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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

New Client Orientation – AV
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.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-Orientation-040113

Date:  Monday, April 1

Time:  10 am – 11 am

Cost:  FREE

Location:  University of Antelope Valley

  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

Access to Capital – Finding Funding for Your Business

If you want/need a loan to start or build your business, or if you need some financial help to survive this recession, this workshop is for you.  Learn the 5 C’s of credit so you will know what lenders are looking for when considering lending you money.  You will receive information about available small business loan programs designed to assist businesses during a recession.  Lastly, you will learn about the importance of having a well thought out business plan when asking for credit loan consideration from a bank or other lenders.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Access-to-Capital-040513

 

 

Date:  Friday, April 5

Time:  10 am – 12 pm

Cost:  FREE

Location:  University of Antelope Valley

  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

How to Successfully Start Your New Business – Citi Sponsored!
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. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Start-New-Bus-040913

Date:  Tuesday, April 9

Time:  9 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

Export Trade Finance & Insurance – Getting Paid!
Topics covered will include:
  • Balancing Risk Between Seller & Buyer
  • Payment Terms
  • Letters of Credit
  • Selecting International Payment Method
  • Protecting Against Buyers Default
  • Financing Your Export Growth
  • Foreign Exchange Risk

This is the sixth 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/Trade-Finance-Insurance-040913

 

Date:  Tuesday, April 9

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
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, April 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

HR Law for Supervisors & Managers

Supervisors and managers are the first line of defense in complying with Human Resources laws.  Adequate knowledge of and training in this area is essential to legal compliance and in preventing complaints, charges, and lawsuits.  Topics covered include how to legally and effectively:

  • Interview and hire
  • Performance manage
  • Coach, counsel, discipline, and terminate

Also covers federal and California laws and regulations in the following areas:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Wrongful termination and discrimination
  • Leaves of absence
  • Wage hour laws
  • Labor relations
Date:  Thursday, April 11
Time:  9 am – 1 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
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.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-Orientation-41213

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

         26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Date:  Friday, April 12

Time:  10 am – 11 am

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

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