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July 2020

Webinar – Scrum 101

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

Scrum is a structured and disciplined, team-based approach to product development and project management. Its basis is around converting customer requirements into usable product quickly, then re-evaluating those requirements and working the cycle again. With the radically changing environment we live in today, a scrum approach to problems may be the key to success for you. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

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

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Start Your Business for Veterans, Military and Spouses

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

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 life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Intellectual Property(IP): Patent, Patent Search and other IP Options

Jul 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Entrepreneurs and business owners may have Intellectual Property (IP) as an asset, but many don’t know it. It’s important to know what the options are for protecting Intellectual Property(IP). This webinar will discuss: -An overview of different types of Intellectual Property -Importance of Intellectual Property -Patents – Initial Search and Resources -Other types of Intellectual Property REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Start an E-commerce Business (Part 1 and 2)

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 22nd & July 23rd - How to Start an E-commerce Business  - Part 1 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Start an E-commerce Business (Part 2)

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 23rd - How to Start an E-commerce Business  - Part 2 REGISTER NOW

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August 2020

6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Effectively Use Subscriptions to Grow Your Online Sales

Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: August 6th - How to Effectively Use Subscriptions to Grow Your Online Sales REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

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

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting the Company’s “Secret Sauce”: Trade Secret Basics

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

This webinar will teach small business owners how to protect the company’s inventions, ideas and secrets. Attendees will learn the basics of trade secret law; the kinds of information that can be protected as a trade secret; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; how to avoid losing trade secret protection; and how to avoid violating the trade secret rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

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

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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September 2020

6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

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

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store?  Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: -Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify – 8/4 -General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) – 8/11 -Product loading and inventory management – 8/18 -Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) – 8/25 -Theme/Design setup – 9/1 -Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching – 9/8 REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 1

Sep 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 2

Sep 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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October 2020

Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series – Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

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

Email Marketing Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Write E-commerce Design and Development Project Requirements

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

October 15th - How to write E-commerce design and development project requirements and how to hire the best developer/designer REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Role of Effective Communication when Starting your Business & Beyond

Oct 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Communication is an important skill not just in the initial stage of the business, but throughout the life of the business. This webinar will help streamline and improve communication with practical and proven methods. REGISTER NOW

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November 2020

Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Help Reduce Fraud in Your E-commerce Business

Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

How to help reduce fraud in your E-commerce business REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 1

Nov 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – The 10 Must Have Shopify Apps to Help Grow Your Business

Nov 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - Nov 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Free

The 10 must have Shopify Apps to help grow your business REGISTER NOW

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Business Planning – Part 2

Nov 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
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. Feel free to bring your device to work on the Business Plan during the training. Highlighted Topics: -Creating a Business Plan -Goal Development -Business Development -Marketing Plans -Advertising Strategies -Financials – Overview REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips to Jumpstart your Business

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will provide tips and resources help jumpstart your business including: -Key Elements for Developing a Cost Structure -Value Proposition -Competitive Advantage -Effective Business Processes -Successful Jumpstarted Businesses REGISTER NOW

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December 2020

Webinar E-Commerce – Headless Commerce:What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business

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

Headless Commerce: What is it and How Can You Use it to Scale Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Succession Planning: Seamless Transition

Dec 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Succession Planning is a roadmap to help guide future leadership at a business. Every business, regardless of its size, needs succession planning. Are the right people moving at the right pace into the right jobs at the right time? Leadership Development is a fundamental element of Succession Planning. It can help a company to create a workplace that recruits and retains high quality employees. REGISTER NOW

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