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biz_logo_sbdcAccess to Capital – Finding Funding 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-102313 

 

Date:  Wednesday, October 23

Time:  4:30 pm – 6:30 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
Monster Marketing Mistakes

Yes, it is almost certainly true – you are making mistakes when marketing your business products and services.  Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss what you can and should do to fix those mistakes.  Bring your business cards, flyers and a link to your website to have them challenged by your peers and a 35 year expert marketing executive who has already helped more than 400 clients just like you!  This event can make a powerful and profitable difference for your business, whether you are an experienced pro or just getting started.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Monster-Mkt-Mistakes-102413

 

Date:  Thursday, October 24

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 am

Cost: FREE 
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.  Register online at:   http://tinyurl.com/New-Client-102413

 

Date: Thursday, October 24

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 223
  26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355
The Power of Email Marketing – Plus BonusSession – Getting Started with Constant Contact

Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, track-able, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of businesses and organizations. This session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue, and engagement.

 

As a bonus session we will also take a sneak peek at the Constant Contact tools and how easy it is to create a branded email campaign. This Live Demo provides an overview of the tools, features, and techniques of Email Marketing with Constant Contact. Learn practical information that you can apply immediately!

 

Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Power-Email-Mkt-102513

 

Date: Friday, October 25

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 301
  26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355
Small Business Certification Workshop

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its resource partners are hosting small business certification workshops at no cost to small businesses. This workshop will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certificate from the California Department of General Services. Information on State of California procurement opportunities will also be shared.

You must bring the following materials to the workshop:

  • Applicant/Affiliate Federal Tax Returns for the past three (3) years
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) (if applicable)
  • Secretary of State Number (if applicable)
  • Home address of Officer, Member/Manager and Partners
  • Social Security Number (if sole proprietor)
  • Dunn & Bradstreet Number (if applicable)
  • Contractors State License Board Number (if applicable)

Workshop limited to non-certified small businesses. Space is limited!

RSVP by email to: SBWorkshops@hsr.ca.gov

Include full name, business name, address, contact number, and workshop location that you are interested in attending. For more information please call 916-431-2930.

Date: Friday, October 25

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 106
                 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.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Start-New-Business-AV-102513

 

Date: Friday, October 25

Time:  10:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE 
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
  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 to work on their business plan during the training.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Business-Plan-103013

Date:  Wednesday, October 30
Time:  4:30 pm – 7:30 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

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 at:  http://tinyurl.com/Business-Plan-AV-110113

Date:  Friday, November 1
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
  44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster  93534
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