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May 2022

Webinar – Business Planning – Part 1

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to sell your products on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube & TikTok

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn how to sell your E-commerce products on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube & TikTok REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips on Creating Your Marketing Plan

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Unlocking the mystery of creating your Marketing Plan. How do I compare with competitors? What makes my business unique? Who is my customer? How will I approach the market? Which paths and strategies should I consider? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Global Trade Series: Finding International Customers and Handling the First Order

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about international customers for your business? Come and join our two-part series on 3/23 and 3/30, or 5/11 and 5/18   Session 1: How to Find International Customers Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: • Attract International Customers • Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors   Session 2: Handling Your First International Order Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how…

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Webinar – 10 Ways to Improve Mobile User Experience

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Is your site considered "mobile friendly"? If you are not sure what that means, it is possible that your site is being penalized by search engines for not being in line with today's mobile requirements.  Fortunately, SBDC Digital Marketing Consultant and Web Developer, Darren Elliott is ready to walk you through it.  By the end of this informative webinar, you will be clear on what your site needs to have done, and how to properly maintain things, so your site…

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Webinar: CalSavers – California’s New Retirement Savings Program (Spanish)

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Ven y aprende sobre CalSavers para tus empleados. CalSavers es un nuevo programa de ahorro para la jubilación que ofrece a los trabajadores de California la oportunidad de encaminarse hacia el futuro. ¿Es usted un empleador con 5-50 empleados? ¿Necesitas dar de alta a tus empleados antes del 30 de junio de 2022? Se resaltarán los requisitos y los pasos fáciles de seguir. ¡Regístrate ahora!

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Webinar – Top 10 Keys to Building a Strong DTC e-commerce Brand

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn the Top 10 Keys to Building a Strong DTC e-commerce Brand REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 2 (Spanish)

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE es un sistema de contabilidad simple y fácil de usar que es gratuito si no utiliza sus pagos automatizados y nómina. Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2 (Spanish)

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario en Quickbooks, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura • Crear una Entrada Contable • Registrar la Depreciación de Activos Fijos • Registrar mis Préstamos y los Pagos •…

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Webinar – Goal Setting Tools for Small Business

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Small Businesses struggle with limited financial and workforce resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the importance of setting goals and objectives to provide a targeted vision. This webinar will highlight the role of goals, the process of setting goals, resources to implement and improvise the goals and objectives both short term and long term. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Planning – Part 2

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Come ready to work on your business in this two-part training. Business planning is a tool to help your business! It’s an opportunity to create a road map and tell the story of the business with a focus on key elements. Highlighted Topics: • Creating a Business Plan • Goal Development • Business Development • Marketing Plans • Advertising Strategies • Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Build a Successful E-commerce Business using Virtual Assistants and Remote Teams

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

How To Build A Successful E-commerce Business Using Virtual Assistants and Remote Teams Being an E-Commerce solo-preneur can be overwhelming and lonely. We will learn how to interview, hire and grow a successful network of virtual assistants to help scale your E-Commerce business while still keeping costs down. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Sales Strategy Tips for Your Business

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to learn Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business as you explore the following: • Skill Set vs. Style • Pricing • Competitive Advantage • Value Proposition REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S.  Do you want to start or expand an import business?  It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: • Do I need an import license? • What are the necessary documents? • Classifying the merchandise • What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? • Tips about shipments • Licensed Customs Brokers • Duties, tariffs, and what’s next? REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Writing for Fun, Profit and to Promote

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Victor Benoun is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author, having been published by traditional publishers as well as being self-published. He has used his writing as a means to promote his company and business as well as to create an additional revenue source. In this webinar you will learn: • The number one roadblock that stops new authors in their tracks from achieving their dreams of writing a book and how to overcome it. • How to easily and logically write…

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Webinar – Invite and Write-Up 8 Steps to Improving Your Business’ Local SEO

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Is your business not appearing in search returns from within your local market area?  If so, this is the webinar you will want to attend. Join SBDC Web Developer and Marketing Consultant, Darren Elliott as he explains the HOW, WHERE and WHY to improving your visibility with search returns from within your target area.  The webinar is educational, informative, and fun!  Sign up today, to help improve your Local Search Engine results. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Market Research and Marketing Strategy: Role in Creating a Sustainable Business

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Market research and understanding market trends is crucial for establishing a commercially viable and financially sustainable business. The webinar will provide the basics of conducting market research and using it to develop a marketing strategy for products, processes and services. We will also review tips, pitfalls and resources in conducting market research. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Use Site Personalization to Grow Your E-commerce Sales

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

How to Use Site Personalization to Grow Your E-commerce Sales Thinking about how to improve customer experiences? How are you measuring their online experience? Are you creating content to help improve their experience with your E-Commerce brand? Learn more about E-Commerce personalization to help drive sales. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don't use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Identify Your Buyer Persona and How to Use That Information Across Your E-commerce

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn How to Identify Your Buyer Persona and How to Use That Information Across Your E-commerce REGISTER NOW

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June 2022

Webinar – Invite and Write for: 10 reasons your page won’t rank – even though it’s optimized

Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

It would be nice to think; "Build it and they will come." Truth is, there are key steps that must be included, and our own Web Developer and Marketing Consultant, Darren Elliott, will be demonstrating and simplifying these steps, just for you. By the end of this webinar, you will have the confidence and clarity to improve your site's page performance. Sign up today! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Choosing the Business Entity – Time for a Change or Brand New?

Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Free

You will be introduced to: Pros and cons of creating a LLC, Corporation, Partnership and Sole Proprietorship How to form each entity and the tax reporting requirements Potential risks to be aware of and solutions REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Customer Service Best Practices for Your e-Commerce Business

Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn the Customer Service Best Practices for Your e-Commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 2

Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don´t use its automated payments and payroll. Now you attended the first webinar, let's learn how to connect your bank account and reconcile it. Also, learn how to create a Journal Entry and record the depreciation of your fixed assets. • Connecting your Bank Account • Bank Reconciliation • Invoice Customization • Basic Journal Entry • Record Fixed Asset Depreciation • Reading Loans and its payments •…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2

Jun 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Now you attended the first webinar in Quickbooks, let's learn how to connect your bank account and reconcile it. Also, learn how to create a Journal Entry and record the depreciation of your fixed assets. • Connecting your Bank Account • Bank Reconciliation • Invoice Customization • Basic Journal Entry • Record Fixed Asset Depreciation • Reading Loans and its payments • Importing / Exporting Data REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 1

Jun 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Business Idea to Business Model • Introduction to the Business Models • Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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Webinar – Global Trends and Cultural Differences

Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

We will highlight global trends and cultural differences with the potential impacts on your business including the following: • Main Drivers for Innovation and Global Progress • Global Opportunities • Global Challenges • Changes – Economic and Societal • Cultural Differences Awareness REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Easy-To-Do-Tips that will improve your site’s performance

Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Don't pay an expensive developer to do what you could be doing yourself. Don't think so? Then you need to attend this webinar. Join our own SBDC Web Developer and Digital Marketing Consultant, Darren Elliott for a very educational and fun webinar, where you will learn the "secret sauce" to helping improve your site's performance. Best of all, the improvements are all you can do on your own! Sign up today, to improve your site's performance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will teach business owners of corporations and LLCs how to prepare basic corporate documents, such as statements of information; sending notices and holding director and shareholder meetings, preparing motions and minutes, voting requirements; and other corporate formalities required by the company’s bylaws, operating agreement or by law. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1 (Spanish)

Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE es un sistema de contabilidad simple y fácil de usar que es gratuito si no utiliza sus pagos automatizados y nómina. Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo comenzar a hacer su contabilidad en este software basado en la nube, realizar un seguimiento del éxito de su negocio y tener la tranquilidad de que sus libros se registran adecuadamente. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Como crear tu cuenta en WAVE • Como hacer la…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1 (Spanish)

Jun 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Únase a nosotros para aprender cómo comenzar a hacer su contabilidad en este software basado en la nube, realizar un seguimiento del éxito de su negocio y tener la tranquilidad de que sus libros se registran adecuadamente. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. Contenido General • Como hacer la configuración básica • Como crear un plan de cuentas básico • Como registrar tu primer aporte de capital • Como registrar tu primera compra • Como registrar tu…

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

Jun 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

This is the ideal workshop where business owners at all levels will learn how to build, design, and define a business model. A business model is what defines a business and its practice. In this workshop attendees will learn how to first define their business model. They will be introduced to a business model canvas as a tool. Topics are below: • Building Blocks for the Business Model • Introduction to Business Model Tool REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Screening Your Business Ideas

Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have lots of business ideas and trying to decide which one to move forward with? Come ready to learn an easy to apply process for prioritizing and evaluating business ideas with next steps to take. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Make Your Site Content More Productive for Your Website

Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

How vital is content to your site's ranking and search results  - It is the key to leading the right consumers to your business. If your site is not producing as well as you want, then you should attend this fun and informative webinar. Our very own SBDC Digital Marketing Consultant and Web Developer, Darren Elliott is ready to share with you, the formula that will help improve site traffic, lower bounce rates, while helping to increase site performance with…

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Webinar – WAVE Level 2 (Spanish)

Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE es un sistema de contabilidad simple y fácil de usar que es gratuito si no utiliza sus pagos automatizados y nómina. Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2 (Spanish)

Jun 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Ahora que usted ya asistió al primer seminario en Quickbooks, aprenda cómo conectar su cuenta bancaria y reconciliarla. Además, aprenda cómo crear un asiento de diario y registrar la depreciación de sus activos fijos. El aplicativo es en Ingles, pero se traduciran al Español. • Conectar tu Cuenta Bancaria • Reconciliar tu Banco • Diseñar el aspecto de mi Factura • Crear una Entrada Contable • Registrar la Depreciación de Activos Fijos • Registrar mis Préstamos y los Pagos •…

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Webinar – How to Use Video to Grow Your e-Commerce Sales

Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn How to Use Video to Grow Your e-Commerce Sales REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Ways to Impact Your Sales and Increase Customer Engagement

Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Have customers…are you reaching them? Want and need customers? Come ready to learn tips and techniques to help increase engagement and attract potential new customers using social media and other tools. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Exploring Web Builders

Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

If choosing the right domain and hosting is not enough, what about making sure you choose a web builder that is right for you, and for your business? No worries, let SBDC Web Developer and Digital Marketing Consultant, Darren Elliott, walk you through the mainstream web builders of today like: Go Daddy, Wix, Weebly, WordPress, and Square Space. Darren has done the homework for you and now, he wants to present you with the pros and cons of each, to…

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Webinar – Grant Writing: Tips to be an Effective Grant Writer

Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Grant funding provides a non-dilutive funding option for early-stage technologies. With limited resources, startups bootstrap to maximize their resources. Federal grants can serve as great resources not just in terms of financial help but access to other commercialization resources available through partner offices. This webinar will present a brief overview of funding programs – SBIR/STTR programs. We will also cover best practices in developing a skillset for grant writing, how to avoid pitfalls of grant writing, and resources to develop…

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Webinar – Top and Bottom of the Funnel Marketing for e-Commerce

Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn the Top and Bottom of the Funnel Marketing for e-Commerce REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Building an Effective Advisory Board/Board of Directors

Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free

Board members play an important human asset for any organization in terms of their network and opportunities to expand the organization’s mission. This webinar discusses how to develop an organization’s Board and best practices for keeping the Board members engaged towards the mission of the organization. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Using AI to Create Copy and Blogs for Your e-Commerce Business

Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) to Create Copy and Blogs for Your e-Commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – 7 Steps to Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

As much fun as it is to develop a WordPress site, it does take a certain amount of knowledge to properly care for and maintain it. In this webinar SBDC Digital Marketing Consultant and Web Developer, Darren Elliott will walk you through the key areas of the WordPress dashboard that pose the highest security threats, and require the most attention, to help keep things running smooth. Maybe you are a DIY web builder, or you want to learn more to better manage…

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Webinar – How To Build a Successful Omnichannel Commerce Business

Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn How To Build A Successful Omnichannel Commerce Business (POS, e-commerce, marketplace, social selling) As commerce grows it will become more important to formulate an omnichannel strategy. In this webinar we'll explore what it means to be omnichannel and how to figure out which channel is right for your business and what technologies can help execute your strategy. REGISTER NOW

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July 2022

Webinar – Overcoming Objections

Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us to learn the tools to help you turn your clients' objections from a "no" into a "yes". REGISTER NOW

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August 2022

Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities. The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural services,…

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November 2022

Webinar – Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training

Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Come and join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities. The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural services,…

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