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1898 - Birth of Mary S. Ruiz, eldest child of Enrique & Rosaria Ruiz of San Francisquito Canyon; all died in 1928 dam disaster [cemetery census]


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:  5:15 pm – 6:15 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

Essential Steps for Writing a Business Plan – Evening Class!

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:  Wednesday, February 27

Time:  4:30 pm – 7:30 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

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.  Register online a http://tinyurl.com/Business-Plan-030113 .

Date:  Friday, March 1

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost:  FREE

Location:  University of Antelope Valley

                 44055 N. Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534

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 achieve success.

Date:  Wednesday, March 6

Time:  9 am – 11 am

Cost:  $30 

Location:  Build WorkSource Center    

                 9207 Eton Ave., 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, March 8

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

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 achieve success.

Date:  Tuesday, March 12

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

International Business Culture .

Join us for this workshop held in conjunction with the Port of Los Angeles and its’ industry partners featuring speaker Lanie Denslow, Founder of World Wise Intercultural Training & Resources.  This seminar is an introduction of how culture impacts business practices and will include:

  • A framework to use in thinking about the culture of your target markets.
  • Business protocol for meals and meetings, the basics of handshakes, business card presentations, personal space, dining and toasting skills, along with seating guidelines and tips for negotiating.
  • Styles of communication, the varied definitions of what it means to be on time, along with the importance of hierarchy and building relationships.

 

The workshop will be informal and interactive.  There will be a variety of activities to engage the participants, and time for discussion.

 

 

This is the fourth 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/Intl-Business-Culture-031213
Date:  Tuesday, March 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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