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August 2022

DBA and Seller’s Permit Registration

Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

In this session, you will take the necessary first steps to register your DBA and/or your Seller’s permit. Instructor Mike DeDonato will take you through a step-by-step process (complete with screenshots for each step) to demonstrate how to register. Along the way, Mike will provide you with answers and directions as you go through the process.   The net result will be that you will have prepared the necessary paperwork to submit your DBA and/or Seller’s permit registration. If you…

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Understanding Your Financials

Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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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How To Use Instagram Reels

Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instagram Reels is a completely new format on Instagram that allows you to record and edit multiple 60-second videos set to popular songs. In this webinar, you will learn: • What are Instagram Reels • How to select the music, speed, and filters • How to shoot your video • How your reels are found in the discovery tab to target potential new customers • How to optimize your reels to target your ideal client/customer • How to convert reels…

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Developing a Rock Star Team

Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

You can’t do it all, so how to you add talent to your team? We will discuss actionable steps you can take to assess and develop the talent around you into a formidable all-star force for your company.   Learn how to identify individual skill sets and train to personal strengths, ensuring all individuals are functioning within the overall team at their highest and best use, creating a competitive edge not easily duplicated.   We will also discuss practical approaches…

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The Basics of Leasing

Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us to learn from our guest speaker, Karie Armstrong, about the ins and outs of leasing for brick and mortar. Karie will cover the leasing process, how to use a broker and site selection. During the webinar, we will discuss the different types of leases, timelines, expectations, and letters of intent, in addition to the build-out of the space and funding evaluation. REGISTER NOW

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September 2022

Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 1 of 3

Sep 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Sessions will be held on September 8, 15, 22 from 9am to 10am Session 1: What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping How to handle accounting and financial record keeping is…

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TikTok for Business

Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The TikTok app took the world by storm, first with the younger Y & Z generations, then slowly it began to surpass both Instagram & YouTube with over a billion cumulative views thus far. TikTok snowballed into being the most popular app in 2019 and 2020. It was downloaded 693 million times in 2019 and 850 million times in 2020. And eMarketer predicts that TikTok will reach over 755 million viewers/people per month in 2022, making it the third largest…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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 the 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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How to Set Up and Register Your Business

Sep 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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 •…

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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 2 of 3

Sep 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. The final session will be held on September, 22 from 9am to 10am   Session 2: Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting A simple Excel financial model can be created using your…

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

Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 3 of 3

Sep 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Session 3: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?   Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.…

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October 2022

Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 1 of 3

Oct 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Sessions will be held on October 7, 18, 25 from 9am to 10am Session 1: What you need to know about Accounting and Financial Record Keeping How to handle accounting and financial record keeping is…

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How To Set Up & Register Your Business

Oct 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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Planning & Launching Your Holiday Social Media Campaigns

Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The pumpkins are out, which means it’s time to start planning and launching your holiday campaigns on social media. The Long Beach SBDC has partnered with the Social Media Goddess to offer you the following tips for successful holiday social media marketing in 2022:   Seven must-do social media posts for the holiday season to increase sales How to create gift guides with your products or services as the offerings How to create a holiday greeting video that sizzles How…

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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 2 of 3

Oct 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record and how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. The final session will be held on October 25 from 9am to 10am Session 2: Using an Excel Document for Financial Modeling and Forecasting A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s…

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

Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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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Business Finance Literacy Series: Session 3 of 3

Oct 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Session 3: How to Analyze your Company’s Financials for Better Decision Making Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of the company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?   Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications.  This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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 sales…

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November 2022

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

Nov 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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 •…

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Understanding Contracts for Small Businesses

Nov 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

As a small business you are often faced with critical decisions that revolve around agreements and contracts. We have all had the experience of signing an agreement without “reading the fine print” and then realized the “fine print” contains the most important details that can cause trouble. Understanding agreements and contracts is crucial to prudently and successfully manage your business. In this workshop, we will explain some of the confusing concepts presented in agreements and contracts, resulting in your better…

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Planning & Launching Your Holiday Social Media Campaigns

Nov 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

It’s time to start planning and launching your holiday campaigns on social media. The Long Beach SBDC has partnered with the Social Media Goddess to offer you the following tips for successful holiday social media marketing in 2022:   Seven must-do social media posts for the holiday season to increase sales How to create gift guides with your products or services as the offerings How to create a holiday greeting video that sizzles How to create a fun holiday-themed challenge…

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Session 1: Business Finance Literacy Series

Nov 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record to how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. Session 1: How to handle the accounting and financial record keeping is one of the most difficult decisions company owners make. They ask questions such as: Should we use Quickbooks online, Quickbooks desktop or some…

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Session 2: Business Financial Literacy Series

Nov 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

This series covers what you need to know, from bookkeeping to financial management. You will learn what data you need to record to how you can use that information to analyze business performance. Each class can be taken separately or combined for a thorough understanding. The remaining sessions are held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on  November 29 and December 6, 2022 Session 2: A simple Excel financial model can be created using your company’s financial data (historical and/or…

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How To Sell When You’re Not A Salesperson

Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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 sales…

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