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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

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October 2020

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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Webinar – How To Sell…Without Sounding Like A Salesperson

Oct 21 @ 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

Oct 22 @ 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 – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

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

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 - Delivery Services 10/29 - Retail Activities 11/5 - General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation

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

This webinar will discuss how small business owners can use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to avoid litigation; specific types of ADR such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration; the pros and cons of ADR; how to incorporate ADR clauses into contracts; and state and federal ADR laws small business owners should be aware of. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar E-Commerce Fall Series-How to Insure your Product Photography is Optimized to Sell Products

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

October 22nd - How to insure your product photography is optimized to sell products REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Una herramienta financiera fácil de manejar para tu negocio

Oct 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Estás comenzando tu negocio y necesitas una manera fácil para registrar y administrar tu actividad comercial? Sabes si estás ganando o perdiendo dinero en tu negocio? Sabes qué productos o servicios debes seguir vendiendo? Sabes en qué estas gastando demasiado? Da los primeros pasos y prepárate para el futuro. Aprenderás a usar una herramienta en Excel y recibirás una copia gratis. Registrarse Ahora

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Webinar – Entrepreneur/Business Owner Tools

Oct 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Lots to do and not enough time?  Come ready to explore tools and resources to help improve your business. REGISTER NOW

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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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Webinar – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

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

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 - Delivery Services 10/29 - Retail Activities 11/5 - General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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Webinar- E-Commerce Fall Series – How to Leverage Influencer Driven Commerce to Drive More Traffic

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

How to leverage influencer driven commerce to drive more traffic REGISTER NOW

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November 2020

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

Nov 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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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Webinar – Handling Your First International Order

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

Just starting with global trade and waiting for your first customer? Learn how to prepare your business for your first international order: · Identifying an International Customer · Locating a Courier Service or Freight Forwarder · Packaging and Shipping Options · Required Documentation · Insurance Options · Payment Terms REGISTER NOW

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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 – 3-Part Series Tips for Operating During COVID

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

Operating during COVID requires preparation, an action plan and continual compliance with Federal, State, Local and Industry standards. Tips on operating and areas to be aware of to help minimize potential business risks will be covered during the 3-Part Series featuring the following: 10/22 - Delivery Services 10/29 - Retail Activities 11/5 - General Office Activities · Links to Government Regulations · Effective Practices · Customer Experience REGISTER NOW

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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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