SBA Los Angeles District No Cost Classes for Small Business Owners

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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. 

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 in the process of leaving the military. Victor Green is a successful entrepreneur with vast experience in business turnarounds and start- ups. He will offer solutions to many business issues and give solid advice to all attendees. Come join the discussion, bring your questions and get some practical guidance to help you with your entrepreneurial future. There will be time allotted for questions at the end of the session.

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.

Protection Strategies & Solutions for Small Businesses  

2/26 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Presented by: Johnnie Lee, AXA Advisors

Small businesses have a proud and rewarding history in the United States. Competing with big business, however, is no small task and small business owners may need to consider and address a variety of issues which can affect day-to-day operations: employee benefits, employee health insurance coverage, reporting and disclosure requirements and claims processes. Recent reforms and requirements all contribute to the complexity of running a small businesses with shifting healthcare coverage laws. At this workshop, we’ll cover these small business concerns and more:

• Health Insurance

• Employee Benefits

• Disability & Long-Term Care Planning

• Annuities

• Transferring strategies with written succession plans

• Customized financial guidance for owners

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.

Becoming Debt Free & Financially Independent for Small Business Owners

2/28 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Presented by: Karen Flores, Primerica

No cost educational workshop on financial independence. No matter what your income level, you can achieve financial security – if you take the time to learn a few simple principles about how money works. By applying the simple principles, you can achieve financial security and ultimately reach your goals.

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.

The 7 Most Frequent HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

3/13      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Michael Salomon, CBPA Insperity

Humans and Human Resources (HR) are by nature very complex. This session will give you an overview of the most frequent HR Mistakes and steps you can take to avoid them. The session will be interactive and emphasis will be based on the areas of participant interest.  We will cover several key areas including:

  • Employee Handbook/Job Descriptions
  • Terminations
  • Employee Records
  • Hiring & Promotions
  • Training
  • Policies
  • Employment Law (including Independent Consultants)

The penalties for employer compliance violations can be devastating. This session is intended to give employers a basic overview of common mistakes that are often overlooked by small employers. Larger organizations have HR departments to protect them. This session will help you protect yourself and become a better employer. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions.

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.

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2/7/13 Author Information: Christina Stace  christina.stace@sba.gov