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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
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 12

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
  9207 Eton Ave., Chatsworth  91311
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
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.  Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-091313


Date: Friday, September 13

Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 am

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
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: Tuesday, September 17

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: $99 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location:  ITT Technical Institute
  12669 Encnitas Ave., Sylmar 91342 – 5 freeway at Roxford exit
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, September 18

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:30 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
Start Your Home Based Business – Saturday Class!

Home-Based Businesses are one of hottest trends in business today. The benefits of working from home are endless: be independent, do away with traffic, office politics and more. Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities -motivation, discipline, and creativity – that you will need. This class is a great way to start your own home-based business or enhance an existing one.   This workshop will walk you through:

  • Entrepreneurial Qualities
  • Business Selection Process
  • Start-up Procedures and Legal Requirements
  • Licenses, Permits and the Zoning Board
  • Banking and Record Keeping
  • Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
  • Business Image
  • Balancing your Life

Date: Saturday, September 21

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 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
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