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August 2020

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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Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training (includes lunch)

Aug 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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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Webinar – Facebook and Social Media

Aug 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This is a basic workshop to learn which are the correct social media networks for your business and the common terminology. We will have examples and interact with Facebook and your business page. How to use Hashtags, tag people, belong to groups, what is Marketplace, and much more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Facebook y Redes Sociales

Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender cuáles son las redes sociales correctas para tu negocio y la terminología común. Tendremos ejemplos e interactuaremos con Facebook y su pagina de negocios. Cómo usar Hashtags,  etiquetar personas, pertenecer a grupos, que es Marketplace, y mucho más. registrarse ahora

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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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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: August 20th - The Top Dropshipping Platforms to Help You Source More Product 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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Webinar – E-Commerce Summer Series – How to Use Social Commerce to Generate More Sales

Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: August 27th - How to Use Social Commerce to Generate More Sales REGISTER NOW

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September 2020

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

Sep 1 @ 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 – Trademark Basics: Can I protect that name, phrase, symbol?

Sep 3 @ 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 – DIY Conversation Rate Optimization to Fix Issues on Your E-commerce Site

Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn: September 3rd - DIY Conversation Rate Optimization to Fix Issues on Your E-commerce Site REGISTER NOW

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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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Webinar – Google my Business

Sep 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

With a Profile of my business in Google your company can stand out for free in Maps and Google Search. With the features we will teach, you can interact with existing customers or find new ones. You will learn to enter the information that your company needs so that you appear on the first pages of the search. We will talk about how to enter the type of business, description, how to mount photos, and more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Meetings, Minutes and Motions: Preparing Corporate Documents

Sep 10 @ 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 – Google mi Negocio

Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Con un Perfil de mi negocio en Google tu empresa puede destacarse de manera gratuita en Mapas y Búsqueda de Google. Con las funciones que enseñaremos, podrás interactuar con los clientes existentes o encontrar nuevos. Aprenderás a ingresar la información que necesita tu empresa para que salgas en las primeras páginas de la búsqueda. Hablaremos de cómo ingresar el tipo de negocio, descripción, cómo montar fotos, y más. registrarse ahora

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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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Webinar – Protecting Creative Work: Copyright Basics

Sep 17 @ 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 – Customer Service Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business

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

E-Commerce Summer Series Featured Topics - Come Ready to Learn September 17th - Customer Service Best Practices for Your E-commerce Business REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Investor Tips: How to Pitch to an Investor and Finding/Attracting Investors

Sep 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Entrepreneurs and innovators can change the world, but many of them don’t get funded because the pitch is the first introduction of the idea to the investors. Capital raising and developing a fundraising strategy is a crucial part of realizing financial stability in the initial stages of the company. Learn the following: -How to Effectively Pitch your Idea to Investors -Explore Resources to Find and Attract Investors 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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Creating Financial Projections

Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Have you tried to create detailed start-up costs, key assumptions and financial projections? Ran into a few obstacles along the way? Learn how to easily create your own. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Facebook and Social Media

Sep 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This is a basic workshop to learn which are the correct social media networks for your business and the common terminology. We will have examples and interact with Facebook and your business page. How to use Hashtags, tag people, belong to groups, what is Marketplace, and much more. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Facebook y Redes Sociales

Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender cuáles son las redes sociales correctas para tu negocio y la terminología común. Tendremos ejemplos e interactuaremos con Facebook y su pagina de negocios. Cómo usar Hashtags,  etiquetar personas, pertenecer a grupos, que es Marketplace, y mucho más. registrarse ahora

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Webinar – Got Intellectual Property?: Strategies to Explore

Sep 24 @ 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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