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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.

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January 2021

WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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 will be offered two-three times per month. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is…

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February 2021

WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Feb 2 @ 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 will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: - First draw…

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WEBINAR Business Plan Overview

Feb 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Feb 9 @ 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 will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR PPP Forgiveness

Feb 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Will you be forgiven?  PPP Funding and terms. Now that you have received PPP funding, you may be wondering or confused about PPP loan forgiveness. This workshop provides you with a detailed understanding of how to apply for forgiveness. For those who have not yet applied, you will also learn the terms and conditions for PPP funding. The topics include: - PPP Purpose, overview and terms - The 75/25 Rule - Definitions of Payroll Costs - Definitions of Non Payroll…

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WEBINAR How to Estimate Start-Up Costs in Covid Times

Feb 10 @ 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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check…

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WEBINAR Drip Marketing Campaigns-Automate & Maximize Your Lists

Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

This year, it's mandatory 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. Get my 10 Tips to segment your marketing lists and customize content for easy marketing automation. We'll target your Emails, tag key list properties and provide social media tools and post tips to deliver better results. Automate your follow-up today and provide incentives…

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WEBINAR How to Obtain a Business Loan During Covid-19

Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance…

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: EDD’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 2021

Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this workshop we will discuss the PUA benefits-2021 update. We’ll discuss the claims process, certifying benefits, and FAQs. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present.  Instructor: Danielle Jenkins   REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Changing Dynamics of Consumer Behavior

Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Feb 16 @ 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 will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR: YouTube 101 in Time of Covid

Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

YOUTUBE: -Understanding Youtube as a Social Media Marketing platform -What content can you put on Youtube -How to optimize and monetize Youtube videos -Simple steps you can do to increase Subscribers -How to integrate with Social Media to increase revenue -How to use Youtube as a Marketing Strategy. Instructor: Deborah Deras PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff.…

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WEBINAR Legal Structure

Feb 16 @ 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 Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will…

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WEBINAR Website 103: How to Hire a Professional Web Designer

Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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 The Basics of Import During Covid 19

Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to…

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WEBINAR LinkedIn in Covid 19

Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Social Media Gurus say, LinkedIn is THE Platform of 2021. It is the platform for Business to Business business development. You can connect with C-Suite Executives that you may not be able to connect with on any other platform. If you use it strategically you can build your sales funnel without ever leaving your office. During this course: - Identify your best targets. - Fill your pipeline with quality prospects. - Get more customers using LinkedIn. - Book more appointments…

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WEBINAR PPP2 Q & A Workshop

Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

What do small business owners need to know about the new Federal COVID-19 relief package? What financial resources are available? Who qualifies, and how does the application process work? What about PPP loan forgiveness? Along with a live Q&A, this workshop will provide attendees with information about the latest PPP funding program and forgiveness requirements. It will also cover the changes incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020. Topics will include: – First draw…

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WEBINAR SBDC Orientation

Feb 23 @ 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 will be offered three-four times per month.  Please go to our website: https://southbaysbdc.org/workshops/. for future dates. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go…

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WEBINAR HR Hot Topics: Register with the CA EDD= Employer

Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Employers can register with the CA EDD for unemployment benefits. In this workshop you will learn the basics on how to register your business with the CA EDD and FAQs. PLEASE NOTE: If you check in more than 5 minutes late, you will not receive credit for attending because attendance will have already been taken by one of the admin staff. The presenter is unable to go back and verify who is present.    Instructor: Danielle Jenkins   REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Dominating Your Local Market Online

Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
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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WEBINAR Market Intelligence in Covid Times

Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In the COVID era—everything thing we thought we knew about business has changed from the products/services offered to consumer behavior and rapidly accelerated rates of technology and digital adoption. Brand strategy has been forever altered and our focus on IOT, streaming, blockchain and social media is greater than ever before. Interested in learning more? Join me for this seminar—where you will learn specific research techniques being used during COVID, latest market/industry trends and exactly what this means for you and…

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