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Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) Field Trip

Join us for a YEP field trip to UTAK in Valencia.  See first-hand how UTAK creates their comprehensive stock product line of quality control materials.  Experience an exclusive tour  of the company and lab.  Enjoy a question and answer session with snacks after the tour.  Space is limited.  Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/YEP-at-UTAK-110712.

YEP is a program designed to help entrepreneurs between the ages of 14 and 27 realize and attain their business goals.  Through entrepreneurship education and one-on-one counseling, YEP helps build skills, unlock creativity, and discover pathways to opportunities in small and large businesses  Participants will learn real world business practices.

 

Date:   Wednesday, November 7

Time:  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost:   FREE

Location:   UTAK

25020 Avenue Tibbitts, Valencia  91355

New Client Orientation – PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGED TO 11/13/12!

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: Tuesday, November 13

Time: 10 am – 11 am

Cost: FREE

Location: University of Antelope Valley

                44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

How to Successfully Start Your New Business – Evening Class!

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: Wednesday, November 14

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Cost: $30 + $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

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors & Managers

This two hour course is designed to meet all AB1825 training requirements and will include: Definition of Sexual Harassment; Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation Law; Prohibited Conduct; Remedies; Strategies to Prevent Harassment; Practical Examples; Limited Confidentiality; Resources; Effective Investigation; Other Forms of Harassment. Participants will be provided a Certificate of Completion. The instructor is human resource professional with over 20 years of experience as a Director of Human Resources.

 

Date: Thursday, November 15

Time: 9 am – 11 am

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

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 325

                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita,  91355

Monster Marketing Mistakes

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.  Limited to 30 attendees so register early. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/MonsterMarketingMistakes111512.

Date: Thursday, November 15

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: FREE

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

                19867 Prairie St., Chatsworth  91311

New Client Orientation – Evening Class!

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: Thursday, November 15

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

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

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.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Start-New-Business-111612.

 

Date: Friday, November 16

Time: 10 am – 12 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 & budgeting will be covered. Attendees may bring a laptop o work on their business plan during the training.

 

Date: Tuesday, November 20

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

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

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 325

                26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita,  91355

Access to Capital – Finding Funding for Your Business
If you want/need a loan to start or build your business, or if you need some financial help to survive this recession, this workshop is for you. Learn the 5 C’s of credit so you will know what lenders are looking for when considering lending you money. You will receive information about available small business loan programs designed to assist businesses during a recession. Lastly, you will learn about the importance of having a well thought out business plan when asking for credit loan consideration from a bank or other lenders. 

Date: Tuesday, November 27

Time: 9 am – 11 am

Cost: $30 + $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

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