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biz_logo_sbdcNew 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.  Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-082913

Date: Thursday, August 29

Time:  4:30 pm – 5:30 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
Accessing Market Reseach Data

Detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing data from the U.S. Census Bureau empower planners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to make decisions for their communities, businesses, and organizations. The Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce a partnership with the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office in providing hands-on training on accessing data. Learn how to use demographic and economic census data for your business plans, market research, site location, marketing strategies, community analysis and planning, grant proposals, and general decision making which involves the use of statistical information. Learn how to access data from the Census Bureau’s website, www.census.gov, in an intensive 3-hour workshop in our computer lab.   Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Accessing-Market-Data-083013.

 

Date: Friday, August 30

Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 106
  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
Sell More to Grow Your Business

The #1 question we get asked is “How do I grow my business?”.  Come listen, learn and discuss the practical, 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 30 attendees so register early.

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Sell-More-090513 

 

Date: Thursday, September 5

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
  9207 Eton Ave., Chatsworth  91311
What Healthcare Reform Means to CA Small Businesses

Learn what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small business. Experts from Small Business Majority will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small businesses understand how the law will affect them. Topics include:

  • Small business tax credits-who’s eligible for them and how to claim them
  • State Health Insurance Exchange
  • High-risk Pools
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Cost Containment
  • Small Employer Wellness Programs
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Health-Care-090613

Date: Friday, September 6

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: FREE + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location:  University Center at College of the Canyons, Room 107
  26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355
Access to Capital – Finding Fundng 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.

 

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Access-to-Capital-090613.

 

Date: Friday, September 6

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
  44055 North 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: Tuesday, September 10

Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 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
Linkedin For Business Development and Networking

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced user of LinkedIn, this workshop has something new and essential for you! Using LinkedIn actively and strategically, you can and will grow your business!  Learn how to:

  • Create / improve / complete your LinkedIn profile and presence to increase your visibility and the probability of being found by others
  • Build a network that expands your search capability
  • Utilize Groups and Advanced Search to prospect for, find and connect with potential new Customers, Strategic Referral Partners, Vendors and Service Providers, and Industry Peers
  • Expand your Search Results list (and save the cost of Premium services)
  • Message within LinkedIn for free with in-direct connections (and save the cost of Premium services)
  • Identify the last name of 3rd level connections (and save the cost of Premium services)
  • Find contact information (including phone and email addresses) for in-direct connections

In 2012, more than 5 billion people searches were conducted – potential customers and business partners are looking for you – make sure that they find you and connect with you!

Date: Wednesday, September 11

Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 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
Accessing Market Research Data

Detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing data from the U.S. Census Bureau empower planners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to make decisions for their communities, businesses, and organizations. The College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce a partnership with the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Office in providing hands-on training on accessing data. Learn how to use demographic and economic census data for your business plans, market research, site location, marketing strategies, community analysis and planning, grant proposals, and general decision making which involves the use of statistical information. Learn how to access data from the Census Bureau’s website, www.census.gov, in an intensive 3-hour workshop in our computer lab.

 

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Accessing-Market-Data-091313

 

Date: Friday, September 13

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost:  FREE + $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
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