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September 2021

WEBINAR Lean Business Planning

Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 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…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 three-four times per month. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow in Covid Times

Sep 29 @ 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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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: HR Strategy for Small Business in a COVID Era

Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop, we will discuss HR strategy for small businesses in a COVID era - the top 4 focus areas. We will address best practices, resources, and FAQs. In addition, we will provide information about human resources and information. What we will cover: • Compliance and establishing systems • Workforce planning • The administrative side of HR • Training and development Speaker: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Adapting Your Business for Success in a Digital World

Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

“As the needs of your customers shift, so must your business strategy. Gain insights on how to use digital marketing to reinvent your business and grow your customer base without a massive investment. You will learn how to use digital marketing to: • Locate new markets • Leverage business partnerships • Communicate changes to operations • Improve your sales funnel • And more! Instructor: Omari Valentine REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR – Ask an Advisor? Starts, Pivots, Funding & Covid Recovery Q&A

Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

We are here to address your concerns regarding business starts, pivots, funding and COVID recovery. Senior business advisors will be on hand to address your queries on strategies, tactics to start fund, pivot and recover. Topics can include: • Disaster funding resources • PPP forgiveness • How to start a new business and thrive in this environment • Marketing pivots to address changes caused by COVID • How to strategically address your market position • Branding • Cash management •…

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October 2021

WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Oct 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
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 three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR How to Create a 2021 Social Media Content Calendar

Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you struggle to come up with relevant content worth posting? Do you want to go from “likes” to sales online? The first thing is to develop a strategy that is going to attract your ideal client. Having a solid content calendar is highly recommended so you can accomplish this. It will result in your being organized in the scheduling of your output and increase your ability to capitalize on all the holidays, events, and sales opportunities available to you. During…

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WEBINAR Win the Inbox Battle-Email Marketing Latest Tools for 2021

Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Are you using Email Marketing effectively? Are your subscribers sticking around? Are you customizing your messages to achieve your marketing goals? Come learn what's changed in email marketing tools and how to highlight your product or services with the right target market. Liz Harsch will reveal her 10 Top Tips to achieve the best results using the latest tools from segmenting to drip marketing and shoppable landing pages. Learn how to identify and motivate your marketing lists to take action now.…

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WEBINAR Legal Structure

Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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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WEBINAR Changing Dynamics of Consumer Behavior

Oct 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The study of consumer behavior has always been an integral component of understanding the “success and/or failure” of launching, managing, and growing a business.  Imagine if you will if everything you thought you knew about your consumer’s behavior changed overnight in respect to the “who, what, where, when and how”. Welcome to our COVID-19 world. In this class, we will review these changing dynamics and what they mean to business today and in the future. Gain first-hand information about temporary & permanent…

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business in Covid Times

Oct 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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WEBINAR Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 you…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA
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 three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Financing Your Business

Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This class will teach you 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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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Onboarding New Hires

Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop, we will discuss how to onboard new hires for small businesses. We will address best practices, resources, and FAQs. In addition, we will provide information about human resources and information. What we will cover: • Design and implement and onboarding program • Best practices for onboarding process (in-person and remote) • How to train new hires and set up employees for engagement and growth • Tools and resources to use in onboarding program Speakers: Danielle Jenkins (SBDC…

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WEBINAR Website 103: Locating & Hiring the Best Web Designer for Your Project

Oct 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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 •…

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WEBINAR How to Launch a Construction Business

Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join our advisor, Michael Williams for his insightful webinar as he explains how you can start a construction company. Topics we will cover: • Business Organization • Business Finances • Employment Requirements • Bonds, Insurance, and Liens • Contract Requirements and Execution • Licensing Requirements • Safety • Public Works Presented by: Michael Williams REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Oct 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Webinar CA
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 three-four times per month.  Please check our calendar: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates.   Instructor: Larry Johnson REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR How to Elevate Your 15 second Pitch during Covid 19

Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 will 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 or…

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WEBINAR Setting Up QuickBooks

Oct 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Topics covered are choosing from the different QBO versions, new company setup, customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items, setting up bank feeds, bank rules and bank reconciliation.   Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets, and liabilities of a 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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WEBINAR Crisis Management Planning

Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Each year businesses around the world experience thousands of crises—anything from the fallout from mismanagement to interruptions resulting from causes such as tornadoes, legal action, work stoppages, and yes, pandemics. Being prepared for the inevitable is something every business owner should take seriously. In this Crisis Management Planning workshop, we will look at the plans and procedures that should be in place at every phase of the life of a business.   Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Employee Retention Credit Workshop

Oct 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

During this one-hour webinar, you will learn how to get the employee retention credit for your business. You will learn how to calculate your 2020 and/or your 2021 employee retention credit. You will also learn how to prepare and submit the payroll forms necessary to claim this very valuable credit. This is for companies with employees only. Instructor: Maureen Thielen REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Business Plan Overview

Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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 your…

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