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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

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

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, March 26

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

Export Sales Techniques

Join us for this workshop, held in conjunction with the Port of Los Angeles and its’ industry partners. Topics covered will include:

  • Export Sales Contracts
    • What are the best templates and key elements
    • Distributorship Agreements – Do’s & Don’ts
    • The Commercial Invoice – Reducing disputes
    • The Certificate of Inspection – Reducing litigation
  • Export Pricing
    • Calculating export shipping costs – Allow for vessel delays & cost escalations
    • Quoting the CIF Export Price
    • Overseas Tariffs & Customs Duties – The role of Free Trade Agreements & Certificate of Origin
  • Negotiating Export Terms of Sales (INCOTERMS) and reducing export risk with INCOTERMS

This is the fifth 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. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Export-Sales-Techniques-032613

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 26

Time:  9 am – 12 pm

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

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 301    

                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Social Media Marketing Made Simple

You’ve probably heard of social media. You may even understand the value social media can bring to your business. Now wondering how to start? In this introductory session, we cover strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities, including:

  • What social media marketing really is and why use it
  • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business or organization
  • How small businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales and response
  • How to create good content for your social media marketing campaigns and time management
  • How to balance social media marketing with email marketing and your other marketing efforts

Register online at:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=p8kdgpiab&oeidk=a07e72sxsmd81070d85

 

Date:  Wednesday, March 27

Time:  9 am – 11 am

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

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