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November 2019

Webinar – Commercial Leases: The Basics

Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of commercial leases. Attendees will learn the differences between “gross,” “net” and “triple net” leases; conducting property inspections; rent, abatement, and “common area maintenance” (CAM) charges; use and signage restrictions; personal guarantees; build-out terms and obligations; determining who is responsible for maintenance and repairs; subleasing; and other information business owners should know before signing the lease, including when to “walk away.” REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Marketplaces E-commerce

Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Overview of the top marketplaces (ie. Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Houzz, Etsy). REGISTER NOW

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QuickBooks Level 2

Nov 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$59

Level 2:  A recap of Level 1: Chart of Accounts, Vendor List, Customer List and Items List. The continuation of Quickbooks Training to include:  -Accounts Payable: Entering and Paying Bill -Accounts Receivable: Client Invoices and Statements, Cash Receipts -Receipt of Payment -Credit Card Charges and Payment -Reconciliation of Bank Account and Credit Card Reports Students must have completed Level 1 to be eligible to take this class.   REGISTER NOW

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Idea Testing: Assessing Your Idea’s Value in the Market (includes lunch)

Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Santa Clarita Business Incubator, 22704 9th Street
Newhall, CA 91321
Free

Assessing Your Idea's Value in the Market Instructor: Bandhana Katoch REGISTER NOW

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Webinar: Leveraging User/Customer Feedback & Analytics to Build/Feature Products Your Users/Customers Need

Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Santa Clarita Business Incubator, 22704 9th Street
Newhall, CA 91321
Free

Webinar:  Leveraging User/Customer Feedback & Analytics to Build/Feature Products Your Users/Customers Need Instructor: Ramin Ramhormozi   REGISTER NOW

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 2

Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 11/5 and 11/12, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or…

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Webinar – Creating an Online Marketing Strategy that Works (4-Part Webinar Series) Session 3

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

4-Part Webinar Series starting 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, Learn best practices to Plan, Protect and Promote your business through creating an online marketing strategy. Each week will cover critical areas to help guide you: - Week 1 – Defining the budget, Identifying who you want to attract to the website, Planning the website design -Week 2 – Identifying potential business risks before you start the project, Tips to help manage the project time and expense, Low to no-cost resources to…

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New Client Orientation

Nov 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients. REGISTER NOW

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Facebook para su negocio

Nov 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Este es un taller básico para aprender las formas en que puede usar la página de Facebook para su negocio de una manera que atraiga clientes. Debe tener su página de negocio en Facebook para que pueda beneficiarse de este taller. Veremos cómo usar el hashtag, tag, like, comment, y una introducción de cómo hacer publicidad.   REGISTRESE ACA

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Funding ABC’s (includes lunch)

Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Santa Clarita Business Incubator, 22704 9th Street
Newhall, CA 91321
Free

Funding ABC’s (includes lunch) Instructor: Charles Yacoobian     REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Picking the Right E-commerce Platform

Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will feature: -Overview of hosted vs self-hosted platforms -Learn about writing site requirements REGISTER NOW

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 1

Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 11/14 and 11/21, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or…

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Aprenda a administrar los riesgos comerciales de su negocio – Opciones de seguro y más

Nov 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
West Valley Work Source Center, 9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 United States
Free

Prepárese para aprender a administrar los riesgos comerciales potenciales utilizando las opciones de seguro comercial. Para negocios nuevos y existentes. -Aprenda diferentes tipos de pólizas a considerar: necesidad de tener vs agradable de tener -Aprenda a evaluar las opciones de pólizas -Venga preparado para hacer preguntas   REGISTRESE ACA

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Webinar – Creating an Online Marketing Strategy that Works (4-Part Webinar Series) Session 4

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

4-Part Webinar Series starting 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, Learn best practices to Plan, Protect and Promote your business through creating an online marketing strategy.  Each week will cover critical areas to help guide you: - Week 1 – Defining the budget, Identifying who you want to attract to the website, Planning the website design -Week 2 – Identifying potential business risks before you start the project, Tips to help manage the project time and expense, Low to no-cost resources to…

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Finding Funding

Nov 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business. Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore. There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family & friends, Crowd Funding, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting Creative Materials: Copyright Basics

Nov 21 @ 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 – How to Use Google Analytics in Your E-commerce Business

Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This Webinar will cover: -Monitoring the important KPIs -How to build useful dashboards REGISTER NOW

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Entrepreneurship Series: Session 2

Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The featured 90-minute sessions on 11/14 and 11/21, will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or…

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December 2019

New Client Orientation

Dec 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Protecting Business Inventions: Patent Basics

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

This webinar will introduce small business owners to the basics of patent law. Attendees will learn the types of inventions and discoveries eligible for patent protection; confidentiality requirements; ownership issues; conducting a patent search and filing for patent protection; cost considerations; how to avoid losing patent rights; and how to avoid violating the patent rights of others. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Use On-Site Promotions to Drive More E-commerce Sales

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

Don't just look to external marketing tactics to grow sales, look inside. From upsells, cross-sells, couponing, quantity discounts, shipping offers and much more, your e-commerce site can turn in a wealth of untapped revenue. REGISTER NOW

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Business Model – Part 1

Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
COC Canyon Country Campus, 17200 Sierra Hwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91351 United States
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. Topics are below:  · Business Idea to Business Model · Introduction to the Business Models · Steps to Define, Design and Build…

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Webinar – What Are You Waiting For? Go Global!

Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Learn why small business owners should consider exporting goods and services from the U.S. as a way to grow their business. The following topics will be highlighted: - Why go global? - the myths and opportunities - Identify indicators for your global market success - Understanding cultural differences - Sources of international marketing data - Consider partners for exporting REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing into the U.S.

Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S.  Do you want to start or expand an import business?  It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: -Do I need an import license? -What are the necessary documents? -How to classify the merchandise -What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? -How can a licensed customs broker help your business? -What is the role of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)?…

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QuickBooks Boot Camp

Dec 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
College of the Canyons SBDC, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 United States
$139

In this day long, fast-paced and all inclusive, workshop participants will learn: -How to set up their company file from scratch -How to create a quality chart of accounts -How to create new vendors, customer, items, and accounts -How to pay bills, invoice customers, receive payments, make deposits and reconcile bank accounts. An introduction to the report center will be covered, including how to create a Profit & Loss Statement and a Balance Sheet. Ideal for business owners, office managers,…

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