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How to Successfully Start Your New Business 
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 achieve success.

Date:  Tuesday, March 12

Time:  9 am – 11 am

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

International Business Culture .

Join us for this workshop held in conjunction with the Port of Los Angeles and its’ industry partners featuring speaker Lanie Denslow, Founder of World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources.  This seminar is an introduction of how culture impacts business practices and will include:

  • A framework to use in thinking about the culture of your target markets.
  • Business protocol for meals and meetings, the basics of handshakes, business card presentations, personal space, dining and toasting skills, along with seating guidelines and tips for negotiating.
  • Styles of communication, the varied definitions of what it means to be on time, along with the importance of hierarchy and building relationships.

The workshop will be informal and interactive.  There will be a variety of activities to engage the participants, and time for discussion.

 

This is the fourth in a series of eight International Trade workshops running every two weeks through May 7, 2013.  You are invited to attend the series or any individual training of interest to you.

Date:  Tuesday, March 12

Time:  9 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

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 achieve success.

Date:  Wednesday, March 13

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

10 Ways to Effective Marketing – Afternoon Class!
Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss how marketing is like washing dishes!  This energetic workshop will help you review what you have been doing; analyze what is working and what has not, and what to do about it.  learn proven ways to grow your business with low cost, targeted advertising and marketing that works, from a marketing and sales expert with more than 35 years of successful business experience.  We begin with a presentation of how to create and execute a marketing and selling program, and then it is your turn – you ask the questions about your business situation and get answers that are customized to your business situation.  Ideal for both existing business owners and those just getting started.
Date:  Tuesday, March 19
Time:  2 pm – 5 pm
Cost:   $35
Location:  Premier America Credit Union, 1st Floor Training Room
                 19867 Prairie St., Chatsworth  91311
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:  Wednesday, March 20

Time:  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost:  $35 + $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

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors & Managers 
This two hour course is designed to meet all AB1825 training requirements and will include: Definition of Sexual Harassment; Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Law; Prohibited Conduct; Remedies; Strategies to Prevent Harassment; Practical Examples; Limited Confidentiality; Resources; Effective Investigation; Other Forms of Harassment. Participants will be provided a Certificate of Completion. The instructor is human resource professional with over 20 years of experience as a Director of Human Resources.

Date:  Thursday, March 21

Time:  9 am – 11 am

Cost:  $35 + $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

New Client Orientation – Evening Class!
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:  Thursday, March 21

Time:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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, March 22

Time:  10 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:  $99 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 309    

                 26455 Rockwell Canyons Road, Santa Clarita  91355

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