Business Classes July 13 – 27

Bob Gattinella Business Classes

SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (2 of 6)

 Jul 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – CHECK-IN 5:15 PM – 7100 V
 5/18/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Rm. 7100 , National City CA 91950-3263

Description: 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. Note: $100 Fee for the series

The registration period for this event is closed.


 

Steps to Starting a Business Module 2

 Jul 13, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
 7/10/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 14 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

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

The registration period for this event is closed.


 

Financing Your Business

 Jul 18, 2017 3:00pm- 4:30pm; Check In at 2:45pm – 7100V
 7/18/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 30 places remaining
 None
 880 National City Blvd, Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

Securing capital is critical to the successful launch or expansion of a small business. However, getting approved for business financing can be challenging in the current lending climate. The SBDC, in partnership with Accion San Diego, will guide you through the process of seeking business financing including what to consider before applying for a loan, the factors of evaluation that all lenders use when reviewing loan requests and tips on how to prepare based on your strengths and weakness. Local business financing options will also be presented. It’s never too early to start planning on how to capitalize your business! If you are interested in this workshop, please also consider attending “Steps to Starting a Business”. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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IRS Tax Workshop

 Jul 18, 2017 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Check-In 8:45 AM – Rm. 7100V
 7/18/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 21 places remaining
 $15.00
 880 National City Blvd., Room 7100, NATIONAL CITY CA 91950-3263

The IRS Tax workshop illustrates in a practical manner how the Federal and State tax systems are applied to small business ownership. This is recommended for all people currently operating a small business or interested in starting one, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations. Also, get answers to these common questions: How extensive should my records be? What can I claim as a tax write-off? What do I need to do as far as State Tax issues? This workshop is presented by a California Enrolled Agent with materials from the IRS. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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

 Jul 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00PM – Check in at 8:45 PM – Rm. 7100V
 7/19/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 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!

 

QuickBooks for Beginners

 Jul 20, 2017 9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
 7/19/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 17 places remaining
 $75.00
 SBDC North San Diego, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

This workshop will present the new or future business owner with some basic bookkeeping and accounting principles as well as general discussion of some of the compliance issues and situations that warrant consideration when setting up their new entity in QuickBooks 2016. This workshop will explain the use of various lists and their functions and attributes within Quickbooks, the issues their own business may present, and how to get started. PLEASE NOTE: THIS QUICKBOOKS CLASS DOES NOT COVER THE ONLINE VERSION.

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SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (3 of 6)

 Jul 20, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – 7100 V
 5/25/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Rm. 7100 , National City CA 91950-3263

Description: 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. Note: $100 Fee for the series CANCELLATION POLICY: A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR FEE REIMBURSEMENT

The registration period for this event is closed.


 

Social Media Marketing

 Jul 20, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 7/19/2017 11:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 9 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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Meet the Buyers – Celebrating Supplier Diversity

 Jul 21, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 7/20/2017 12:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 19 places remaining
 None
 Council for Supplier Diversity 10679 Westview Pkwy , San Diego CA 92126

“Meet the Buyers” Tour is coming to San Diego 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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Commercial Real Estate Financing

 Jul 25, 2017 9:00am – 10:30am
 7/25/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 47 places remaining
 None
 San Diego City College 1521 C St { Room to be determined }, San Diego CA 92101

The 7(a) Loan Program is SBA’s most common loan program, includes financial help for businesses with special requirements. Find out the eligibility requirements for a CDC/504 and 7A loans used to purchase Commercial Real Estate with a SBA guarantee. Our speakers will discuss loan amounts, repayment terms, interest rates, fees and more. Come with your Real Estate financing questions.

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Small Business Funding Forum

 Jul 25, 2017 9:00 M – 11:30 AM. Check in, 8:45 AM – Rm 7100V
 7/25/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 29 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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Taxes and How They Impact Your Business

 Jul 25, 2017 9:00 am – 11:30 am
 7/25/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 10 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

In this workshop experts from the Internal Revenue Service ans the California Employment Development Department will help you gain a deeper understanding of Federal Business Taxes and State Employment Taxes; and the reporting requirements for those taxes.

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“Managing Human Resource Issues ” for Small Business Owners and Managers

 Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 7/26/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 16 places remaining
 None
 San Diego SBDC 880 National City Blvd, National City CA 91950

Human Resources and the effects on small California business. Some of the areas being addressed include: • Steps to safeguard your business against fines and lawsuits • Progressive discipline including termination • Employee files • Verbal & Written Warnings • Handbooks • Documentation requirements • Compliance with State and Federal Law • OSHA Regulations, Workers Comp and Safety Guidelines for your business • Complimentary workbook and many forms you will need to run your HR Department successfully whether you have 2 or 100 employees! Our certified professionals will also instruct you on your rights liabilities and responsibilities as an employer. Additionally, they will answer your questions on how business’s today cope with these issues.

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Credit Repair and Recovery

 Jul 27, 2017 10:00 AM. – 11:30 AM.; Check-In 9:45 AM – 7100V
 7/27/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 22 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 Made Easy

 Jul 27, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 7/27/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 25 places remaining
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Ste 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

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. 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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SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (4 of 6)

 Jul 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Rm. 7100 V
 6/1/2017 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.