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October 2022

WEBINAR Crisis Management for Small Business

Oct 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Each year businesses around the world experience thousands of crises—anything from the fallout from mismanagement to interruptions resulting from 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 workshop, we will look at how to scan your business environment for potential problems that could lead to a crisis and then build a personalized crisis management plan. Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Drip Marketing Campaigns-Automate & Maximize Your Lists!

Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

it's time to market smarter by targeting customers using drip marketing campaigns to maximize your impact and identify your next best customer. Learn how to automate your follow-up and bring more customers to your website, shopping cart or donation page. Get my 10 Tips to segment your marketing lists, use landing pages and customize content for easy marketing automation. We'll target your emails and landing pages, tag key list properties and provide social media tools and post tips to deliver…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How To Set Up & Register Your Business

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

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits • Resale…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

Oct 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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 easy accounting software for small businesses that makes sense.   This webinar is not for companies with an inventory. Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Protect Yourself: Buying a Business or Franchise

Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Buying an existing business or new franchise can have many pitfalls. Franchisees have to wrestle with documents often three inches thick, and those people buying existing businesses have dozens upon dozens of things to consider and facts to find. This workshop teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls and make the right decision. Relevant contract issues are explained. 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,…

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November 2022

WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Nov 1 @ 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 Legal Corner: Small Business Contracts

Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

As a small business you are often faced with critical decisions that revolve around agreements and contracts. We have all had the experience of signing an agreement without “reading the fine print” and then realized the “fine print” contains the most important details that can cause trouble. Understanding agreements and contracts is crucial to prudently and successfully manage your business.   The terms, conditions, considerations, conduct and terminology that are contained in the “fine print” are confusing. In this workshop, we…

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WEBINAR How to Communicate During a Crisis

Nov 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

When a crisis develops, experience has shown that a strategic, well thought-out communication plan can make or break a business. In this information-filled, interactive workshop, participants will learn best practices for staying ahead of the story and communicating effectively. Participants will discover what types of crises are most common to their particular industry and be shown how to prepare written and verbal communication that will minimize any negative media coverage once the crisis occurs. Instructor: Saida Pagan REGISTER NOW

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

Nov 2 @ 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 QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm - Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on Oct 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Oct 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Nov 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Free

10/12/2022 - SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips.   10/19/2022 - QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links.  Learn how to correctly enter expenses…

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WEBINAR: Culver City Chamber of Commerce- Certifications 101

Nov 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Learn what certification is, why it’s an important strategy and whether it makes sense for your business… Did you know that federal, state, local government of agency (CALTRANS/METRO/LAX) businesses are mandated to reward large number of contracts to certified businesses. You know businesses that are certified as Small Business, Women, Veteran, Minority owned… Come join Debbie Goldfarb and Larry Johnson from the El Camino SBDC to gather an overall understanding about what certification is and what it entails to become certified. During this class we…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

Nov 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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 Money Matters: Angel Investment 101 for Start-Ups

Nov 8 @ 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 Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Nov 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 existing,…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: How To Set Up & Register Your Business

Nov 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California.   Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits •…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowdfunding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will need…

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WEBINAR CROWDFUNDING SERIES: The Newest Way For Startups and Entrepreneurs to Raise Capital

Nov 10 @ 10:00 am - Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Nov 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

Free

Series Overview: In the past, when someone wanted to fund something — be it a project, a company, or anything that required capital to start — there were a few ways to raise money. They could take on debt from a loan. They could raise money from friends, family members, and angel or VC investors. They could even take the "bootstrapping" route and scrounge up as much money as possible to fund the project themselves. In the late 2000s, a…

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WEBINAR Website E-Smarts Series

Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm - Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Nov 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Nov 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on Nov 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Free

11/03/2022 - Website 101 How to Plan Your New Website: 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.   11/10/2022 - Website 102 Usability Design…

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Webinar: Culver City Chamber of Commerce- Let’s Get Funded

Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Money doesn't grow on trees. But COVID changed that notion albeit temporarily. Since the beginning of the pandemic along with the EIDL program--the government disbursed a whopping $1.27 trillion in COVID-related relief to small businesses. Due to a convergence of increased consumer demand, the war in Ukraine, ongoing supply shortages, high gas prices and huge influx of government money into our economy--we have the highest inflation levels since 1981. What’s that mean for you? Unlike during the pandemic, there is NO more free or subsidized government money.…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: The Big Idea and How To Protect It!!!

Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

How do you protect your ideas while using them, developing them, or marketing them to customers? Discussions includes the basics of Copyrights, Patents, Trade Secrets, Trade and Service marks, Masks and Domain Names. Non-disclosure Agreements and Agreements Not to Compete are covered along with how to keep records that prove your idea is your idea and no one else’s. 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,…

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WEBINAR Money Matters: How to Finance Your Business

Nov 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This workshop will provide an overview of available options for financing your business. Equity and debt options as well as crowd funding and the process for raising capital from friends and family will be discussed. Details on what you need to know to apply for a business loan, as well the required documents and paperwork needed for the application process will be provided. The various types of financial institutions and which institutions are currently loaning money and what you will…

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WEBINAR Legal Corner: Tips for Consultants; Profit and Protection

Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This workshop will cover legal issues, accounting basics, marketing, creating opportunities, and management tips.  If you're interested in becoming a consultant, or already are one, this workshop is for you. These are ideas and methods that are low cost or no cost, but improve your survival and your bottom line. 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…

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor) REGISTER…

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WEBINAR E-Smarts: Dominating Your Local Market Online

Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This workshop will go over methods and strategies to leverage online marketing and social media to dominate your local market. If you're looking for ways to attract new customers then this training will show you how to avoid common pitfalls and get ahead of your competition. In this workshop you will discover: • The 4 areas of Digital Marketing that are essential to a successful business • Why the way people perceive you online makes all the difference • The proper way to…

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WEBINAR Orientation: What the SBDC Can Do for You!

Nov 17 @ 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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