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Upcoming Workshops & Training Events

*The posted duration of the SBDC workshops are approximate. Workshops may be shorter or longer depending on the content and attendee participation. The SBDC reserves the right to cancel any workshop.*

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. NO REFUNDS. Transfer of payment to another workshop can be accommodated with prior notice and approval.

 

FALL 2014

Wednesday 11/12/14     9:00AM - 11:00AM


Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business What you need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required. SBDC Conference Center

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Monday 11/17/14  4:00PM - 8:00PM Long Beach Business Support Expo Learn about available support for local businesses with one-on-one advice from experts in fields such as grants, small business development, loans, energy audits, marketing, and advertising. Long Beach Hotel

405 E Broadway, Long Beach 11561
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Wednesday 11/19/14  9:00AM-11:00AM Rock Your Holidays: Making the most of this Special Season It's that time of year-the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us.  Ther is no better time to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business!  Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service or work business-to-business, or have a nonprofit in need of out reach, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out 2014 on a high note. Pre-registration is required. SBDC Conference Center

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Wednesday 11/19/14 6:00PM - 8:00PM You're Social, Now What? Making Social Media Work for You You've thought about what social networks to use for your business, and you're ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. We'll show you the benefits of using each, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don'ts of each channel. You'll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working. Pre-registration is required. SBDC Conference Center

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Thursday 11/20/14     9:00AM - 12:00PM


How to Write a Business Plan An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan. Pre-registration is required. SBDC Conference Center

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Wednesday 12/3/14 9:00AM-11:00AM What Do Your Customers Really Want From You?-Using Surveys and Feedback 2014 is right around the corner and what better way to plan out your marketing goals for the new year than with a customer survey.  Understanding and measuring what your clients really think of you and your product or services is key to thriving in the new year and beyond. This Constant Contact session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for your small business or nonprofit by building a survey that allows you to gather valuable insights from your audience. SBDC Conference Center

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Thusday 12/4/14 9:00AM-12PM
How to Increase Your Sales Improve your sales process & your closing ration.  Rgardless of what profession you are in, you have to sell yourself, your products/services to get the customers to work with you instead of your competition.  Learn how to overcome challenges in all of the following areas:  People skills, market analysis, prospecting, images, pre-approach, approach, fact-find, body language, listening skills, discover the needs/wants, presenting solutions, closing the sale, servicing, referrals, troubleshooting. SBDC Conference Center

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Wednsday 12/10/14 9:00AM-11AM Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business What you will need to know to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business.  Pre-registration is required. SBDC Conference Center

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$12.00 Register Online