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biz_logo_sbdcChancellor’s Circle:  Doing Business in California

The California Legislature and several state courts have added a litany of new rules, regulations and guidelines that affect all employers in the state.  Failure to comply with recent changes in federal and California employment laws can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars!
Learn the steps needed to help ensure compliance and avoid costly fines or litigation.
Brian Koegle from Poole & Shaffery, LLP will present his annual Employment Law Update with a review of new federal and state regulations and recent case law, including:

  • A wage and hour update (minimum wage increases, misclassification issues, paid sick leave and joint employer liability);
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace including new anti-bullying legislation;
  • New Form I-9 (immigration status) identification issues;
  • Employee handbook updates;

The presentation will also include a look ahead at anticipate court rulings and legislation affecting the employment landscape in 2015.

For reservations and more information at 661.362.3434 or email cocfoundation@canyons.edu

Date: Friday, December 5

Time: 7:30 am Breakfast – 8:15 a.m. Presentation

Cost: FREE for Chancellor’s Circle Members – $15 for non-members

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Taking Your International Business to the Next Level and International Risk Management
Join us for this worldwide perspective on what it takes for  your business to succeed by using the internet as an e-commerce platform (Alibaba™ vs. Amazon®) for international trade in countries around the world. This workshop also provides you with the knowledge on how to avoid potential risk when pursuing international trade by looking at intellectual property rights, payment and delivery terms, and contract/regulatory issues.  Additionally, we’ll bring it altogether for you with a real world case from one of our very experienced international negotiations advisor that has succeeded in doing business in China. –

Date: Friday, December 5 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14) 

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room 223, Santa Clarita, CA 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.

Date: Friday, December 5

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: University of Antelope Valley
44055 N. Sierra Highway, Room 127, Lancaster, CA 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 just like you  achieve success.

Date: Tuesday, December 9  Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $30 + $3 parking fee (kiosk is located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room 222, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
20 Rules for Marketing and Sales Success for Every Small Business
Come prepared to listen, learn and discuss how these proven rules / techniques / strategies can and should be applied to your small business to help you become more successful.  Increase sales. Build your brand. Cut costs.  Grow your profits.  Accomplish all of this and more from these 20 proven rules.  Then it will be your turn to ask questions as you tell about your business situation and receive customized answers and recommendations on what you should be doing.  Led by an SBDC Senior Business Advisor to over 500 clients who is a marketing and sales expert with more than 35 years of successful business experience – first, as a corporate executive at Disney, Activision and Panasonic and then as a small business owner just like you.  Ideal for both existing business owners and those just getting started. –

Date: Thursday, December 11

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: FREE

Location: DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (next to Starbucks)
New Client Orientation
This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn 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.

Date: Friday, December 12

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: FREE + $3 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Room 222, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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