Los Angeles District Upcoming Workshops

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SBA Los Angeles District Office

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The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of no cost classes for business owners in our Training Room, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203.  Picture identification is required for all attendees by building security.  The building daily parking rate is $9.00.

View the Los Angeles SBA online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events

Registration for all our classes is required.  

To register, please go to the registration site: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1756202965 unless otherwise indicated. 

January 2013:

Where’s My Money? Managing and Projecting Cash Flow of My Business

1/31      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Charles Dargan, CPA ,Founder, and CEO of CFO 911 Solutions

This workshop is designed to help the participants find where their cash is coming from and where their cash is going. Charles Dargan, has 25+ years in business as a CFO and has created this tool as a “plug and play” mode for those who want a simplified method of managing cash. Businesses get into trouble when the owners or managers try and use a short cut to cash. How many times has this sentence been uttered, “I don’t know why I don’t have any cash, I made a net profit?"

This workshop was developed to help track cash in the four areas of any business;

  1. Profit and Loss
  2. Working Capital
  3. Capital Expenditures
  4. Financing

February 2013:

Military Veterans Going Into Business

2/19      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

This seminar is for Veterans who have left, or are leaving, the Military. There is so much valuable information you can get from Victor Green. He will help guide you in the right direction. Victor is a very successful business entrepreneur who will answer all of your questions.  He has vast experience in helping turn businesses around and guiding start- ups. He can help Vets get into the business world. He will give you great advice as well as solutions to all business issues. Come and join this discussion and get some sound advice to help you with your future career. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A.

8(a) Application Workshop

2/21      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.

Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering please provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

2/27      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more...? All of these issues will be covered in this session.

The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

March 2013:

Using Surveys to Get Feedback From Customers

3/7      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Laura Keene, Keene Insights

Take the guesswork out of knowing what your customers are thinking. Customer surveys can be a powerful tool for any small business. Collecting accurate and useful information can help you improve your products and services and better serve your customers and your bottom line. With the right tools and a bit of planning, anyone can create and send out a survey. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

Figure out your big picture questions.

Choose the right approach (mail, phone, email).

Write effective survey questions.

Make decisions about reminders and incentives.

Analyze and use the information you collect to guide business decisions.

Through the lens of a fictionalized small business, we will cover each step in planning, designing, and implementing a customer survey and using the results to guide business decisions. Worksheets and tip sheets will be provided. Participants will also have an opportunity to work in small groups to plan and design a short survey for their business.

Social Media Marketing Basics

3/20      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: PCR SBDC

Do you still feel overwhelmed by social media...do you scratch your head and wonder if it really works? Do small business really making money using it? Which platform should you use? What if you lose control over your brand, products and services? In this workshop you will learn:

•How to make social media marketing "connect" and work for your business

•New tools and new ways to grow your business that you may have not thought of before

•How to define your branding statement, USP, strategy and create your plan before taking the plunge into social media

•Most used Social Media Channels will be visited. Such as: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, YouTube, Yelp and more

•The most common mistakes and how to avoid them

•What social marketing can do for you that traditional marketing can't, and how to fit SMM in your overall marketing plan

•Online reputation management

To Register call 866-301-9989 or email elsa.orozco@pcrcorp.org

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

3/26      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more...? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations

3/27      6:30PM – 8:00PM

Presented by: Laura Keene, Keene Insights

We’re all tired of those long, boring PowerPoint presentations. Break the cycle and learn how to design and deliver dynamic and interesting presentations that will leave a lasting impression on your clients, your collaborators, and your investors. In this workshop, we’ll talk about:

Planning and brainstorming.

Crafting a cohesive message.

Tapping into your creative side.

Designing high-quality slides.

Finding your confidence.

Connecting with your audience.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the importance of and the steps required to design and deliver an effective presentation. Examples will be shown and critiqued and participants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences.

8(a) Application Workshop

3/21      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address the initial criteria needed for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. The 8(a) workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 25 spaces. No walk-ins. Pre-registration is required.

Register by calling 818-552-3223 or email: beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering please provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

You will receive a confirmation call or email for your requested session.

April 2013:

Marketing Your Business

4/17      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: PCR SBDC

This workshop you will learn marketing element basics. Such as: resources, information, tips and ideas to help you market your business successfully, the importance of a business marketing plan and how to create one; how to determine and prepare a marketing budget.

To Register call 866-301-9989 or email elsa.orozco@pcrcorp.org

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

4/24      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more...? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

May 2013:

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

5/29      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more...? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

 

 

 

 

Date: 01/29/13 Author Information: Christina Stace 818 552-3288