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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, January 10
Time:  10:00 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


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-011014


Date: Friday, January 10
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 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. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/New-Business-011414


Date: Tuesday, January 14
Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 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


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: Tuesday, January 14
Time:  4:00 pm – 6:00 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
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, January 15

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


Effective Marketing

Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss how Marketing is like washing dishes!  This energetic workshop will help you review what you have been doing; analyze what is working and what has not and what to do about it.  Learn proven ways to grow your business with low cost, targeted advertising and marketing that works from a marketing and sales expert with more than 35 years of successful business experience.  We begin with a presentation of how to create and execute a marketing and selling program and then it is your turn – you ask the questions about your business situation and get answers that are customized to your business situation.  Ideal for both existing business owners and those just getting started. Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Effective-Marketing-011614


Date: Thursday, Janury 16

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE 
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
                  9207 Eton Ave., Chatswoth  91311
Start Your Home Based Business

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, January 18

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
Seating is limited.  Pre-registration is required as workshops with low enrollment may be rescheduled. Advance payment, where applicable, reserves your seat.  Online registration is available for most seminars. For other classes please call us at (661) 362-5900 or email sbdc@canyons.edu to register.  Visit our website at www.cocsbdc.org for the latest information.
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