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1900 - Automobile Club of Southern California founded; first car in SCV appeared 1902 [story]


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:  Tuesday, December 4

Time: 9 am – 11 am

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

HR Law for Supervisors & Managers – NEW!

Supervisors and managers are the first line of defense in complying with Human Resources laws.  Adequate knowledge of and training in this area is essential to legal compliance and in preventing complaints, charges, and lawsuits. Topics covered include how to legally and effectively interview and hire, performance manage, coach, counsel, discipline, and terminate. Also covers federal and California laws and regulations in discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination, leaves of absence, wage hour laws, and labor relations.

Date:  Wednesday, December 5

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $35 + $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

Access to Capital – Finding Funding for Your Business – Evening Class!
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: Thursday, December 6

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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

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:  Friday, December 7

Time: 10 am – 1:00 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, December 11

Time: 9 am – 12:00 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

Create a Business Website Using New Google Tools

Small businesses across California are getting online through a free program from Google. Join us for an exciting hands-on workshop, in a computer lab, where you will create an easy-to-build Intuit website, get a free customized domain name, get free web hosting for one year, learn about free online tools and training. You will actually create a functioning website in this class, so come prepared with a Gmail account (available free from Google) and a flash drive with any photos or information such as bios, “about us”, or product information that you may want to upload to your new website. Limited Seating, preregistration required.  No walk-ins.

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Create-Business-Website-121112

 

Date: Thursday, December 11

Time:  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: University of Antelope Valley

          44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534

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 those just getting started.

Date:  Thursday, December 13

Time: 10 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $35

Location: Premier America Credit Union, 1st Floor 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, December 14

Time: 10 am – 11:00 am

Cost: FREE + $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

The SBDC offices will be closed from 12/17/12 – 1/1/13.
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