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     Upcoming Los Angeles District Training for Small Business Owners

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The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of no cost classes for business owners in our Training Room, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203.  Picture identification is required for all attendees by building security.  The building daily parking rate is $9.00.


December 2012:

8(a) Application Workshop

12/06      9:00AM – 11:00AM
Presented by: SBA
This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.
Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: [email protected]
When registering please provide the following information:
Name, Company name, Address, Email, Phone & Number of years in business.
You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.


How to Manage Unemployment Insurance Costs

12/12      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by the California EDD Tax office

You will learn:

  • How the unemployment insurance rate is established.
  • What is an unemployment insurance reserve account.
  • Important notices and statements.
  • How to minimize unemployment insurance costs.

To register visit:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/


Marketing the “Write” Way

12/12      6:00PM – 8:00PM

Presented by:  Joan Stanford, Jazzy Pen Communication

Surefire Tips for Writing Effectively to Grow Your Business

Are you’re marketing efforts leading to sales? Whether you write emails, newsletters, blogs or social media posts, your writing will either pique the interest of your audience or turn them off. Attend this workshop and discover simple solutions to common writing challenges. A Jazzy Pen workshop can help.

You’ll learn how to:

•Incorporate keywords into your copy effectively

•Write persuasively with words and phrases that sell

•Structure your writing concisely for online readers

•Create intriguing openers that call your readers to action


January 2013:

8(a) Application Workshop

1/17      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.

Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: [email protected]

When registering please provide the following information:

Name, Company name, Address, Email, Phone & Number of years in business.

You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.


February 2013:

8(a) Application Workshop

2/21      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.

Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: [email protected]

When registering please provide the following information:

Name, Company name, Address, Email, Phone & Number of years in business.

You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.


March 2013:

8(a) Application Workshop

3/21      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.

Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: [email protected]

When registering please provide the following information:

Name, Company name, Address, Email, Phone & Number of years in business.

You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.

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The SBA training program is made possible by the generous support of our volunteer teachers and presenters.  We appreciate their time and expertise; however, these presentations do not represent an endorsement of their views, opinions, products, or services by SBA.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

11/15/12 Christina Stace 818 552-3288

Los Angeles District Office

330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200

Glendale, CA 91203

818 552-3201