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SBDC serving Northern Los Angeles County Events – April 2012 

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.
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, Room 222

                  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:  Friday, April 27
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

 

Export-Import Workshop

This workshop will provide new-to-export and new-to-market clients with information on getting started in international trade. International trade basics will be provided as we walk through to the export/import development stages and are introduced to trade assistance resources on the federal, state, and local level.

 

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/72arbru

 

Date:  Friday, April 27
Time: 10 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

Dream & Discover Conference

The Dream & Discover Conference will feature a lineup of inspiring keynote speakers and interactive workshops that will encourage current and future small business owners, students, and community members to think entrepreneurially and embrace their dreams.

The emphasis this year will be on Entertainment & Arts and the Food Industry.  The keynote speaker will be Jorge Lopez, Founder and President of J & M Entertainment.  Jason Price, Training Specialist at Yahoo!, will present “Digital Insights for Entrepreneurs.”

Additional breakout sessions include:

  • Branding Your Business
  • Restaurant Possible
  • Producing Your Dream of an Entertainment & Arts Business
  • Pitching Your Business
  • Cash is King
  • Using a Busines Plan, What a Novel Idea!

Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/ct3ktb2.

 

Date:  Thursday, May 3
Time: 1:30 pm – 6:30 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 258

                 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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