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July 2020

Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

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

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Sales Strategies Tips for Your Business

Jul 8 @ 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 – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

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

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on why a “trademark” is a valuable asset for a company to own; how “trademarks” help customers identify goods and services; how to select, use and protect a “trademark”; the importance of doing “search and clearance” activities prior to adoption and use; state and federal trademark “registration”; and how to avoid violating the trademark rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar -E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Use Multi-pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 9th - How to Use Multi-Pay Purchase Options on Your Site to Grow Sales 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-E-Commerce Summer Series – Strategies & Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing Part 1

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 15th & July 16th - Strategies and Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing  - Part 1 REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Legal Issues in Marketing And Promotion

Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to legal issues in marketing and promotion, such as “puffery” vs. fraud and misleading advertising; steering clear of copyright infringement and rights of privacy/publicity; marketing by phone, fax, email, and text; using social media; differences in federal and state laws; legal protections in marketing; and legal penalties for noncompliance. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar-E-Commerce Summer Series – Strategies & Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing Part 2

Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 15th & July 16th - Strategies and Tools to Monitor Your Competitions Pricing and Marketing (Part 2) 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 – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

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

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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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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Webinar – Negotiation Process and Skills Series – 5 Sessions

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

Session 1: Process and Analysis - 7/1 We all negotiate things every day. However, that does not mean we know what we are doing. What is the process of negotiation? How do you initially analyze your negotiation to set yourself up for success? Strategy development is paramount to a successful negotiation. This webinar series starts here, with the big picture and a strong foundation. No more “trial and error” or “we’ll see how it goes”. Session 2: BATNAs and ZOPAs…

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

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

This webinar will teach small businesses how to protect legal rights in creative materials, such as training manuals, articles, publications, photographs, software, music, videos and website content. Attendees will learn the basics of copyright law; requirements for copyright protection; determining ownership; the benefits of registration; how to avoid violating the copyrights of others; and important copyright considerations for materials created by employees and independent contractors. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Write and Optimize a Blog for SEO

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: July 30th - How to Write and Optimize a Blog for SEO 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 – Got Intellectual Property?: Strategies to Explore

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

This webinar will discuss unknown and often underutilized strategies for exploiting the company’s intellectual property (IP), such as understanding IP as an asset; how IP can provide a competitive advantage; licensing for additional revenue streams; enforcement strategies; and sale of company IP. 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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SBDC EDD/IRS Training – State Labor Law and Payroll Tax

Aug 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University of Antelope Valley, 44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
Free

You will receive information from Employment Development Department (EDD) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on: -Record keeping, reporting requirements, employer obligations, and payment requirements. -Common wage and hour law application. -Employer and employee rights and responsibilities. -How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. There is no charge for this seminar. To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars or call 866-873-6083. For additional seminar dates, times, locations, and subjects, please check the EDD website…

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Webinar – Doing Business Online: Electronic Contracts, Signatures and Records

Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will discuss legal issues in ecommerce, such as using electronic contracts, signatures and records with clients and vendors; state and federal laws; and reducing liability online. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – The Power of Reviews and the Review Technology to Explore

Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: August 13th - The Power of Reviews and the Review Technology to Explore REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Grant Writing as a Funding Resource for SBIR/STTR Programs and more

Aug 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will present a brief overview of funding resources – 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 grants. Grant writing is skill that can be learned! 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 resource for financial help and access to other commercialization…

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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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