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August 2019

Creating an Effective Business Plan

Aug 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mayfair Community Center, 5720 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712 United States
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding.  Successful business planning leads to successful business results.  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.   REGISTER NOW   In this interactive seminar,…

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Using Research to Grow Your Business

Aug 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Are you a small business owner trying to decide which products or services to offer your customers? Are you interested in expanding your customer base but aren’t quite sure which road to follow? Or do you need to figure out how to improve your marketing messaging and targeting to reach the right audience? In all these cases, conducting research can help small businesses operate strategically by making smart decisions.   REGISTER NOW   In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn:…

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September 2019

Creating Your Most Profitable Marketing Strategy

Sep 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Do you want to make the most of every single lead in your pipeline?  Learn how to generate more revenue and stronger relationships on average from each member of your audience. Plus, find ways to make your marketing strategy more efficient so you are focusing on marketing that really moves the needle. This session combines a presentation with a workshop where we will start building a smart marketing strategy for your business. You will learn: -How to structure a marketing…

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Starting a Small Business

Sep 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn’t know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and permits -Where…

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Long Beach Retail Academy

Sep 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
LBCC Bldg T, 4901 E Carson St, Building T
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Are you ready to start or grow your storefront, kiosk or pop-up? Sign up to attend our no-cost, 6-week workshop series for aspiring and existing retailers. The series, taught by small business advisor and retail expert Karie Armstrong, is taught on 6 consecutive Thursdays, from September 26th through October 31st. This is the first of 6 intensive workshops designed to help you avoid common start-up errors and help position your business for success.       This first workshop is…

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October 2019

Starting a Small Business

Oct 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free
Starting a small business

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and permits -Where…

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Creating An Effective Business Plan

Oct 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding.  Successful business planning leads to successful business results.  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…

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Boots to Business Reboot

Oct 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business?  Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare?  Are you a current veteran business owner looking for fresh ideas and veteran connections?  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) will bring the Boots to Business/Reboot program to the Long Beach SBDC. This is your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and join ranks with the growing number of veteran-owned businesses! …

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November 2019

Starting a Small Business

Nov 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LBCC Bldg T, 4901 E Carson St, Building T
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and permits -Where…

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Creating An Effective Business Plan

Nov 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LBCC Bldg T, 4901 E Carson St, Building T
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding.  Successful business planning leads to successful business results.  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…

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Become a Better Leader

Nov 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

November 5, 2019 6pm to 8pm Become a Better Leader – Leading and Managing People (Week 1) Great leadership is essential to any successful business. This workshop will help you understand your role as a leader and why people will follow you. You will also learn the art of managing people and understanding the difference between managing and leading. Our conversation will focus on understanding: -What all employees want from their leaders -What leaders want from their employees -How to have…

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December 2019

Starting A Small Business

Dec 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free
Starting a small business

    Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start?   This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues.   You will learn: Life of an entrepreneur Assessing your business idea How to develop a business plan Introduction to business entities Required…

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Creating An Effective Business Plan

Dec 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding.  Successful business planning leads to successful business results.   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…

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January 2020

Starting a Small Business

Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and permits -Where…

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How to Sell When You’re Not a Salesperson

Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
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 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. -The components of an effective sales pitch. -The tools necessary to build…

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Creating an Effective Business Plan

Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding.  Successful business planning leads to successful business results.  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…

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February 2020

Starting A Small Business

Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and…

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WEBINAR: How to Create an Editorial Content Calendar

Feb 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Do you struggle to come up with relevant content worth posting? Do you want to go from “likes” to sales online? The first thing is to develop a strategy that is going to attract your ideal client. Having a solid content calendar is highly recommended so you can accomplish this. It will result in your being organized in the scheduling of your output and increase your ability to capitalize on all the holidays, events and sales opportunities available to you.…

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Long Beach Retail Academy Master Class 2020

Feb 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Free

Long Beach Retail Academy Master Class 2020 February 20; March 5, 19, 24 The Long Beach Retail Academy Master Class 2020 is brought to you in partnership with the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the City of Long Beach. This intensive 4-part class is designed to assist existing retailers in tackling challenges in areas such as financials, marketing, leases, hiring, operations, accessing capital, and more. Who Should Attend? Retail establishments that are located in Long Beach and…

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Creating An Effective Business Plan

Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
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Free

Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding. Successful business planning leads to successful business results. 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…

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March 2020

Starting A Small Business

Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2, 4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States
Free

Have you always wanted to start your own business but didn't know how or where to start? This seminar will get you on the right path to starting a small business. Topics to be discussed include researching your business ideas, outlining your business plan, learning about start-up expenses and financing, legal aspects, and general management issues. You will learn: -Life of an entrepreneur -Assessing your business idea -How to develop a business plan -Introduction to business entities -Required licenses and permits -Where…

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How to Survive: Assembly Bill 5 and Independent Contractors

Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar CA United States
Free

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is now an ONLINE WEBINAR. It is not being taught in person, as originally scheduled, at the Long Beach SBDC. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar. Do you work as an independent contractor or hire any?  Are you confused by or unaware of Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), the new law governing the engagement of independent contractors?  This workshop will help you better understand important technicalities…

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Creating An Effective Business Plan

Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar CA United States
Free

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is now an ONLINE WEBINAR. It is not being taught in person, as originally scheduled, at the Long Beach SBDC. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar. Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business whether you are trying to build an internal roadmap for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding. Successful business planning leads…

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Understanding Your Financials

Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar CA United States
Free

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is now an ONLINE WEBINAR. It is not being taught in person, as originally scheduled, at the Long Beach SBDC. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the webinar. 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…

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April 2020

Growing Your Online Business

Apr 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar CA United States

Learn digital marketing strategies to grow your online brand by leveraging Google search engine optimization, content marketing and social media interactions across platforms including websites, blogs, video-sharing, review sites, and email marketing. This webinar will provide an overview of the 9 Key Areas to measure and grow your online presence as defined by David Mitroff, Ph.D. with examples from his consulting work with technology startups, restaurants, and retail clients, professional service firms and entrepreneurs. Key Points: – Learn the fastest ways…

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