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biz_logo_sbdcMonster 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 
Trade Connect – Export Workshop for Aerospace Suppliers

This training is being held in conjunction with the Port of LA, the SBDC, the Center for International Trade Development (CITD), and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT).  It is targeted toward aerospace providers and will cover:

  • Practical approaches to exporting in the aerospace sector
  • How the Department of Commerce assists in finding markets & sponsoring trade shows
  • The role of the freight forwarder in assisting the export process
  • Introduction to export permitting process  (BIS and ITAR)
  • Export capabilities of the Port & Airport: Aircraft & parts – our largest export
  • Export finance & trade insurance
  • Assistance provided by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Center for International Trade Development (CITD), and Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)

 

Instructed by experts from the Port of Los Angeles, GO-Biz, District Export Council, BIS – USEAC, U.S. Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank of the US, Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT).  Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Export-Aerospace-022714 

Date:  Thursday, February 27
Time:  1:00 pm – 5:00 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 
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-022714

 

Date:  Thursday, February 27
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 
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-022814 

Date:  Friday, February 28
Time:  10:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE 
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534 
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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