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biz_logo_sbdc2013 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.

 

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

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.

 

Date: Friday, August 9

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $49
Location:  University of Anteope Valley, Sierra Highway Room 106
  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
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-080913

 

Date: Friday, August 9

Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 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
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.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 13

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99
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, August 14

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, August 15

Time:  9:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Cost: $35
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
  9201 Eton Avenue, Chatsworth  91311
Marketing and Optimizing Your Website

How can you stand out on the web and draw the right leads to your business? 85% of all web searches are done through Google.  Join us for a powerful workshop sharing new tools you can instantly integrate into your marketing that will deliver immediate results. Google Places is fast becoming the go to portal for businesses needing a presence on the Internet that goes deeper than just a website. It’s the most cost-effective marketing available.

 

In this one-and-a-half hour intensive workshop you’ll learn how your customers are using Google Places to make purchasing decisions. You’ll discover the latest innovative Google product, Google Panoramic Photos, and you’ll learn how to better optimize your website and your Google Places for critical, long-lasting organic search term results. In addition, if you currently don’t have a website, the SBDC will share their expertise on how to set up an inexpensivebut powerful website through Google. 

Date: Tuesday, August 20

Time:  8:00 am – 9:30 am

Cost: $35 + $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
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://tinyurl.com/Social-Media-Marketing-082113

Date: Wednesday, August 21

Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 am

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
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