Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

Business Classes for October

These Classes are presented by SCORE and the classes are in San Diego

All SCORE workshops are held at the United States University (USU), 7675 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108 except as noted.
October 2, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. Knowing what type of insurance is required, how much insurance is appropriate, and how to obtain that insurance for your business are the questions this workshop will address.
Get Answers from an Expert on these Important Issues:
  • How do I get the most out of my insurance dollar?
  • What insurance is an absolute must to avoid great risk to my business?
  • How do I value my buildings and personal property?
  • How will damage to my property affect my revenue and profit?
  • What about using my own car or employees’ cars in business?
  • What are the issues if I use subcontractors?
  • How do I evaluate the insurance indemnity provisions of contracts?
  • Should I use an insurance agent or broker?  How do I find one?
  • Which Employee Benefits (life, health, 401k) should I consider?
  • Should I consider Disability Insurance? Buy/Sell? HSAs?

October 4, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

FEE: $20.00
You can do your own bookkeeping and control all your finances from anywhere. This class demonstrates how to choose which version of QuickBooks Online is right for you and teaches the basic functionality of the software.
Part 1
    Topic 1: Converting from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online
Topic 2: Introduction to QuickBooks Online
Topic 3: Navigating QuickBooks Online
Topic 4: Chart of Accounts
Topic 5: Product and Services
Topic 6: Vendors – Expenses & Purchases
Topic 7: Time Tracking – Employees & Sub-Contractors
Topic 8: Customers – Sales Transactions
Part  2 
    Topic   9: Payroll
Topic 10: Bank Feeds
Topic 11:  Sales Tax
Topic 12: Extra Information on Transactions
Topic 13: Reporting
Topic 14: Expanded Functionality in the Office
Topic 15: Support
This is a lecture-format workshop being taught from a PC. You will receive comprehensive handouts and a student guide. Since the software is cloud based, students are encouraged to bring their laptop as the sample file being taught from will be available to class participants if they wish to follow along on their PC. Otherwise the handout will contain the link so students can practice after class.
October 6, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
Are you overwhelmed with trying to figure out how ads work on social media? Have you tried creating a Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn ad hoping to drive sales but received little to no ROI? Do you want a better way to reach the right audience for your business and turn them into long-term clients?
Successful social media ad campaigns can serve as a lucrative source of leads and sales for your business. Whether you want to attract potential clients to visit your website or build a loyal and engaged community, social media advertising can help you solve your greatest business challenges. This workshop will walk you through how to create highly targeted social media ads for every industry and budget.
After completing this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Determine when it is best to use social media ads for your business
  • Identify which social media ads will reach your target audience
  • Understand the difference between social media ads and other forms of digital advertising
  • Master the six essential components of a successful social media adUtilize the newest features of Facebook advertising to increase marketing ROI
October 7, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FEE: $20.00
This Introduction to Starting Your Own Businessis 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
October 7, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 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. An experienced SBA officer will explain the process for SBA loans, a banker will talk about types of loans available, and a SCORE counselor will will discuss other options for obtaining funding for your business.
Finance experts will help you learn about:
  • Loan Application Packaging
  • Alternate Funding Sources
  • Micro Loans, Bank Loans, Venture Capital and More
  • 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!

Connecting with Capital Expo!

 Oct 20, 2017 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
 10/20/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
 Open – 123 places remaining
 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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