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SBDC serving Northern Los Angeles County Events – May 2012 

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

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:  Thursday, May 3

Time:  10 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99

Location:  ITT Technical Institute

                 12669 Encinitas Ave, Sylmar  91342  – 5 Fwy at Roxford 

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 just like you achieve success.

Date:  Friday, May 4
Time: 9 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $30

Location:  University of Antelope Valley – Main Ballroom

                 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

Social Media Marketing – FREE – Citi Sponsored

In this fun and interactive workshop, you will learn to write an effective online business social networking profile to build your connections and grow your client base. Lead by an expert strategist with more than 20 years in successful relationship marketing, public relations and sales experience, this powerful 3 hour workshop will cover introduction to social media and online business social networking; basic marketing and sales principles; 4 simple steps to writing your profile; growing your online network and much more!  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/7madx2m.

 

Date:  Tuesday, May 8

Time: 9 am – 11:00 am

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

QuickBooks Level 1

This hands-on “at a computer” 3-hour workshop will teach you how to effectively use QuickBooks to profitably run your business. Learn simple yet powerful techniques to manage your finances including how to set up a chart of accounts, pay bills, record a sale, invoice a customer, receive payments and the affect of daily transactions on your monthly and year-end Profit & Loss Statement. Presented in a computer lab with limited seating. For beginners and current users.

 

Date:  Tuesday, May 8

Time: 6 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $65 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14, machine takes $1 bills and quarters only)

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

                 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, May 11
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

 

 

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 (May 2 & May 16)

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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