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October 2020

Webinar – How to Find International Customers

Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

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 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Simple Business Plan

Oct 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This workshop is ideal for business owners to learn how to develop, 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 with the CANVAS model and they will be given a template as a tool. Know your clients, how to distribute, where to advertise, what strategies will work to make a good sells, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Plan de Negocios Simple

Oct 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Este taller es ideal para que los dueños de negocios aprendan cómo elaborar, diseñar y definir un modelo de negocio. Un modelo de negocio es lo que define un negocio y su práctica. En este taller, los asistentes aprenderán cómo definir primero su modelo de negocio con el modelo CANVAS y se les entregará una plantilla como herramienta. Conozca a sus clientes, cómo distribuir, dónde publicitar, qué estrategias funcionarán para hacer una buena venta, etc. registrarse ahora

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November 2020

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

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

Join us to learn about: · 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 – Business Model – Part 1

Nov 5 @ 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.  Join us to learn: · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and…

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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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Webinar – Startup Activities – A Financial Perspective

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

Have the idea for the business and getting ready to move forward with the business launch? Learn the next steps to help navigate and launch your new business or continue the path where obstacles occurred along the way. Join us to learn about: · Professional Services - Legal & Other · Licenses and Permits · Business Insurance Options REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

Nov 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! 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 – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

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

Selling is an art form tried by many and mastered by fewer. In business or just starting in business, it’s an opportunity to learn: - How to stand out in the eyes of your prospects - How to select the right group for business leads - How to craft an effective elevator speech - and more! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Business Model – Part 2

Nov 12 @ 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.  Join us to learn: · Building Blocks for the Business Model · Introduction to Business Model Tool 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 – Screening Your Business Ideas

Nov 18 @ 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 – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

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

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Buying and Selling a Business – What you need to know

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

This webinar will teach the basics of buying and selling a business, such as conducting “due diligence”- inspecting the financial records, contracts and business assets; determining the value of the business; preparing contracts and related purchase-and-sale documents; tax considerations; and knowing when to “walk away” from a deal. 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 – Screening Your Business Ideas

Dec 16 @ 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 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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