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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

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October 2020

Understanding Your Financials

Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Do you receive financial statements from your accountant and not understand what those documents are telling you about the condition of your business? This seminar will help you understand the real purpose of financial reports such as Profit Loss statements and Balance Sheets and how to use these reports to more effectively manage your business. In addition, we will show you how to use a simple cash flow model that will help you do a better job of managing your…

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 4

Oct 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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Increasing Customer Engagement During Challenging Times

Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this talk, David Mitroff, Ph.D. discusses the best ways for individuals and businesses to increase and maintain customer engagement. Learn more about how to use email marketing, virtual events, virtual networking, and more. David Mitroff, Ph.D. uses practical case studies from his work and presents new and creative strategies that allow individuals and businesses to continue and increase engagement with their customers even under current conditions. Key Learning Points: - How to consistently stay top of mind with your connections - How…

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Retail Road to Recovery: Class 5

Oct 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. Why Attend? Re-launching your business post-COVID will be…

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November 2020

SBDC Legal Entity Webinar

Nov 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar CA
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: · LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations · DBA’s · Business permits · Resale…

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Developing a Plan to Start (or Recover) Your Business in Today’s Unusual Times

Nov 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Having a focused business plan has never proven so important. Successful business planning leads to successful business results, and the ability to change course when all around you is also changing. This workshop will cover all aspects of creating a business plan, as well as emphasize the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics to help achieve these goals. In this interactive seminar, you will learn how to: · Break apart components of the business plan into manageable steps. ·…

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Increasing Customer Engagement During Challenging Times

Nov 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

In this talk, David Mitroff, Ph.D. discusses the best ways for individuals and businesses to increase and maintain customer engagement. Learn more about how to use email marketing, virtual events, virtual networking, and more. David Mitroff, Ph.D. uses practical case studies from his work and presents new and creative strategies that allow individuals and businesses to continue and increase engagement with their customers even under current conditions. Key Learning Points: · How to consistently stay top of mind with your connections · How…

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PPP Forgiveness Webinar

Nov 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar CA
Free

Will you be forgiven? Now that you have received PPP funding, you may be wondering or confused about PPP loan forgiveness. This workshop provides you with a detailed understanding of how to apply for forgiveness. For those who have not yet applied, you will also learn the terms and conditions for PPP funding. The topics include: · PPP Purpose, overview and terms · The 60/40 Rule · Definitions of Payroll Costs · Definitions of Non Payroll Costs · Covered periods…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Business owners and entrepreneurs must promote their business or products to investors, customers or clients. Often this is something they have never done before, and they lack training to approach the challenge. To address this situation, this workshop has been built to help you learn much of what you need to know.   Topics covered include: · The psychological barriers that could be holding you back and the tools required to overcome them. · Understanding the components of an effective…

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The Rent Relief Conversation: Productive ways tenants and landlords can work together for a beneficial outcome

Nov 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Difficult conversations are…well…difficult! Especially when it feels like we are sure to get a “NO!” Never before has it been so necessary to have not only difficult conversations but have them in a manner that produces a beneficial outcome for all parties. Rent is one of the largest expenses for a business and paying rent when the revenue streams are dried up can become insurmountable.   In this webinar, we will walk you through templates designed to support you in…

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Live Q&A: All About Marketing Your Business

Nov 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA
Free

Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Marketing Q&A addressing questions on how to effectively market and grow your business. SBDC advisor and Business Growth Strategist David Mitroff Ph.D. and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of marketing topics including cutting edge marketing ideas, business development strategies, how to leverage online platforms to grow your brand, mind-set and professional growth, ways to…

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Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business

Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Free

Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. SBDC Marketing and Social Media advisor Deborah Deras, and Brad Pollak, Director of the Long Beach SBDC, will interact live with the audience via Zoom and answer questions covering a broad range of social media topics including how to…

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