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College of the Canyons SBDC
Proudly assisting clients in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley,
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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)

 

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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

Contract Basics WebEx Workshop
This workshop will take place Via-Webinar

Date: January 6, 2016
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: Free

NEW WORKSHOP!
This WebEx Meeting will provide information on contracts every small business should know, including:
-the basic elements of contracts
-how contracts are created (and breached).
-drafting considerations
-“boilerplate” clauses and what they mean
-typical contracts most small businesses will encounter in
-such as NDA’s, Term Sheets
-licenses and independent contractor agreements and dispute resolution clauses.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17848

New Client Orientation
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 222 Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 8, 2016
Day: Friday
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

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://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17834

It’s Time to Boost Your Sales with LinkedIn
ITT Institute
12699 Encinitas Avenue, Lab 7
Sylmar, CA 91342

Date: January 12, 2016
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $40.00

FEATURED WORKSHOP!
We have re-designed our LinkedIn workshop to provide a more hands-on experience.
During the workshop:
-We will discuss what specifically differentiates you from your competitors.
-You will learn how to add sparkle to your profile with images, videos, documents and links, what profile sections are relevant, and what else to include and not to include.
-We will compare and contrast Endorsements vs Recommendations.
-We will discuss with whom you should and perhaps should not connect, and how to search LinkedIn for prospective new clients/customers, strategic referral partners, suppliers/vendors/service providers and even peers (with whom you can network and share best practices).
This workshop is for beginners and intermediate LinkedIn users. One-on-one coaching is available for SBDC clients who have a more complete profile, understand the basics of LinkedIn and want to learn how to use LinkedIn’s Advanced Search features.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17840

How to Successfully Start Your New Business
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 222
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 12, 2015
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $30.00 + $3.00 parking fee (purchase on day of event in lot #14)

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life!

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17839

Alternative Ways to Finance Your Business Webinar
This workshop will be held Via-Webinar

Date: January 13, 2016
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: $30.00

NEW WORKSHOP!
This workshop will cover:
*Crowd Funding
*Self Direct Funding
*Merchant Services
*Grants
*Passive Income
*Using Customers Money (UCM)

Join us for a valuable workshop geared to find multiple options for, funding your business!

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17852

Entrepreneurship Workshop Series 1
University Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Room 222
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Date: January 14, 2016
Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

FEATURED WORKSHOP!
Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured Three one-hour sessions on 1/14, 1/21 and 1/28, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business.
Session 1:
* Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
* Types of Entrepreneurs
* Entrepreneurship Economic Impact
* Find Out How Entrepreneurial You Are
* Determine How to Proceed with Your Business Idea

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17853

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

Rev Up Your Business on Facebook
ITT Institute
12699 Encinitas Ave
Lab 7
Sylmar, CA 91342

Date: January 19, 2016
Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: Free

FEATURED WORKSHOP!
This new SBDC workshop is a comprehensive two-hour experience during which you will learn the ins and outs of Facebook for Marketing to utilize Facebook’s range of free and paid options to increase your company’s brand awareness and generate SALES!!!
During the workshop:
* Create / Improve your Facebook Page
* Create Effective Posts and Increase Engagement with your Page and Posts
* Create Facebook Ads to attract real Fans, drive traffic to your website and grow your SALES!
* Analyze and Evaluate the Performance of your Page, Posts and Ads including using Facebook Analytics
** Note: The workshop will consist of a detailed PowerPoint presentation as well as live navigation on Facebook.com so you can see where and how to access and use Facebook’s features and tools. This class will be held in a Computer Lab for hands on learning.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17841

New Client Orientation
University of Antelope Valley
44055 Sierra Hwy, Room 127
Lancaster, CA 93534

Date: January 19, 2016
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free (Please check-in at front desk lobby)

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://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17854

Contract Basics
DeVry University
15301 Ventura Blvd, Room 105
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Date: January 20, 2016
Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking fee (kiosk located in lot #14)

NEW WORKSHOP!
This class will provide information on contracts every small business should know, including: the basic elements of contracts; how contracts are created (and breached); drafting considerations; “boilerplate” clauses and what they mean, typical contracts most small businesses will encounter in day-to-day operations, such as NDAs, Term Sheets, licenses and independent contractor agreements; and dispute resolution clauses. This class includes an in-class negotiation and drafting activity. A laptop or tablet is strongly recommended.

Register online at: http://lasbdcnet.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=17857

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, 2016
Day: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free + $3.00 parking pass (kiosk located 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) Join us for a free event!
Schedule:
Registration
12:30pm-1:00pm
Lecture:
Michael Baker|1:00pm-2:30pm
Break:
2:30pm-2:45pm
Lecture:
Michael Baker|2:45pm-4:00pm
Networking and Reception:
4:00pm-4:30pm

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

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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