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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-Capital-012214

 

Date:  Wednesday, January 22
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 222
  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-012314

 

Date:  Thursday, January 23
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
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
  • Tools and resources available for small businesses interested in learning more about the law

Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/HealthCare-Update-012414

 

Date:  Friday, January 24
Time:  9:00 am – 10:30 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
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-012414

 

Date:  Friday, January 24
Time:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93435
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-012914

 

Date:  Wednesday, January 29
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 222
 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita  91355
Access 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-AV-013114

 

Date:  Friday, January 31
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. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Start-New-Business-020414

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 4
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
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/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:  Thursday, February 6
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
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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