Business Classes October 11 – 26

Bob Gattinella Business Classes

Steps to Starting a Business Module 2

 Oct 11, 2017 1:15 PM – 4:30 PM
 10/9/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 18 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

After you’ve signed up for this workshop, please complete the following survey at least two business days prior to the start 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 survey results as part of the curriculum.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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Business Plans that Win $$$ ( Part 1 of 2)

 Oct 12, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Rm: Multipurpose Room
 10/11/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 11 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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Top Ten Human Resources Issues and How to Fix Them

 Oct 12, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
 10/12/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 17 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbaf CA 92011-1519

The concept of human resources is often a struggle for small businesses with so many labor laws, processes, and rules; it’s nearly impossible for a small business to know them all. This workshop will cover the most common violations small businesses make when it comes to human resources and will offer practical steps you can take to help prevent infractions.

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Be the Best! Women in Business Expo

 Oct 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 10/12/2017 2:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 30 places remaining
 None
 SDG&E Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92117

The 2017 “Be the Best! Women in Business Expo” will help women small business owners grow their businesses. This event will include informative, candid and entertaining seminars on procurement, lending and lessons learned from successful women businesses owners. Space is limited.

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Taxes and How They Impact Your Business

 Oct 17, 2017 9:00 am – 11:30 am
 10/17/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 7 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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SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (3 of 6)

 Oct 18, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – 7100 V
 10/18/2017 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 CANCELLATION POLICY: A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR FEE REIMBURSEMENT

 

Advanced QuickBooks

 Oct 19, 2017 9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
 10/19/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 17 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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Business Plans that Win $$$ ( Part 2 of 2)

 Oct 19, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00PM – Check in at 8:45 AM – Rm. 7100V
 10/18/2017 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!

 

Social Media Marketing

 Oct 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 10/19/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 26 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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Connecting with Capital Expo!

 Oct 20, 2017 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
 10/20/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 101 places remaining
 None
 Chula Vista City Council Chambers 276 4th Ave Bldg A, Chula Vista CA 91910

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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Small Business Funding Forum

 Oct 24, 2017 9:00 M – 11:30 AM. Check in, 8:45 AM – Rm 7100V
 10/24/2017 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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SBDC Entrepreneurship Academy (4 of 6)

 Oct 25, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Rm. 7100 V
 10/25/2017 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.

 

WOSB/EDWOSB Certification

 Oct 25, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 10/25/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 21 places remaining
 None
 North San Diego SBDC, 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011

The WOSB Program is a program that authorizes contracting officers to specifically limiting, or setting aside, certain requirements for competition solely amongst women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). This workshop covers how to qualify, as well as how to apply for certification.

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Credit Repair and Recovery

 Oct 26, 2017 1:00 PM. – 2:30 PM.; Check-In 12:45 AM – 7100V
 10/26/2017 12:00 PM (PDT)
 Open – 20 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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DBE Certification

 Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 10/26/2017 12:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 25 places remaining
 None
 2075 Las Palmas Drive, Carlsbad CA 92011-1519

The DBE Certification Program is a Federal Program designed for business owners deemed “socially and economically disadvantaged.” Entities such as Caltrans, SANDAG, and MCTC; as well as the prime contractors that perform on contracts with the entities are seeking certified firms. The problem is the certification application! The process can be very long and confusing! This workshop will cover: 1. What is the DBE program 2. Eligibility requirements 3. Interactive, question-by-question application process (participants will complete 80% of the application during this time) 4. What documents each individual attendee will need to gather After attending this hands-on workshop, participants can schedule a FREE one-on-one appointment with a certification specialist to put the entire packet together for review and mailing.

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