE HOME KITCHEN OPERATION (MEHKO)

Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will provide information on “Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation” (MEHKO)  a new type of retail food facility. We will cover the key features, benefits, challenges and differences between MEHKO and Cottage Food Operations. This workshop offers the entrepreneur a new way to launch a retail or production operation in their home! THIS IS AN IN PERSON WORKSHOP. Instructor: Larry Johnson & Debbie Goldfarb (SBDC Advisors) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Navigating SBIR/STTR (Research & Technology) Grants

Jul 17 @ 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 Win The Inbox Battle—Email Marketing 2024 Latest Action

Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Are your Email Marketing efforts paying off? Are your contacts engaging & converting? Learn proven strategies to help your messages rise above a noisy inbox. Email open rates have changed. 2024 email marketers can use the latest action tools to motivate opens & engagement. Liz reveals her top 2024 tips to achieve better results. Save time & get better results using tools like: AI, CRM, integrated apps, landing pages, SMS & so much more!   This Workshop Will Teach You…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: IP – Intellectual Property Protection and Ownership of your “Big Idea”

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

What are the ways you can own a valuable idea? How to prevent someone from stealing your IP. No Cost, Tips and Tricks you can use today. Avoid the major mistakes people make when creating, collaborating, or marketing your IP. How to use someone else's ideas.... legally.   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.…

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