Assisting Clients in the
Greater South Bay
310.225.8277
hosted by: El Camino College SBDC

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.

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

March 2020

SBDC Orientation

Mar 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

How to Speak with Confidence

Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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

Find out more »

Dominating Your Local Market Online

Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over proven strategies for using internet marketing and social media to get more customers and keep them. No matter if you are a large company or a one-person shop this training will give you the tools you need to prosper online. In this workshop you will discover: -How to guarantee you get found online -4 Data Companies that determine your Google ranking – that you never even knew existed -Techniques to have your customers telling everyone they know about…

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

Networking 101 – 15 Second Elevator Pitch (INGLEWOOD)

Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inglewood Public Library, 101 W Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301 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…

Find out more »

Marketing 101

Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

Website 102: Web Design and SEO Best Practices

Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$15

Following up Websites 101, we will take a deeper dive into forming a web design strategy by discussing how to structure a website and the importance of sitemaps. We will also discuss on-site and off-site Search Engine Optimization. Finally we touch designing your own website vs hiring a professional web designer, and review web design platforms and hosting options. This workshop explores web strategy concepts and is not a hands-on training. Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

Business Plan Overview

Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
+ Google Map
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…

Find out more »

Instagram 101 (Webinar)

Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us for this Instagram workshop and learn: -How to set up your profile -How to get followers -Choosing the right hashtags -Creatively designing pictures -Plus all participants will get an ebook how to go from likes to sales. Instructor: Deborah Deras REGISTER NOW

Find out more »

SBDC Orientation (Webinar)

Mar 24 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
+ Google Map
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

Find out more »

Legal Structure (Webinar)

Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
+ Google Map
$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…

Find out more »

How to Survive AB5 and Independent Contractors (Webinar)

Mar 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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…

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

April 2020

WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 6 @ 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.…

Find out more »

SBDC Orientation (Webinar)

Apr 7 @ 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

Find out more »

The Basics of Starting a Business (Webinar)

Apr 7 @ 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

Find out more »

Digital Marketing in time of COVID-19 Webinar

Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
+ Google Map
Free

In today’s new world dealing with COVID-19, and staying at home, we literally have a captive audience who is online virtually all of their waking hours. We have to decide which of the various social media marketing & communication platforms are best for our business and that will have a return on investment & not be a time-waster. We also have to be mindful of what is relevant during these times and stay true to our brand values while making…

Find out more »

SBA Disaster Loan Webinar

Apr 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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…

Find out more »

How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel (Webinar)

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
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 »

Making Facebook Ads Work For You (Webinar)

Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
webinar, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

This workshop will go over the ins and outs of using Facebook Ads to attract new customers. Whether you’re brand new or have tried Facebook Ads before, this training will give you the insight to stand out from your competitors and get more from your advertising budget. In this workshop you will discover: -The difference between a Facebook Ad and Boosting a Facebook Post -The basics of setting up a Facebook Ad -The strategy behind setting up a Facebook Ad -The entire…

Find out more »

WEBINAR COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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.…

Find out more »
+ Export Events