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How to Successfully Start Your New Business – Evening Class!

This hands-on workshop will help you get started quickly as you learn the steps necessary to successfully launch your new business. Learn to prepare a written plan you can use to build and grow a profitable business. Learn the best way to structure your business as you identify and focus on the key marketing, sales and financial issues of your business and how to bring it all together. This powerful event has helped many entrepreneurs just like you achieve success.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 10

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Cost: $30 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 222

               26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

QuickBooks Boot Camp

In this day long workshop, participants will learn how to set up their company file from scratch; how to create a quality chart of accounts; how to create new vendors, customer, items and accounts. You will also learn how to pay bills, invoice customers, receive payments, make deposits and reconcile bank accounts. An introduction to the report center will be covered, including how to create a Profit & Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet. Ideal for business owners, office managers, and bookkeepers who are brand new to QuickBooks, as well as, existing users who would like some formal education in one of these QuickBooks features. Training held in a computer lab with limited seating. Please note that there will be a one-hour lunch break, lunch not provided.

 

Date: Friday, October 12

Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99

Location:  ITT Technical Institute, Lab 9, 12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar 91342

                 5 Freeway at Roxford Exit

New Client Orientation

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business.  You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.

 

Date: Friday, October 12

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 222

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan

A business plan is a necessity for the success of your business! This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of goals and outline methods to achieve these goals. Critical topics such as business development, marketing plans, advertising strategies, financial analysis & budgeting will be covered.  Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

Date: Tuesday, October 16

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Cost: $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 222

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Win Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants Part II

Part I of TriTech’s Win an SBIR series gave a general overview of the SBIR/STTR process.  On October 16, 2012 part 2 will provide details on how to find the best topic and to successfully draft a winning proposal.  This webinar will be presented by Dr. Marie Talnack who has worked with over 300 new technologies in electronics, bio-medical, pharmaceutical, computer hardware and software, environmental science, and written over 500 technical proposals and strategic plans.  Join us at College of the Canyons where SBDC Business Advisor John Peate will facilitate a question and answer session after the webinar.

 

Date: Friday, October 12

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 223

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Supercharging Your Facebook Marketing

It’s no secret that Facebook has become a huge part of how people interact with each other, share ideas and recommendations, and interact with the brands they like.  Too many businesses aren’t seeing results from their Facebook marketing efforts because they are posting content without a plan for turning “fans” into customers and advocates.

In this seminar, you’ll learn:

  • Why Facebook is important to your business
  • The difference between posting and marketing on Facebook
  • Drive more “likes,” more “shares,” and more business
  • Plan: driving repeat business and amplifying word of mouth with a great offer!
  • Publish: sharing your message easily to stay top-of-mind with others (engage!)
  • Promote: growing your business and measuring results.

You’ll also learn 10 best practices that you can do today to supercharge your Facebook marketing and take that word-of-mouth marketing to the next level.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/supercharging-fb-mkt-101712

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: FREE 

Location: ITT Technical Institute

                12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar 91342 -5 Freeway at Roxford Exit

Best Practices in Event Marketing

Who does events? You do! Events are an integral part of how you market your small business or organization. From sales meetings to fundraisers to performing arts and online training seminars, events help you attract new customers and members. Moreover, events deepen existing relationships with customers and members, generating more revenue and long-term participation.  We’ll cover:

*  Leveraging Social Media for your events – Before During and After!
*  Creating an easy registration process for your attendees and staff!
*  Case Studies of Small Businesses who’ve had success!
*  Top 15 tips for marketing your event and more!

 

Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/event-marketing-101712

 

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: FREE 

Location: ITT Technical Institute

                12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar 91342 -5 Freeway at Roxford Exit

International Trade Finance

This workshop will be presented by international finance banking professionals from California Bank & Trust, and will cover:

  • Financial Risks in Import and Exporting – The obvious and not so obvious pit falls and pot holes.
  • Mitigating Financial Risk – What are my options and do they really work?
  • Methods of Payment – What, when and why use them; risk and costs.  What do I need to know about paying and getting paid?
  • Financing – So, you got the order, now what?  Bankers are not investors; what do lenders look for in evaluating loans?
  • Foreign Exchange – Just what is the value of the dollar and do I care?  What will those widgets really cost when delivered?

Please join  us for this informative workshop on international trade finance.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Intl-Trade-Finance-102312.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 9 am – 10:30 am

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 222

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

You are invited to join SBDC’s Masterminds, a small business and entrepreneurial training and development group facilitated by an SBDC Business Advisor. Come enjoy roundtable discussion on opportunities and problems facing SCV small business owners. Hear expert guest speakers on pertinent business topics. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between 8:30 am and 9:30 am at the Chamber of Commerce office.  Call the SBDC at 661-362-5900 for more details.

 

Date: First & Third Wednesday of each month (October 3 & 17)

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Cost: $35/quarter – First Meeting FREE

Location: SCV Chamber of Commerce

                27451 Tourney Road, Santa Clarita

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