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SBDC serving Northern Los Angeles County Events – April 2012 

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 held in a computer lab with limited seating. Please note that there will be a one-hour lunch break, lunch not provided.

 

Date:  Friday, April 13 
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills & quarters only)

 

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 309

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

 

State Labor Law & Payroll Tax Seminar

Get it right from the start!  You will receive information from Employment Development Department (EDD) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on:

  • Recordkeeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements.
  • Common wage and hour law application.
  • Employer and employee rights and responsibilities.
  • How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor.
Date:  Friday, April 13 
Time: 9 am – 3:00 pm

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills & quarters only)

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 107

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

LinkedIn 101
In this two-hour hands-on workshop in the computer lab, you’ll learn how to more effectively use LinkedIn to grow your business and increase your circle or connections. You’ll receive tips on improving your profile and learn how to become an expert in your industry or area of interest on LinkedIn. When you leave, you’ll have the necessary skills to add to your network, build new relationships online, and enhance existing relationships with other like-minded business professionals. Please come with a free LinkedIn profile already created. Limited seating.

 

Date:  Saturday, April 14 
Time: 9 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills and quarters only)

 

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 213

                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91355

 

Monster Marketing Mistakes – FREE – Citi Sponsored
Yes, it is almost certainly true – you are making mistakes when marketing your business products and services.  Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss what you can and should do to fix those mistakes.  Bring your business cards, flyers and a link to your website to have them challenged by your peers and a 35 year expert marketing executive who has already helped more than 400 clients just like you!  This event can make a powerful and profitable difference for your business, whether you are an experienced pro or just getting started.  Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/8xl7tlm.

 

Date:  Thursday, April 19 
Time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills and quarters only)

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

                 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 and budgeting will be covered in Part I. Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/78ytf9n.

 

Date:  Friday, April 20 
Time: 10 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location:  University of Antelope Valley

                 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

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 and budgeting will be covered in Part I. Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.
Date:  Tuesday, April 24
Time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills and quarters only) 

Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons

                  26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

You are invited to join SBDC’s Masterminds, a small business and entrepreneurial training and development group facilitated by an SBDC Business Advisor. Come enjoy roundtable discussion on opportunities and problems facing SCV small business owners. Hear expert guest speakers on pertinent business topics. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month between 8:30 am and 9:30 am at the Chamber of Commerce office.  Call the SBDC at 661-362-5900 for more details.

 

Date:  First & Third Wednesday of each month (April 4 & April 18)

Time:  8:30 am – 9:30 am

Cost:  $35/quarter – First Meeting FREE

Location:  SCV Chamber of Commerce

                27451 Tourney Road, Santa Clarita

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