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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, January 9

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
QuickBooks Boot Camp
In this all day workshop, hands on our computer lab, 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. Please note that there will be a one hour lunch break (lunch not provided).  Not compatible for MAC users.

Date: Friday, January 9

Time: 10:00 am -4:30 pm

Cost: $49  

Location: University of Antelope Valley
44055 Sierra Hwy., Room 106, Lancaster, CA 93534
Get New Clients and Grow Your Business with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the largest Professional Networking site on the internet with more than 320 Million members. More than 5 billion people searches are conducted per year. Are you searching actively? Are you being found? LinkedIn is a unique and massive database that provides extensive profile information and network linkages that other directories and sales lead programs cannot match. And you can get these benefits by using LinkedIn for FREE! With LinkedIn, you will grow your business!
Register online at:   http://tinyurl.com/LinkedIn-011215

Date: Monday, January 12

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $35

Location: DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd., Room 105, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
What Healthcare Reform Means to CA Small Businesses
The Small Business Development Center Hosted by College of the Canyons, and Small Business Majority are holding a free listening session to help local small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs learn what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small business. We 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

A continental breakfast will be served

Date: Tuesday, January 13

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon, Room 223, Santa Clarita, CA 91351
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, January 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -12:00 pm

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

Location: University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room 222, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Getting Started with Constant Contact
Join us for “Getting Started with Constant Contact” What You Will Learn: Email is still the number one form of communication as email marketing is a powerful, cost-effective marketing tool which will help you grow your business, build stronger relationships with your clients and get more referrals. Constant Contact’s Email marketing tools lead the industry and we will demonstrate how to use the tool.
Register online at:   http://bit.ly/GetStartedSBDC

Date: Wednesday, January 14

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: FREE

Location: ITT Technical Institute
12669 Encinitas Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
Seating is limited.
Online pre-registration is required to secure your space in one of our trainings.
Advance payment, where applicable, reserves your seat.
Start today, go to  www.cocsbdc.org and register for training!
 
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