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September 2019

State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

Sep 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States

Topics covered include: – Record-keeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements – Common wage and hour law application – Employer and employee rights and responsibilities – How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor     REGISTER NOW

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Making Facebook Ads Work for You

Sep 17 @ 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 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…

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Hiring Your First Employee

Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Has your business grown to the point that you need a pair of extra helping hands? Don’t miss this exciting workshop where we will provide tips and strategies to help you and your business hire your first employee. This exciting workshop includes numerous tasks business owners need to complete prior to, during, and after hiring their first employee. A great workshop for any business regardless of industry or purpose!   Instructor Danielle Jenkins REGISTER NOW

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Business Loans 101

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

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Business Plan Overview

Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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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Website 102: Web Design and SEO Best Practices

Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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

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Effective Logo Design

Sep 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

Logos are a critical part of the visual communication of most organizations and sits in the core of their brand. To learn how to refine or create a logo, it's important to be able to identify the components that make a successful logo. A logo is not a pretty picture but a mark to identify with an idea and values of a corporation, non-profit, sports team, school, church, etc… This workshop will give you the basics understanding of what makes…

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Dominating Your Local Market Online

Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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…

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Legal Structure

Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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 – 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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SBDC Orientation

Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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   REGISTER NOW NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early. Instructor Larry Johnson

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Cybersecurity and the Risk to Your Small Business

Sep 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10
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Think your small business will not be a victim of a cyber attack? According to Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, almost half of the breaches impacted small to medium businesses (SMBs). In addition, a report by the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance estimated that 60% of all SMBs fail within six months of a cyberattack. By attending this seminar, you will hear about various compliance regulations and the related penalties and fines. You will also learn how hackers and others go about…

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Import Workshop

Sep 26 @ 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 new-to-import and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the four import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state and local level. Instructor Charles Lowe   REGISTER NOW

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October 2019

SBDC Orientation

Oct 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 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

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The Basics of Starting a Business

Oct 8 @ 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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Dominating Your Local Market Online

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

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How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Oct 9 @ 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

Oct 10 @ 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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How to Brand Your Business to Success

Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

In this class you will learn the basics of branding including the key components. We will discuss the importance of establishing a unique brand and brand promise in the marketplace including the need to maintain the consistency of your brand among all key online, in-person & printed customer communication touchpoints (Website, email/social media campaigns, network events, store front signage & printed ads) Instructor: Debbie Goldfarb REGISTER NOW

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Marketing 101

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

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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Optimize Your Business with Technology

Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$10

Running a business can be a challenging task. Having tools to make it easier and more efficient to do so is essential to staying competitive in today's marketplace. This workshop highlights tools Google offers to business owners that are easy to implement, affordable, and are simple to learn. We will also identify the benefits of using these tools to help complete daily business task. These tools will help you efficiently run your business, communicate with employees, clients, and potential clients.…

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El Camino College: Facilities Contractor Workshop

Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
Free

El Camino College invites all local mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general facilities contractors to learn more about the College's new bidding procedures. Under the recently adopted California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA) guidelines, facilities projects valued less than $60,000 are not subject to a formal bidding process, which could mean more contract opportunities for your business! The FREE workshop will cover: - CUPCCAA bidding procedures - How to meet CUPCCAA requirements - Overview of El Camino's facilities projects…

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Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Oct 16 @ 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

Oct 16 @ 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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Websites 103: How to Hire a Professional Web Designer

Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250 United States
$15

Once you’ve planned out your website strategy and content, it’s time to hire a web designer. We will give you an introductory course in locating and hiring the perfect fit for your needs and your budget. We will cover: -The difference between a web designer and a web developer -How much you should expect to pay for a website -Where to find great web designers -The selection process, including important questions to ask the designer -10 Common mistakes that can…

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Business Plan Overview

Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Camino College Business Training Center, 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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