Business Classes August 9 – 30

Bob Gattinella Business Classes


Let’s Work It: LGBTBE Certification Made Easy

 Aug 9, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 8/9/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 22 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Dr , Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network has developed a training specifically for the LGBTBE Biz Builder program entitled…….LET’S WORK IT! In the world of supplier diversity contracting the hardest hurdle is to get certified. This training shows the how’s and why’s of not only LGBTBE certification, but also introduces you to the world of contracting. The opportunities are available on all levels in government but also in the corporate supplier diversity programs. The SBDC is there to break it down into easy to learn and practical steps. We have the resources to help you navigate this new revenue stream to make it happen.

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Proposal Writing 101

 Aug 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 8/9/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Full
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Dr., Carlsbad CA 92011

Although all proposals are different, there are some strategies you can use to create templates when responding to solicitations. Utilizing an actual solicitation and responses; attendees will learn how to create a proposal outline, determine starting costs and research industry standards, how to minimize administrative noncompliance / unresponsiveness, and “insider” tips. OUTLINE: • Reviewing a solicitation to determine viability • Create an outline in response to a solicitation • Determining costing • Tips to minimize administrative noncompliance / unresponsiveness • Recommendations from contract administrators

Training event is full and there is not a waiting list.


 

SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (6 of 6)

 Aug 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Rm. 7100
 6/15/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Rm. 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

IF YOU’VE EVER DREAMED OF RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, NOW’S THE TIME TO MAKE IT REAL! The SBDC presents this step-by-step guide for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals! The series will cover all aspects of launching a business from licenses to bookkeeping to marketing to setting up shop. Week 1: Lay the Foundation Week 2: Get the Info You Need Week 3: Cut Through Red Tape Week 4: Take Care of Operations Week 5: Deal with Money Issues Week 6: Open Your Doors You have an idea for a business, but now comes the tough part: Getting it up and running! This unique workshop series will guide you, step-by-step, how to get your business started in just six weeks. The classes cover technology and the cloud, legal issues, hiring employees, and much more. Get your business idea, up and running. Participants must attend all 6 workshops in order to be eligible for a certificate and a refund of $50.00. Materials: Students will purchase an ebook of Rhonda Abrams Six-week Start-up from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

The registration period for this event is closed.


 

Steps to Starting a Business Module 2

 Aug 10, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 8/7/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 11 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

Start with the end in mind!
During this informative, hands-on workshop, we will: EDUCATE & INFORM (1.5 hours) – Address the actual risk(s) involved in franchise ownership & business ownership vs a traditional career – Discuss the pros and cons of starting a business vs buying a business vs buying a franchise – Identify recession-resistant industries – Learn how to conduct thorough due diligence in business exploration – Uncover financing options

-CREATE MY UNIQUE BUSINESS MODEL (1.5 hours) – don’t leave empty-handed! – Create an individual profile using a propriety assessment created by behavioral psychologists to reveal my unique personality, skills, values relating to business – Apply profile findings to creating my ideal business model – Discuss thought-provoking questions I need to consider now and in the future

The registration period for this event is closed.


 

Meet the Buyers – Carlsbad

 Aug 11, 2017 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 8/10/2017 12:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 37 places remaining
 None
 Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad CA 92011

“Meet the Buyers” Tour is coming to Carlsbad bringing buyers and small business advocates from agencies, large corporations and prime contractors together to help small businesses work with their organizations successfully. Participants will learn what is expected of vendors; what certifications are and how they work, where to find the buyers and opportunities and how to make an impact marketing their goods and services. These events help small businesses get contracts! There are different buyers and experts at each “Meet the Buyers”. Participating organizations include: SANDAG, DGS, North County Transit District, San Diego Unified School District, Port of San Diego, San Diego Community College District, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, Sundt Construction Company Marine Corps Installations West, Clark Construction, MiraCosta College, County of San Diego, City of San Diego, ViaSat, Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego International Airport, Caltrans, San Diego County, North County Transit District, Turner Construction, UC-San Diego, SDG&E, GSA and others. Participants are subject to change. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the buyers, advocates and small business experts.

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Business Orientation Workshop

 Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 8/15/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 23 places remaining
 $20.00

After you’ve signed up for this workshop, please complete the following business assessment at least two business days prior to the start date. The results will be returned to you via email prior to the workshop date. You will need to bring a printed copy of the results with you on the day of the workshop, as you will be referencing your individual results as part of the curriculum. (THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS TO PRINTERS AT THE WORKSHOP LOCATION)Click here to access the survey
Start with the end in mind!
During this informative, hands-on workshop, we will: EDUCATE & INFORM (1.5 hours) – Address the actual risk(s) involved in franchise ownership & business ownership vs a traditional career – Discuss the pros and cons of starting a business vs buying a business vs buying a franchise – Identify recession-resistant industries – Learn how to conduct thorough due diligence in business exploration – Uncover financing options

-CREATE MY UNIQUE BUSINESS MODEL (1.5 hours) – don’t leave empty-handed! – Create an individual profile using a propriety assessment created by behavioral psychologists to reveal my unique personality, skills, values relating to business – Apply profile findings to creating my ideal business model – Discuss thought-provoking questions I need to consider now and in the future

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Government Contracting in a Day

 Aug 15, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (30 minute, non-hosted lunch break)
 8/15/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 6 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

This workshop is packed with all the information you need to get started with government contracting and then some! The instructor will cover what you need to get started, how to find your buyer, creating a capabilities statement, what certifications are available, and how to write a proposal all in one day!

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Bonding Basics

 Aug 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 8/15/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 18 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

There are numerous types of surety bonds covering a wide range of categories-contract bonds, license and permit bonds, court bonds, subdivision bonds, wage and welfare bonds, fidelity bonds, etc. This workshop will cover the common bond types; what they are, how to apply, and what you will need to secure a bond.

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Business Plans that Win $$$ ( Part 2 of 2)

 Aug 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00PM – Check in at 8:45 AM – Rm. 7100V
 8/16/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Closed
 880 National City Blvd., Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

IMPORTANT: YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SIGNED-UP FOR PART 2 WHEN YOU SIGN-UP FOR PART 1. Learn strategies to grow your small business while writing a plan that will capture the attention of lenders, investors, and partners. The Business Plans that Win $$$ starts with brainstorming your ideas to grow your business. At the end of the first three hours, you will have a draft of your business plan and more confidence as a business leader. Return for the next session to draft a strategic plan to acquire more customers and to use your financial projections to manage your company. Receive immediate feedback from an experienced entrepreneur. Join us for a packed 6-hour session to build your business with the GUIDED approach!

 

Sales- Referral Marketing

 Aug 16, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 8/16/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 13 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

This is a sales workshop for business owners. During this workshop, the instructor will assist attendees in developing a 12 month sales action plan for their business. This is a program that can easily be implemented to increase sales for your business. The instructor will cover developing a workable database, creative and inexpensive ways to engage prospects and customers, and a step-by-step process to foster relationships.

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SBDC Academia del Emprendedor (1 of 6) ( Spanish )

 Aug 16, 2017 7/06/2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – CHECK-IN 5:15 PM – 7100 V
 8/16/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 26 places remaining
 None
 Access Inc. 2616 Daniel Avenue, San Diego CA 92111

Descripción: ¡SI USTED HA SOÑADO SIEMPRE CON EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DE SU PROPIO NEGOCIO, AHORA ES EL MOMENTO DE HACERLO! ¡El SBDC presenta esta guía paso a paso para comenzar su negocio, ganar dinero y alcanzar sus metas! La serie cubrirá todos los aspectos de lanzar un negocio desde licencias a la contabilidad a la comercialización a la creación de la tienda. Semana 1: Poner los simientos Semana 2: Obtenga la información que necesita Semana 3: Reducir la Burocracia Semana 4: Cuide las operaciones Semana 5: Tratar con asuntos de dinero Semana 6: Abra sus puertas Usted tiene una idea para un negocio, pero ahora viene la parte difícil: ¡Poniéndola en marcha! Esta serie única de taller le guiará, paso a paso, cómo iniciar su negocio en sólo seis semanas. Las clases cubren la tecnología y la nube, cuestiones legales, contratación de empleados y mucho más. Obtenga su idea de negocio, en funcionamiento. Los participantes deben asistir a los 6 talleres para ser elegibles.

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Advanced QuickBooks

 Aug 17, 2017 9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
 8/16/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 18 places remaining
 $75.00
 SBDC North San Diego, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

This workshop is designed for those who would like to acquire the essential skills for producing financial statements with the QuickBooks 2016 program. The topics include: How to track and manage revenue and expenses, maintaining the balance sheet and bank reconciliations. You will also hear how to avoid various pitfalls and common mistakes as well as tips and tricks with QuickBooks. PLEASE NOTE: THIS QUICKBOOKS CLASS DOES NOT COVER THE ONLINE VERSION.

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Social Media Marketing

 Aug 17, 2017 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
 8/17/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 23 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

You’ve heard that social networks are a great way to connect your business to your desired audience, but where do you go from there? In this workshop you’ll get a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. We’ll show you the benefits of using each based on your target audience demographic, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don’ts of each channel. You’ll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working.

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Let’s Work It: LGBTBE Certification — Marketing & Solicitations, Where to Begin? – Part 2 of 4

 Aug 22, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 8/22/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 22 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Dr., Carlsbad CA 92011

The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network has developed a training specifically for the LGBTBE Biz Builder program entitled…….LET’S WORK IT! When you get LGBTBE certified you ask… “Now what?” This module will help you to work through the marketing and solicitation part of the process. How to connect with diversity suppliers, writing a capability statement, navigating an RFP (request for proposal), review the bidding system…all of the ways to execute your certification.

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SBDC Academia del Emprendedor ( 2 of 6 ) ( Spanish )

 Aug 23, 2017 7/06/2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – CHECK-IN 5:15 PM – 7100 V
 8/23/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 31 places remaining
 None
 Access Inc. 2616 Daniel Avenue, San Diego CA 92111

Descripción: ¡SI USTED HA SOÑADO SIEMPRE CON EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DE SU PROPIO NEGOCIO, AHORA ES EL MOMENTO DE HACERLO! ¡El SBDC presenta esta guía paso a paso para comenzar su negocio, ganar dinero y alcanzar sus metas! La serie cubrirá todos los aspectos de lanzar un negocio desde licencias a la contabilidad a la comercialización a la creación de la tienda. Semana 1: Poner la simientos Semana 2: Obtenga la información que necesita Semana 3: Reducir la Burocracia Semana 4: Cuide las operaciones Semana 5: Tratar con asuntos de dinero Semana 6: Abra sus puertas Usted tiene una idea para un negocio, pero ahora viene la parte difícil: ¡Poniéndola en marcha! Esta serie única de taller le guiará, paso a paso, cómo iniciar su negocio en sólo seis semanas. Las clases cubren la tecnología y la nube, cuestiones legales, contratación de empleados y mucho más. Obtenga su idea de negocio, en funcionamiento. Los participantes deben asistir a los 6 talleres para ser elegibles.

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Credit Repair and Recovery

 Aug 24, 2017 1:00 PM. – 2:30 PM.; Check-In 12:45 PM – 7100V
 8/24/2017 12:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 21 places remaining
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

There are no quick fixes for business creditworthiness. However, there are steps that can be taken to improve your business credit report. It takes time, a conscious effort, and knowledge to move forward in the right direction. This workshop will assist your business in reaching that goal.

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Let’s Work It: LGBTBE Certification — Marketing & Solicitations, Where to Begin? – Part 2 of 4

 Aug 24, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 8/24/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 24 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Dr, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network has developed a training specifically for the LGBTBE Biz Builder program entitled…….LET’S WORK IT! When you get LGBTBE certified you ask… “Now what?” This module will help you to work through the marketing and solicitation part of the process. How to connect with diversity suppliers, writing a capability statement, navigating an RFP (request for proposal), review the bidding system…all of the ways to execute your certification. PARKING: Parking is free behind the building. Enter off Roosevelt. A parking pass will be emailed to you or please get a parking pass at registration.

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QuickBooks Online

 Aug 24, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 8/23/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 7 places remaining
 $75.00
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Dr., Carlsbad CA 92011

* Features of QuickBooks Online Subscriptions * Managing the Setup * Navigating the Customer and Vendor Centers * Transaction Tab and Quick Create * Recording Sales and Revenue Transactions * Recording Expense and Purchase Transactions * Creating Reports * Plus tips and tricks for best practices. This workshop is presented by: Pat Hartley, MBA, Top 100 QuickBooks ProAdviors 2015. Please note:It will be necessary to bring a laptop to this workshop.

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Connecting with Capital Expo!

 Aug 25, 2017 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
 8/25/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 131 places remaining
 None
 SDG&E Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92117

Improve your chances for obtaining financing! This is your opportunity to learn about business financing from experts and meet with different bankers and lenders in one location at one time. Learn what you need to do to finance your business including how to improve your credit and keep it for easy access to capital when you want it.

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Customer Service

 Aug 29, 2017 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 8/28/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 23 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

This workshop is designed to provide you with key skills and attitudes to meet your customers’ needs. Learn to understand and exceed customer expectations and deal with unrealistic expectations. Why do customers leave? What is the value of long-term customers? You will also learn the most important qualities Americans desire in customer service. Customer service can definitely change that bottom line positively!

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Small Business Funding Forum

 Aug 29, 2017 9:00 M – 11:30 AM. Check in, 8:45 AM – Rm 7100V
 8/29/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 26 places remaining
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

If you are looking to borrow money or raise capital to start or grow your business, attend this workshop. This 2.5 hour workshop will consist of a lenders panel that will provide participants information on their lending programs, new initiatives and will answer all of your questions. You will gain insight on requirements to approach a lender or investor and be able to speak candidly and openly to funders. This workshop will give you the perspective of leading bankers, alternative financers, investors, and industry experts on sources and requirements for funding.

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SBDC Academia del Emprendedor ( 3 of 6 ) ( Spanish )

 Aug 30, 2017 7/06/2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – CHECK-IN 5:15 PM – 7100 V
 8/30/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 32 places remaining
 None
 Access Inc. 2616 Daniel Avenue, San Diego CA 92111

Descripción: ¡SI USTED HA SOÑADO SIEMPRE CON EL FUNCIONAMIENTO DE SU PROPIO NEGOCIO, AHORA ES EL MOMENTO DE HACERLO! ¡El SBDC presenta esta guía paso a paso para comenzar su negocio, ganar dinero y alcanzar sus metas! La serie cubrirá todos los aspectos de lanzar un negocio desde licencias a la contabilidad a la comercialización a la creación de la tienda. Semana 1: Poner la simientos Semana 2: Obtenga la información que necesita Semana 3: Reducir la Burocracia Semana 4: Cuide las operaciones Semana 5: Tratar con asuntos de dinero Semana 6: Abra sus puertas Usted tiene una idea para un negocio, pero ahora viene la parte difícil: ¡Poniéndola en marcha! Esta serie única de taller le guiará, paso a paso, cómo iniciar su negocio en sólo seis semanas. Las clases cubren la tecnología y la nube, cuestiones legales, contratación de empleados y mucho más. Obtenga su idea de negocio, en funcionamiento. Los participantes deben asistir a los 6 talleres para ser elegibles.

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