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biz_logo_sbdcSocial 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
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, August 21

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
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 23

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
Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

In this workshop, conducted by the Employment Development Depatment (EDD) and the Internal RevenueService (IRS), you will learn:

  • California payroll reporting requirements:  forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements.
  • Independent contractor reporting requirements.
  • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options.
  • Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

Register online directly with EDD at:

http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/Seminar_Registration_Form.aspx?param=f66718be-ebbd-4bb5-ae86-a6b538883cf0#sthash.PF4C4HGG.dpuf or call 866-873-6086.

Date: Friday, August 23

Time:  9:00 am – 3:30 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, August 27

Time:  8:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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-082913

Date: Thursday, August 29

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
Accessing Market Reseach Data

Detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing data from the U.S. Census Bureau empower planners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to make decisions for their communities, businesses, and organizations. The Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce a partnership with the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office in providing hands-on training on accessing data. Learn how to use demographic and economic census data for your business plans, market research, site location, marketing strategies, community analysis and planning, grant proposals, and general decision making which involves the use of statistical information. Learn how to access data from the Census Bureau’s website, www.census.gov, in an intensive 3-hour workshop in our computer lab.   Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Accessing-Market-Data-083013.

 

Date: Friday, August 30

Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 106
  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
Sell More to Grow Your Business

The #1 question we get asked is “How do I grow my business?”.  Come listen, learn and discuss the practical, low cost yet effective ways you can increase your sales to grow your business.  Come prepared with questions affecting your business and get answers that may surprise you.  Led by a sales expert with 35 years of successful selling experience who has helped more than 400 clients just like you!  This is an ideal event whether you are an experienced pro or just getting started.  Limited to 30 attendees so register early.

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Sell-More-090513 

 

Date: Thursday, September 5

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
  9207 Eton Ave., Chatsworth  91311
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