Business Classes for November

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PROVIDED BY SBDC

SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (5 of 6)

 Nov 1, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – 7100 V
 11/1/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 None

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.

Quickbooks Online

 Nov 2, 2017 4:30PM – 7:30PM ( Rm 7100V )
 11/2/2017 12:00 PM (PDT)
 $75.00
 Small Business Development Center 880 National City Blvd, National City CA 91950

Quickbooks Online * Features of Quickbooks Online Subscriptions * Managing the Setup * Navigating the Customer and Vendor Centers * Recording Sales and Revenue Transactions * Recording Expense and Purchase Transactions * Creating Reports * Plus Tips and Tricks for best practices.

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Academia del Emprendedor ( Español ) ( Parte 2 de 3 )

 Nov 7, 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm
 11/7/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 None
 4305 University Avenue, Suite 345, San Diego CA 92105-1645

* Academia del Emprendedor * Estrategias de Mercadotecnia/Marketing, * Planeacion Estrategica, * Permisos y Entidades Legales * Contabilidad y Estados Fiancieros * Prestamos Comerciales

Small Business Development Center Orientation

 Nov 7, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – CHECK-IN: 1:15PM – RM. 7100V
 11/7/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Closed
 None
 880 National City Blvd., Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

Description: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a myriad of services for the start-up and existing business owner at “No Cost” or “Low Cost”. The one-on-one business consulting services are non-fee based and designed to assist in the formulation and management of your business. The workshops and classes cover a variety of business interest topics and most are no cost to the SBDC client. The SBDC mission is to assist small business owners to start and grow their business. If you are interested in this event, please also consider attending “Business Plans that Win $$$”: http://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=9734

” Top 10 HR Lawsuits for Small California Employers ( and how to prevent them )”.

 Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 11/8/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 22 places remaining
 None
 880 National City Blvd, National City CA 91950-3263

Ever wondered what the top HR issues small business owners face in Southern California? Then this class is for you! We have compiled information on the top HR issues for small California business owners as well as the potential claims and litigations associated with these issues. Join us as our certified professionals walk through the issues and find out what you need to put in place to protect your business. Workshop Highlights Include * How to prevent top local HR lawsuits for small businesses * What new policies should be in your employee handbook and job descriptions * Latest legal updates for this and next year * Understand what to do to reduce risk from claims and avoid fines * How the latest changes to workers comp, retirement and benefits will affect you next year 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. Prerequisites : Must be CURRENT BUSINESS OWNERS with Employees!!!

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SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (6 of 6)

 Nov 8, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Rm. 7100
 11/8/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 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.

Business Plans that Win $$$ ( Part 1 of 2)

 Nov 9, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 7100 V
 11/9/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 12 places remaining
 $35.00
 880 National City Blvd., Rm. 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

Description: 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! FEE: $35.00 CANCELLATION POLICY: A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR FEE REIMBURSEMENT.

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Academia del Emprendedor ( Español ) ( Parte 3 de 3 )

 Nov 14, 2017 9:30am – 12:30pm
 11/14/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 19 places remaining
 None
 4305 University Avenue, Suite 345, San Diego CA 92105-1645

* Academia del Emprendedor * Estrategias de Mercadotecnia/Marketing, * Planeacion Estrategica, * Permisos y Entidades Legales * Contabilidad y Estados Fiancieros * Prestamos Comerciales

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Business Orientation Workshop

 Nov 14, 2017 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 11/14/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 20 places remaining
 None

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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IRS Tax Workshop

 Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM; Check-In 8:45 AM { Multipurpose Room }
 11/14/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 18 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 Legal Issues/Legal Structures

 Nov 16, 2017 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.; Check-In at 11:15 AM – Rm.7100V
 11/16/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 28 places remaining
 $15.00
 880 National City Blvd. Room 7100, National City CA 91950-3263

This workshop covers some of the basic general business legal issues that small business owners need to know. It also includes information about the issues involved in choosing a business structure for your business including Sole Proprietorships, Corporations, LLCs and others.

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

 Nov 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00PM – Check in at 8:45 PM – Rm. 7100V
 11/16/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 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!

Financing Your Business

 Nov 21, 2017 3:00pm- 4:30pm; Check In at 2:45pm – 7100V
 11/21/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 29 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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Small Business Funding Forum

 Nov 28, 2017 9:00 M – 11:30 AM. Check in, 8:45 AM – Rm 7100V
 11/28/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 Open – 28 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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Credit Repair and Recovery

 Nov 30, 2017 10:00 AM. – 11:30 AM.; Check-In 9:45 AM – 7100V
 11/30/2017 8:00 AM (PST)
 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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PROVIDED BY SCORE

SCORE workshops are held at the United States University (USU), 7675 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108 except as noted.
November 1, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
FEE: $20.00
There are several types of taxes that businesses must pay during the calendar year. Understanding each one of these tax liabilities, being certain to meet the time requirements (and save penalty dollars!) and using all the appropriate information to determine the amount owed is critical to successfully managing your small business.
In this important workshop you will learn —
  • What information is needed to file your income, sales and payroll tax returns
  • How taxes affect your business decisions
  • The tax impact of business growth on your cash flow

 

November 2, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
This workshop covers the essentials for anybody interested in owning and operating a franchise, taught by an experienced franchise owner/operator. It covers:
  • How to Own a Franchise.
  • Special Assistance for Veterans & Disabled Veterans Interested in Owning a Franchise.
  • How to finance the purchase of a franchise or financial assistance for franchise owners.
  • Financing with Rollovers as Business Start-ups (ROBS) Plans.
  • All about Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD); let’s discover what’s in there.
  • SBA Products and Services to help you start, manage and grow your franchise business!
November 3, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
Amazon and their Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) platform is simply the easiest and most effective way for you to get started selling physical products online.  There are many different online selling business models like, retail arbitrage, selling wholesale products, and reselling.  This workshop however will focus on building and selling your OWN brand of physical products.
What if you don’t know what to sell and have no clue how to get products manufactured? That’s OK, because during this 3-hour workshop you will learn a step-by-step blueprint on how to do exactly that.
Join us to learn:
  • How to research proven top selling products on Amazon
  • Tips on how to differentiate your product to appeal to buyers
  • How to find a manufacturer in China
  • What you need to open an Amazon Seller Central account
  • How to ‘stage’ your Amazon product listing
  • How to use reviews to your advantage
  • What does BSR, ranking, indexing, ASIN, FNSKU, FBA, buy box mean anyway?
 And much, much more.
November 3, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
Five Powerful Tools for Saving Time & Improving ROI
Social media is now a necessary component of business marketing. The most successful businesses on social media have developed a smart marketing strategy that includes setting goals and objectives, utilizing the best tools to engage with their target audience & consistently analyzing their ROI. In other words, there is A LOT to do when it comes to social media. As a busy entrepreneur, how can you do all these things above and still manage the other stresses of your job?
During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make the most of your time and resources and unleash the power of social media to take your social engagement to the next level. You will learn the most relevant, proven tactics for social media success that will save you time and money!
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Determine which social media platforms today will yield the highest engagement from their target audience
  • Use an editorial calendar to organize all your social media posts
  • Schedule content in advance and create “social listening” streams using Hootsuite
  • Create high-quality graphics in minutes for social media content
  • Identify which social media platforms are driving the highest traffic to their website
  • Easily curate trending content to promote on social media
*You are encouraged to bring your laptop as this will be a hands-on workshop.
November 4, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEE: $20.00

Need Money? 

Almost all businesses require an infusion of money at some time to start, maintain, or grow. This workshop describes various funding sources and specific criteria used to evaluate funding requests. A SCORE mentor will explain the process for SBA guaranteed loans, as well as talk about local organizations that provide loans to start-ups and existing businesses.  Also get tips on crowd-funding, friends and family loans and equity investments from Angel Investors and when Venture Capitalists come in.
A Finance expert will help you learn about:
  • Loan Application Packaging
  • Alternate Funding Sources
  • Micro Loans, Bank Loans, Angel Investors and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Loans
  • Working Capital for Start-Ups and Existing Businesses
  • SBA Policies and Procedures
  • What you need to do as a borrower
  • Where to go for advice
It’s frustrating to go from one bank to another and not get the answers you need. This workshop will explain your options and help you to get that loan!
November 4, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
This Introduction to Starting Your Own Business is a Must for New Owners!

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Have you already started a new business and need a little “tune-up”? If so, this workshop is just right for you. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand overview will help you get started on the right path toward a successful business.

Hear from successful executives and entrepreneurs who cover:
  • The business owner’s role and the need to conduct a self-assessment
  • The importance of having a business plan
  • Various legal structures of a business
  • The need for sound financial controls
  • Where to go and what is required to obtain capital for your new business
  • Marketing techniques to promote your business