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International Trade Finance

This workshop will be presented by international finance banking professionals from California Bank & Trust, and will cover:

  • Financial Risks in Import and Exporting – The obvious and not so obvious pit falls and pot holes.
  • Mitigating Financial Risk – What are my options and do they really work?
  • Methods of Payment – What, when and why use them; risk and costs.  What do I need to know about paying and getting paid?
  • Financing – So, you got the order, now what?  Bankers are not investors; what do lenders look for in evaluating loans?
  • Foreign Exchange – Just what is the value of the dollar and do I care?  What will those widgets really cost when delivered?

Please join  us for this informative workshop on international trade finance.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Intl-Trade-Finance-102312.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 9 am – 10:30 am

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 223

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355

Social Media Marketing Made Simple
In this introductory session, we will cover some of the strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities, including time management and measuring the return of your activities.  We will talk about what social media marketing really is, how to incorporate it into your business life without losing productivity and look at how other businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales and response.  We will discuss the various social media outlets that are available, how they interact together and ways to leverage their inherent strengths and to evaluate them for best use for your business or organization.  Register online at: 
Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: FREE 

Location: ITT Technical Institute, 12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar  91342

                5 Freeway at Roxford Exit

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, October 25

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $35

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

                19867 Prairie St., Chatsworth  91311

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, October 26

Time: 10 am – 11 am

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

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, October 26

Time: 10 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

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/export-import-102612.

 

Date: Friday, October 26

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: ITT Technical Institute

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

How to Interview a Potential Employee

45 minutes to an hour is all the time we usually take to determine if a person should be hired.  What do we ask?  How do we know? Behavioral interviewing is the key strategy in attempting to discover how well a person will do in their position.  Attempting to eliminate the wheat from the chafe in the interview process takes a clear strategy and process to up your success rate.  Come learn Selection Criteria Training through Behavioral Interviewing.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 30

Time: 9 am – 11 am

Cost: $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

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 (October 3 & 17)

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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