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biz_logo_sbdcLinkedIn 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 
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-020714

 

Date:  Friday, February 7
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
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:  Friday, February 7
Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost:   $49
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 106
               44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534
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. Limited to 25 attendees so register early.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Monster-Marketing-021814 

Date:  Tuesday, February 18
Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location:  Build WorkSource Center
9207 Eton Avenue, Chatswoth 91311
What Legal Entity is right for Your Business – Evening Class!

In this dynamic class you will learn the pros and cons of creating a LLC, Corporation, Partnership and Sole Proprietorship.  You will also learn how to form each entity and the tax reporting requirements. Also covered will be how to obtain a Federal ID#, California Employer Tax #, Seller’s Permit, City Business License, and how to file for a DBA. Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/What-Legal-Entity-021914

 

Date:  Wednesday, February 19
Time:  6:30 pm – 8:00 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 
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.  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/QuickBooks-Boot-Camp-022114

 

Date:  Friday, February 21
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
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-022614

 

Date:  Wednesday, February 26
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 
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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  1. Caleb says:

    These are great training topics and can be very beneficial for small business start-ups.

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