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SBDC serving Northern Los Angeles County Events – January 2013 

Finding & Entering New Export Markets/International Matchmaking

Join us for this workshop, held in conjunction with the Port of Los Angeles and its’ industry partners, featuring speakers Maurice Kogon and Rachid Sayouty discussing:

  • Developing an Export Market Plan – Identifying/selecting best markets, researching resources (DOC/CIA), the role of FTA’s and TIFA’s
  • Determining Market Entry Strategies – Increase market exposure abroad/promotion, distributorships/own office, and localization.
  • Finding Overseas Buyers and Distributors – Trade contacts and DOC/AMCHAM
  • Trade Contract Sources
  • Trade Lead System
  • Trade Shows (Domestic & Overseas)
  • Government Matchmaking (DOC)
  • Private Matchmaking Service
  • International Bank

This is the second in a series of eight International Trade workshops running every two weeks through May 7, 2013. You are invited to attend the series or any individual training of interest to you. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Export-Markets-021213.

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 12

Time:  9 am – 12 pm

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

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Sell More to Grow Your Business – Afternoon class!

The #1 question we get asked is “How do I grow my business?”.  Come listen, learn and discuss the practical and low cost yet effective ways you can increase your sales to grow your business.  Come prepared with questions affecting your business and get answers that may surprise you.  Led by a sales expert with 35 years of successful selling experience who has helped more than 400 clients just like you!  This is an ideal event whether you are an experienced pro or just getting started.  Limited to 25 attendees so register early.

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 12

Time:  2 pm – 5 pm

Cost:  $35

Location:  Premier America Credit Union, 1st floor training room

                 19867 Prairie St., Chatsworth  91311

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 achieve success.

 

 Date:  Wednesday, February 13

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 to work on their business plan during the training.

 

 Date:  Tuesday, February 19

Time:  9 am – 12 pm

Cost:  $35 + $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

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, February 21

Time:  9 am – 11 am

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

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, February 21

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

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, February 22

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

Internet Export Marketing .

Join us for this workshop held in conjunction with the Port of Los Angeles and its’ industry partners featuring speaker Mark Matsumoto, Managing Director, California ETEC., Inc. This seminar will cover valuable topics that will provide attendees tools to accomplish the following:

  • Establish Effective Branding Online – Website optimization (establishing your brand identity), localization of content and translation tools, and search engine optimization strategies.
  • Develop High Impact Internet Advertising Strategies – Develop a Google Ad-Word campaign, create an effective blog(s), understand and evaluate social media tools, participate in virtual events (webinars, trade fairs, other), and evaluate and measure results.
  • Identify Key Internet Research Tools – Finding buyers, agents, importers (develop trade contacts), identifying best markets and new opportunities, and effective competitive benchmarking strategies.

This is the third in a series of eight International Trade workshops running every two weeks through May 7, 2013. You are invited to attend the series or any individual training of interest to you.

 

Register online at:http://tinyurl.com/InternetExportMarketing-022613

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 26

Time:  9 am – 12 pm

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

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