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2013 Export Workshop Series Comes to the SFV!

The SBDC, the Port of Los Angeles, and its’ industry partners are bringing the 2013 Export Workshop Series to the San Fernando Valley.  This highly touted eight part series, beginning May 1 and running through August 7, includes:

For more information about a particular session or to register for a specific training, click on the name of the class above.  To register for the entire series click here:  http://tinyurl.com/ExportUSFValley2013

  

Date:  As shown above

Time:  9 am – 12 pm

Cost:  FREE

Location: ITT Technical Institute

12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar  91342  – 5 Freeway at Roxford exit

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, June 5

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:30 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 

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:  Thursday, June 6

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost:  $35
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
  9207 Eton Ave., Chatsworth  91311
Linked-In 101

Are you using LinkedIn actively? Effectively? Do you know that LinkedIn is more than a “social media” site to connect with people you know? In fact, LinkedIn is a professional networking site with which you can search for and connect with potential clients, strategic referral partners, service providers and vendors, and industry peers.

 

In this hands-on workshop in the computer lab, you’ll learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to increase and leverage your existing professional network and grow your business. You’ll receive in-depth guidance on improving your LinkedIn profile, building a useful network, prospecting for new contacts, making new connections and building professional business relationships. Please come with a free LinkedIn account and profile already created. Held in a computer lab with limited seating.

Date:  Friday, June 7

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost:  $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 309
  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.   Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Business-Plan-060713

Date:  Friday, June 7

Time:  10 am – 1 pm

Cost:  FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley
  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
Start Your Home-Based Business – Saturday Class!

Home-Based Businesses are one of hottest trends in business today. The benefits of working from home are endless: be independent, do away with traffic, office politics and more. Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities -motivation, discipline, and creativity – that you will need. This class is a great way to start your own home-based business or enhance an existing one.   This workshop will walk you through:

  • Entrepreneurial Qualities
  • Business Selection Process
  • Start-up Procedures and Legal Requirements
  • Licenses, Permits and the Zoning Board
  • Banking and Record Keeping
  • Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
  • Business Image
  • Balancing your Life
Date:  Saturday, June 8

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 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
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, June 11

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 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
Create a Business Website

Create a high quality, low cost business website using new Google Tools! Small businesses across California are getting online through a free program from Google. Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop, in a computer lab, where you will create an easy-to-build Intuit website, get a free customized domain name, get free web hosting for one year, learn about free online tools and training. You will create a functioning website in this class so come prepared with a gmail account (available free from Google) and a flash drive with any photos or information such as bios, “about us”, or product information that you may want to upload to your new website. This training is held in a computer lab with limited seating.

 

Date:  Tuesday, June 11

Time:  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $50 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 309
  26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355
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