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biz_logo_sbdcEssential 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 
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-030714 

Date:  Friday, March 7
Time:  10:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Cost: FREE 
Location:  University of Antelope Valley, Room 127
 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster 93534 
The Power of Email Marketing – Bonus Session on Video Marketing

Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. In this session participants will discover how communicating with customers regularly can help a small business stay connected, and generate increased referrals, repeat sales, and unwavering customer loyalty.  Topics include:

  • What is permission-based email marketing and becoming a trusted sender
  • Email list building, and increasing deliverability and open rates
  • Writing good subject lines and content – getting readers to take action
  • Tracking results and what to do with this information
  • How email and social media marketing work together to achieve goals

Bonus session on video marketing – come learn the success secrets from a social media expert who has been in front of and behind the camera.

  • The benefits of YouTube and why you should market there
  • Social Media Integration and how to do it quickly
  • Best Case Practices for powerful branding
  • Practical tips to save time, energy and money

Register online at:  http://tinyurl.com/Email-Marketing-031114

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 11
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 301
 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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