WordPress for Beginners (Upland)

This workshop is a guide to starting your very own website!

You will learn what a theme is, how to navigate the WordPress menu, the difference between the customization menu and page editing, plug-ins to assist the building of the website (I like Beaver Builder), where to place the images and documents, what you will be using in the website.

There will be no charge to attend this event through the sponsorship of the City of Upland.

 

Using Your Digital Marketing Presence (Moreno Valley)

Taking your digital platforms to the marketplace, and paying to play! Attend this seminar and learn:

  • What will be the best platform for my business to monetize advertisement on?
  • Creating a budget for individual campaigns.
  • Using insights to make educated decisions based on the data from previous posts to monetize advertisements.
  • Reviewing campaign results and interpreting them for future campaigns.

There will be no charge to attend this event through the sponsorship of the City of Moreno Valley.

 Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751

Facebook for Business Basics (Upland)

Why Facebook for your business? Attend this seminar and learn why and how Facebook for Business can play a vital role in growth for your business. You will learn how to: create your Facebook for business page; navigate your page; tell “your story”; create posts; retrieve analytics; use the Facebook for Business mobile app. Michael Alpert, SBDC Business Consultant, specializing in Digital Marketing and Social Media will be instructing this course. You will have the opportunity to schedule your no cost, one-on-one consultation, with Michael immediately following the seminar.

There will be no charge to attend this event through the sponsorship of the City of Upland.

 Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751

Human Resources Compliance & Best Practices (Ontario)

 Mary Takavorian (909) 983-0751

This seminar will offer employers a discussion on how to reduce their company’s risk of fines, penalties and employment related lawsuits by providing the tools and training to identify and correct areas of non-compliance within the company’s human resources function. Topics to be discussed include: key compliance requirements relating to recruitment, hiring, employee classifications, meal & rest periods, timekeeping, record keeping, payment of wages, leave of absences, disciplinary actions, and terminations. Presented by Lynn Hounsley, Integrity HR, Inc.

This seminar is offered at no cost, through the support of the City of Ontario.

Programa [email protected] – Santa Ana

El Programa [email protected] educa, promueve y apoya las habilidades de liderazgo y la iniciativa empresarial entre la comunidad Hispana. El programa se presenta atraves de ocho semanas, incluye a expertos en negocio, temas de liderazgo y el curso para iniciar su propio negocio. El programa se ofrece GRATIS – 20 personas serán seleccionadas.

PRIMER PASO – INFORMACION:
Cuando te registres, tendras la oportunidad de resoponder a las siguientes preguntas relacionadas a tu Producto/Servicio o idea sobre el negocio que deseas emprender.
  1. ¿Cuál es el producto/ servicio o idea que tienes en mente o que ya estás trabajando?
  2. ¿Qué tipo de negocio te gustaría empezar?
  3. ¿Has intentado antes iniciar algún tipo de negocio?
  4. ¿Cuál es el mejor número de teléfono para comunicarnos contigo?
SEGUNDO PASO – ENTREVISTA: Nuestro proceso de selección
Nos comunicaremos contigo en los próximos días entre las 9am y 5pm para hacer una llamada telefonica con el fin de que tengas la oportunidad de hablar con la instructora del programa Mónica Robles, este proceso es para asegurarnos que obtendrás el beneficio máximo del mismo.
No podrás ser parte del Programa [email protected] sin atender esta llamada telefonica.
¡Estamos muy contentos por tu interés en participar en el Programa [email protected] 2019!
Nos comunicamos pronto,

Descripción del Programa

8 semanas, cada Martes

del 18 de junio al 13 de al agosto • de las 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • junio 18,25
  • julio 2,9,16,23,30
  • agosto 6
  • Graduación: agosto 13

Módulos 1 y 2

  • Definiendo su idea, producto o servicio
  • Otras habilidades
  • Información importante y conocimientos en general acerca de los pasos para iniciar un nuevo negocio
  • Estructuras de negocio
  • IRS _TIN & EIN Registro
  • Proceso de inscripción (DBA)
  • Análisis FODA

Módulos 3 y 4

  • Mercadotecnia
  • Redes Sociales
  • Ventas
  • Liderazgo

Módulos 5 – 8

  • Misión, Visión y Valores
  • Crear tu plan de negocios
  • La importancia de su imagen personal y profesional
  • Financiando tu negocio
  • Recursos Humanos

¡Y mucho más!

LevelUp

What would it take to grow? Rethink your business with the LevelUp experience. Expand your client base, get into your next location, grow your revenue and scale up.

Features

• 4 Month Program

• Custom Research Briefs

• 1:1 Coaching with Business Consultants

• Peer-Networking Events

• Custom Growth Plan

• Visits to Growth Partner Sites

We’ll talk people, cash, sales and tech strategies you can start implementing now. You’ll network with your CEO cohort and meet 1:1 with a team of 10 business consultants to help accelerate your growth. Register now to get the insights you need to start enjoying what you’ve built.

Complimentary for Orange County businesses that qualify.

Apply Now! | Application Process

Complete the registration via eventbrite, preliminary questions and contact information. Once we receive your registration, an SBDC consultant will be in touch to conduct a phone interview. We will subsequently inform all applicants of their acceptance into the program.

SBDC Eats – Indio

If you are looking to start a food truck, sell homemade cookies and pies or open a brick and mortar restaurant than this is the program for you! At no cost, this series will take you from creating your concept to starting your business and everything in between. Consider this a crash course on becoming a foodpreneur!

The Eats program is a 4-week crash course on becoming a foodpreneur – get this – at no cost. This is a hands-on program, where participants learn to start their business and use a commercial kitchen space.

25 people will be selected based on an interview process.

No Cost to Participate in Program

Program Curriculum

Class 1 – Building and planning for your Business, what is the right choice for me?

Wednesday, June 5th

Class 2 – Creating, Costing and Pricing your Products

Wednesday, June 12th

Class 3 – Sourcing and Selling your products

Wednesday, June 19th

Class 4 – Graduation

Wednesday, June 26th

Women Talk Tech Forum

Women Talk Tech Forum

Engaging With Life Science and High-Tech Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 3 | Irvine, California | Register

Join leading women entrepreneurs working in technology as they discuss leadership, scaling your venture, trends in high-tech and the life sciences, business growth, funding, and more. SBDCtech presents the first ever Women Talk Tech (WTT) Forum, an event for women entrepreneurs in the fields of high-technology and life sciences.

You’ll have the chance to:

  • Join the conversation with women working in technology through panels and workshops
  • Participate in discussions on trending topics in technology, information and talks about careers in tech and how to pursue them
  • Network with other women in various aspects and careers in technology

You don’t want to miss our Q&A panels discussing these topics:

  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Scaling your venture
  • Business growth
  • Pitching/equity funding conversation and success stories in high-tech and life sciences

Check-in at 8:30 AM.

For the full agenda and more information, visit sbdctech.com/conference/wtt.

Presented by SBDCtech and powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBDC Eats Presents “Cocineros”

If you are looking to start a food truck, sell homemade cookies and pies or open a brick and mortar restaurant then this is the program for you! This series will take you from creating your concept to starting your business and everything in between. Consider this a crash course on becoming a foodpreneur- get this – at no cost!

This is a hands-on program where participants learn to start their business and use a commercial kitchen space. At the end of the course certified and permitted participants will have the opportunity to sell their products in the courtyard Sunday, June 2nd.

No Cost to Participate in Program

Program Curriculum

Class 1 – Cottage Food, Commercial Kitchen, Food Truck, Brick and Mortar, what is the right choice for me?

Wednesday, May 1st

Class 2 – Building and planning for your Business; Licenses, Permits; Safety & Sanitation

Wednesday, May 8th

Class 3 – Creating, Costing and Pricing your Products

Wednesday, May 15th

Class 4 – Sourcing and Selling your products; Branding, Packaging and Labeling

Wednesday, May 22nd

Graduation Fiesta Sale

Sunday, June 2nd

Brick by Brick – Indio

What’s Brick by Brick? A six-week startup program to help YOU take your business idea and test it out on a kiosk, pop up shop, a local market or if you’re ready, a storefront! This is an exciting time, retail is changing and we’ll go through how you can best position your business for stability and growth through research, market testing and implementing important strategies like omnichannel for small business. We’ll help you identify your market, build a solid foundation for your new business and share with you the keys to growing your business through a strong following. Let’s take your concept and help you make it a reality!

Program Dates and Time

– 6 Weeks | Tuesdays | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Coachella Valley SBDC

Here’s What You’ll Learn

WEEK 1 | April 23 | THE BLUEPRINT, BUILDING YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS

  • Defining the types of Retail Opportunities
  • Basic Business Formation
  • Competitive Analysis

WEEK 2 | April 30 | THE BLUEPRINT, BUILDING YOUR RETAIL BUSINESS PART 2

  • Planning
  • Customer Identification

WEEK 3 | May 7 | BUILDING THE MODEL

  • Sourcing
  • Costing
  • Pricing

WEEK 4 | May 14 | BUILDING THE MODEL PART 2

  • Retail Site Selection Criteria
  • Lease Agreements

WEEK 5 | May 21 | LAYING THE FOUNDATION WITH BUDGETS AND PROJECTIONS

  • Budgeting
  • Projections
  • Funding

WEEK 6 | May 28 | LAYING THE FOUNDATION – INFRASTRUCTURE, TEAM, AND BUDGET

  • Infrastructure
  • Building Your Team
  • Marketing Plan

About the Instructor

Karie Armstrong, SCSM (Senior Shopping Center Manager) spent the last 22 years helping retailers, service providers, restaurants and entrepreneurs successfully launch in retail markets. Armstrong worked for some of the nation’s leading shopping center developers in California including Simon Property Group, The Mills Corp., and Centremark, managing financial operations, marketing, finance and leasing. She focuses on empowering business owners to take the right risks, stack the right skills and actions, and get results.

Dream, Plan, Launch – Essentials to Starting your Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming! Business has changed and so has the planning process. Let us teach you the secrets to launching quickly and successfully mapping your business’ needs and opportunities. Here’s what you will learn.

  • Understanding the different licenses and regulations
  • The components needed for creating a viable business model
  • How to calculate your basic start-up costs, expense budget & sales projections
  • Understanding your pricing, costing (COGS) and the differences between revenue and profit
  • How to identify your target customer and how do you get them to buy from you
  • How to identify and leverage your competition
  • How to establish your business entity

Speaker:

Karie Armstrong has more than 25 years of experience helping retailers, service providers, restaurants and entrepreneurs successfully launch and grow their businesses in a wide variety of retail environments and markets. Her extensive back ground stems from shopping center management, marketing & development, as well as retail operations and manufacturing. Karie has served on various Economic Development Advisory Committees and Chambers of Commerce during her career. She has been a SBDC Consultant throughout the Orange County/Inland Empire, Long Beach and San Diego areas for seven years and counting.

Dream, Plan, Launch – Essentials to Starting your Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming! Business has changed and so has the planning process. Let us teach you the secrets to launching quickly and successfully mapping your business’ needs and opportunities. Here’s what you will learn.

  • Understanding the different licenses and regulations
  • The components needed for creating a viable business model
  • How to calculate your basic start-up costs, expense budget & sales projections
  • Understanding your pricing, costing (COGS) and the differences between revenue and profit
  • How to identify your target customer and how do you get them to buy from you
  • How to identify and leverage your competition
  • How to establish your business entitySpeaker:
    Karie Armstrong has more than 25 years of experience helping retailers, service providers, restaurants and entrepreneurs successfully launch and grow their businesses in a wide variety of retail environments and markets. Her extensive back ground stems from shopping center management, marketing & development, as well as retail operations and manufacturing. Karie has served on various Economic Development Advisory Committees and Chambers of Commerce during her career. She has been an SBDC Consultant throughout the Orange County/Inland Empire, Long Beach and San Diego areas for seven years and counting.