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biz_logo_sbdcHow 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:  Wednesday, July 9

Time:  8:30 am – 10:30 am

Cost:  $30 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location: University Center at College of the Canyons Room 222
                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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:  Thursday, July 10

Time:  5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cost:   FREE
Location: University of Antelope Valley Room 127
                 44055 N. Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
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, July 11

Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 am

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, CA 91355
Start Your Home-Based Business – Saturday Class
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.
     
Date:  Saturday, July 12

Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost:   $35 + $2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location: University Center at College of the Canyons Room 223
                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Social Media Marketing for Your Business
More  small businesses and non-profits than ever are turning to social media to generate new  business and connect with customers. There is no doubt that social media  has become an essential marketing tool, but many small businesses are  not taking full advantage of its potential. Learn how small businesses can better leverage social media networks like  Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to create new opportunities and reach  customers. This session will provide social media strategies to grow  traffic and increase sales for your business.
     
Date:  Wednesday, July 16

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost:   FREE
Location: ITT Technical Institute
                 12669 Encinitas Ave., Sylmar, CA —  5 Freeway at the Roxford Exit
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, July 17

Time:  9:30 am – 12:30 am

Cost:   FREE
Location: DeVry University
                 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (next to Starbucks)
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. 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.
     
Date:  Tuesday, July 22

Time:  8:30 am – 11:30 am

Cost:   $35 + 2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14)
Location: University Center at College of the Canyons Room 222
                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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:  Thursday, July 24

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 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, CA 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. 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.

     
Date:  Friday, July 25

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost:   FREE
Location: University of Antelope Valley Room 127
                 44055 North Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
QuickBooks Boot Camp
In this day long workshop, 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).

     
Date:  Friday, July 25

Time:  10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:   $99 + 2 parking fee (kiosk located in lot 14) 
Location: University Center at College of the Canyons Room 309
                 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Seating is limited.

Pre-registration is required for all training.
Workshops with low enrollment may be rescheduled.
Advance payment, where applicable, reserves your seat.
Start today, go to  www.cocsbdc.org and register for training. 

  

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