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Proudly assisting clients in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley,
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20 Rules of Success for Every Small Business
DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd, Room 105
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Date: December 10, 2015
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

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.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17814

How to Pitch to an Investor Part 2
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 325
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: December 10, 2015
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee
(kiosk located in lot #14)

NEW WORKSHOP!
This is the second part to How to Pitch to an Investor. Ever had an idea you wanted to pitch to an investor? However, not only were you unsure of how to pitch, but you couldn’t find interested investors. There is an effective way to build a Pitch Deck that tells the story of your business while keeping potential investors engaged. Learn how to identify ways to target your pitch for different audiences, build realistic financials and craft actionable business models. The top Pitch Decks will have the opportunity to participate in a Pitch Event with a panel of judges!
– Learn Critical Elements to help Understand the Mind of the Investor
– Work with a Pitch Deck Framework and Create an Effective Pitch * Learn to Anticipate Questions that Investors Frequently Ask
– Develop a Realistic Investor Call to Action – Identify Ways to Target Your Pitch to Different Audiences
– Practice Your Pitch

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17759

Microsoft Technology Expo
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 258
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: December 11, 2015
Day: Friday
Time: 8:00 am – 12:25 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (purchase on day of event in lot #14)

FEATURED WORKSHOP!
Come and join Microsoft and the Small Business Development Center for an impact series, specifically formulated for business technology. If you’re unable to attend the entire expo, join us for a few sessions.

Check-in: 8:00 am-8:30 am
Welcome: 8:30 am-8:40 am

Room 258
Session 1: What is the “Cloud” and how does it reduce technology cost by 50%
8:45 am-9:30 am

Break: 9:30 am-9:40 am

Room 258
Session 2: Windows 10 and Skype Translator
9:40 am-10:25 am

Break: 10:25 am-10:35 am

Room 301
Session 3a: Cybercrime
10:35 am-11:30 am

Room 107
Session 4a: SEO-How to get more people to your website and increase sales by 50%
10:35 am-11:30 am

Break: 11:30 am-11:40 am

Room 301
Session 3b: The Power of (BI) Business Intelligence
11:40 am-12:25 pm

Room 107
Session 4b: Office 365-Why 98% of the fortune 100 have adopted this technology and what are the benefits
11:40 am-12:25 pm

Adjourn: 12:25 pm

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17821

Start Your Home Based Business
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 325 Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: December 12, 2015
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $35.00 + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

Home-Based Businesses are one of hottest trends in business today. The benefits of working from home are endless: be independent, do away with traffic, office politics and more. Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities -motivation, discipline, and creativity – that you will need. This class is a great way to start your own home-based business or enhance an existing one. This workshop will walk you through:
-Entrepreneurial Qualities
-Business Selection Process
-Start-up Procedures and Legal Requirements
-Licenses, Permits and the Zoning Board
-Banking and Record Keeping
-Sales, Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
-Business Image
-Balancing your Life

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17804

Affordable Care Act 101-Webinar in Spanish
This workshop will be held via-internet

Date: December 15, 2015
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners. The Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series.
Small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA, HHS, and SBM representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees.
The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish takes place once monthly on Tuesdays at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. Registration is free, but required. Below is the registration link for upcoming Fall presentation.

Register online at: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=9oa011lylnwy

Beyond the Business Card
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 222 Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 5, 2016
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $40.00 + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Relationships = New & Ongoing Business = Success!!!Are you relying on referrals and/or luck to grow your business?
Are you meeting new contacts, but not able to take it to the next step?
You made new contacts at a networking / social event and got business card(s), and/or you’ve added new connections via social media (such as LinkedIn or Facebook). Now what do you do?Developing and maintaining productive professional relationships with new contacts/connections as well as your existing clients and strategic partners is ESSENTIAL to your ongoing SUCCESS in gaining new clients and building your business! So often, one makes new connections, but doesn’t know how to cultivate new relationships and ultimately acquire new business.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17833

Create a Successful Business Venture in the 21st Century
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 222
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 14, 2016
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

NEW WORKSHOP!
The world is an ever changing landscape and people have new opportunities and venues that were not available a decade ago. Here we will explore what those new avenues are for creating product and developing a business in today’s environment.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17816

Learn How to Reduce Your Risk for Global Shipments
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 107
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 20, 2015
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (purchase on day of event in lot #14)

FEATURED WORKSHOP!
Are you planning to sell your product overseas? The potential buyer writes, “Price $5.00 CFR Osaka, Incoterms 2010.” What does that mean? You don’t know, but you want to sell and you agree to the terms. You ship, but before you bring your documents to the bank to get paid you hear that the vessel has had an accident…Who’s risk is it, buyer or seller? Will you get paid?
Its’s time to learn what Incoterms mean.(International Commercial Terms)

Register online at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebqkwhoh7610d6cf&llr=4646e6iab

Join us for a free event!

Seating is limited. Online pre-registration is required to secure your space in one of our trainings. Payment in advance, where applicable, reserves your seat. Start today go to www.cocsbdc.org and check out our calendar of events! For more information please contact (661) 362-5900 or sbdc@canyons.edu.

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