U.S. Small Business Administration Classes

The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of classes for business owners in their Training Room, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203.  View the Los Angeles SBA online calendar at:  http://web.sba.gov/calendar/public/index.cfm?rc=0914

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 2012:

Identity Theft & Fraud Workshop

1/26      9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Presented by: Merchant University

Identity theft and fraud, how real is this problem…..can it happen to you? What you need to know.

What is it, how does it affect you, what is your obligation as a merchant, prevention, ongoing monitoring and best practices.

Financial Strategies for Business Success

1/27    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

Finances are the number one reason the majority of businesses fail and yet most small business owners still neglect them. By simply implementing a financial strategy that guides the business through a plan of action to reach the target income level, the business outcome will dramatically improve. Come learn 5 key financial strategies to reach your income goals in 2012.

February 2012:

GSA Getting on the GSA Schedule

2/15   9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by U.S. GSA & L.A. County PTAC

This course reviews the fundamentals of the GSA Acquisition process; how to identify schedules & item numbers; analysis of the application process; use of GSA website & schedules for marketing to GSA, DoD and other federal agencies. To register e-mail: osb@isd.lacounty.gov or call: 855-230-6430

Women Owned Small Business Certification (WOSB)

2/16        9:00AM -11:00AM

Presented by VEDC- Women’s Business Center

Want to become a Certified Woman-Owned Business? Learn how to become certified and develop specific strategies to maximize the opportunities made available through the U.S. SBA’s Woman-Owned Small Business Program. Discover how to promote your company to major corporations that are actively seeking to conduct business with a Woman-Owned Business. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.

To register e-mail Lorena at: lflores@vedc.org or call: 818-907-9922

Understanding Business Financials

2/16   1:00PM – 3:00PM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

If you own a business or are starting a business you need to understand your financial responsibilities in running your business.  Come join us to learn the important financials relating to business, including how to read financial statements, tax responsibilities, budget & bookkeeping responsibilities.

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

2/21      9:00AM – 3:00PM

Presented by the IRS and the California EDD Tax office

You will learn about California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, payment requirements, independent contractor reporting requirements, electronic filing and payment requirements and options.  Additionally, Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing will be discussed. To register visit: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

March 2012:

Business Start-Up Boot Camp

3/13      9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

Want to start a business but not sure what to do to get started. Get started in a flash, from inception to launch.  Learn what it takes to start a business, what to the forms to file, financial responsibilities and much, much more!

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

3/14      9:00 AM – 3:00PM

Presented by the IRS and the California EDD Tax office

You will learn about California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, payment requirements, independent contractor reporting requirements, electronic filing and payment requirements and options.  Additionally, Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing will be discussed.

To register visit:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

8(a) Workshop

3/15          9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by SBA

This workshop will address initial criteria for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program, 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.  Pre-registration is required; this is a secured building.  To register, please contact Ms. Beatriz Devis at (818) 552-3257 or email beatriz.devis@sba.gov to secure a spot.

April 2012:

Financial Strategies for Business Success

4/3    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

Finances are the number one reason the majority of businesses fail and yet most small business owners still neglect them. By simply implementing a financial strategy that guides the business through a plan of action to reach the target income level, the business outcome will dramatically improve. Come learn 5 key financial strategies to reach your income goals in 2012.

Fundamentals of Exporting

4/4      9:00AM – 4:00PM

Fundamentals of Exporting: This is a must-take opportunity for new exporters to gain an understanding of the export process. Topics: INCO Terms and other technical terms used in international trade, setting up your business, logistics and insurance.  Instructor: Michael Baker, J.D.

INCO Terms: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the purpose, use and application of the new INCO Terms 2010.  Instructor: Michael Baker, J.D.

Promoting Products and Services Overseas: Learn how to market and sell your products to clients overseas by identifying po­tential export markets and how to choose the appropriate export and marketing strategy for your business. Instructor: Lynn Stewart, MBA

Export Plan Development: Understand the essentials of an international business plan, the additional costs associated with exporting, product pricing and marketing for international markets, and the importance of receptive markets.  Instructor: Lynn Stewart, MBA

To register e-mail: citd@lbcc.edu

State Payroll Tax Workshop

4/11      9:00 AM – 1:00PM

Presented by the California EDD Tax office

Who would benefit:

•               Those seeking hands-on experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms.

•               Anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar.

•               Those familiar with State payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice.

To register visit:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

GSA Getting on the GSA Schedule

4/12   9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by U.S. GSA & L.A. County PTAC

This course reviews the fundamentals of the GSA Acquisition process; how to identify schedules & item numbers; analysis of the application process; use of GSA website & schedules for marketing to GSA, DoD and other federal agencies. To register e-mail: osb@isd.lacounty.gov or call: 855-230-6430

May 2012:

Understanding Business Financials

5/1    9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

If you own a business or are starting a business you need to understand your financial responsibilities in running your business.  Come join us to learn the important financials relating to business, including how to read financial statements, tax responsibilities, budget & bookkeeping responsibilities

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

5/9      9:00 AM – 3:00PM

Presented by the IRS and the California EDD Tax office

You will learn about California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, payment requirements, independent contractor reporting requirements, electronic filing and payment requirements and options.  Additionally, Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing will be discussed.

To register visit:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

8(a) Workshop

5/17 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by SBA

This workshop will address initial criteria for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program, 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.  Pre-registration is required; this is a secured building.  To register, please contact Ms. Beatriz Devis at (818) 552-3257 or email beatriz.devis@sba.gov to secure a spot.

June 2012:

Business Start-Up Boot Camp

6 /5      9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Presented by Kelly Rolfe Financial Services

Want to start a business but not sure what to do to get started. Get started in a flash, from inception to launch.  Learn what it takes to start a business, what forms to file, financial responsibilities and much, much more!

GSA Getting on the GSA Schedule

6/7   9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by U.S. GSA & L.A. County PTAC

This course reviews the fundamentals of the GSA Acquisition process; how to identify schedules & item numbers; analysis of the application process; use of GSA website & schedules for marketing to GSA, DoD and other federal agencies. To register e-mail: osb@isd.lacounty.gov or call: 855-230-6430

Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar

6/13      9:00 AM – 12:00PM

Presented by the IRS and the California EDD Tax office

You will learn:

•               How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor.

•               The basics of statutory employment.

•               About independent contractor reporting requirements.

•               Ways to get assistance.

To register visit:  http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/

8(a) Workshop

6/14 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

This workshop will address initial criteria for entrance into the 8(a) Business Development Program, 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.  Pre-registration is required; this is a secured building.  To register, please contact Ms. Beatriz Devis at (818) 552-3257 or email beatriz.devis@sba.gov to secure a spot.

Green.SBA.gov helps small businesses find green contracts, grants, and partnerships throughout the federal government.  It promotes sustainable, environmentally friendly procurement practices and lets small businesses share information related to green contracting.

Free Small Business Counseling by Appointment…..Call or Click 

LA SCORE @ 818 552-3206 or www.score.org

LA Small Business Development Center @ 562-938-5020 or www.smallbizla.org

The SBA training program is made possible by the generous support of our volunteer teachers and presenters.  We appreciate their time and expertise; however, these presentations do not represent an endorsement of their views, opinions, products, or services by SBA.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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