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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

Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan – Evening Class!

 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, June 19

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 222
  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.

 

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-Orientation-061413

 

Date:  Thursday, June 20

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:30 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
Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar

 This seminar is conducted by the Employement Development Department (EDD).  You will learn:

  • How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor.
  • The basics of statutory employment.
  • Independent contractor reporting requirements.
  • Ways to get assistance.

Register directly with EDD online at:

http://www.edd.ca.gov/payroll_tax_seminars/Seminar_Registration_Form.aspx?param=0c2315a2-4b5e-40d4-8297-151894bbee8e

 

Date:  Friday, June 21

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost:  FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 107
  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, June 25

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 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
Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media & Networking Lunch

This interactive workshop will share key concepts of email and social media marketing. Accompanied by a short workbook, you will be guided through a process of creating a digital marketing strategy that is unique to your business or organization. In the workshop we’ll discuss and brainstorm about:

  • Engagement Marketing
  • Marketing Objectives
  • Marketing Goals
  • Marketing Campaign
  • Channels that Matter
  • Measurable Results

By documenting your understanding of these topics, in a way that creates a plan, you will leave with a greater understanding of how to optimize you email and social media marketing from a standpoint of where to find and how to cultivate the best relationships. A networking lunch and Business Matchmaking will follow the seminar from 11:45 am – 1 pm.

 

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Grow-Your-Business-AV-062613

Date:  Wednesday, June 26

Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom
  38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale 93550
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 isheld in a computer lab with limited seating. Please note that there will be a one-hour lunch break, lunch not provided.

 

Date:  Friday, June 28

Time:  10:00 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 Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91355
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-062813

 

Date:  Friday, June 28

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley

 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
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