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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. Please note that there will be a one hour lunch break (lunch not provided).

 

Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99

Location: ITT Technical Institute, Lab 9

                12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar  91342  – 5 Freeway at Roxford exit

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.

 

Date: Friday, August 10
Time: 10 am – 11 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

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Application Workshop

Are you a small business owner looking to grow your company and improve your skills in business negotiations, marketing, accounting, and people management?  The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a short-term, high impact practical education program that offers customized business advising, peer interaction with other business owners, and the opportunity to access financial capital. If selected, participants receive a scholarship and attend at no cost.  Invest in yourself and your business today.

Who should apply:

  • Owners or Co-Owners of a Small Business
  • Businesses in operation for at least 2 years
  • Businesses with revenues between $150,000 and $4 million in the most recent fiscal year
  • Businesses with a minimum of 4 employees (including owner, co-owner, part-time and contractors)

Attend a 10,000 Small Businesses Application Workshop.  The Program Manager will be on hand to walk you through the document and assist with developing your responses. Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/7ydzns7 

For more information on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesplease contact the following: Website:  www.socal10ksb.com

Long Beach City College                                     Los Angeles City College

Phone: (562) 938-5054                                         Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2595

Email:10000sb@lbcc.edu                                    Email:  lacc10ksb@lacitycollege.edu

 

Date: Tuesday, August 14
Time: 2 pm – 5 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 213

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91355

The Do’s & Don’ts When Negotiating an International Contract

Come and learn about the basic issues in international business contracts from expert David J. Habib, Jr. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Habib also serves as the Vice Chair for the Central Coast for the District Export Council of Southern California. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/842c7u2.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 21
Time: 9 am – 10:30 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 223

                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 in Part I. Attendees may bring a laptop to work on their business plan during the training.

 

Date: Tuesday, August 21
Time: 9 am – 12 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

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 for those just getting started.

 

Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $35 

Location: Premier America Credit Union, 1st Floor Training Room

                19867 Prairie St., Chatsworth  91311

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 (August 1 & 15)

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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