San Francisco: SBA Classes June 15-26

June 15th, 2009

San Francisco: SBA Classes June 15-26

TRAINING AT SBA The Small Business Administration offers a variety of classes for business owners in our Entrepreneur Center, located at 455 Market St., 6th Floor in downtown San Francisco.

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. Contact: Gary Marshall at 415 744-6771.

Registration for all our classes is required. To register for classes, go to http://www.acteva.com/go/sba For more information, please contact Gary Marshall at (415) 744 6771 or gary.marshall@sba.gov

Food Safety Certification – Golden Gate Restaurant Association (in Spanish) 6/15 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM State law requires that specified food facilities employ at least one person who has successfully passed a California State approved and accredited food safety certification exam. As of January 1, 2000, certification is mandatory and re-certification is required every three years. Registration and information is available at www.ggra.org The June 15 class will be conducted in Spanish.

Doing Business with Cisco Systems 6/16 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM This seminar will focus on how to be successful in offering your products and services to Cisco Systems. We’ll discuss Cisco’s Supplier Diversity program and look at technologies for small growing businesses.

Doing Business with Blue Shield of California 6/16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Blue Shield of California is committed to supplier diversity by providing access and opportunity for all service providers to participate in our procurement process. A representative of the company will discuss their diverse supplier base; bid opportunities; prime suppliers and subcontracting opportunities; and goods and services sought.

CANCELED – Doing Business with Chevron 6/16 This class has been canceled, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Restaurant Series: The Green Restaurant: Incentives & Resources 6/16 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM We will look at going green with foodservice. Learn how to design your new restaurant or evolve your existing restaurant to incorporate sustainability advantages and rewards. We will also look at the social, economic and moral incentives in buying fair trade products and utilizing green design. Registration $30. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Leasing Commercial Space in the Bay Area 6/16 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Learn the best practices for locating and leasing commercial space for your small business. topics covered will include Common Leasing Terms and Definition; What are the best ways to locate Commercial Property in the Bay Area; Negotiating Tips; Common Timeframes.

Federal and State Basics of Payroll Tax 6/17 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM This class guides participants through the basics of that preparation. Subjects include determining independent contractor versus employee, withholding taxes, deposits and completing the proper forms. Presented by the IRS and the California EDD Tax office.

Social Media Marketing – Facebook and Linkedin 101 6/17 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM As business owners and entrepreneurs, you can now leverage social networking tools and websites to market your business, create viral campaign and tell the world about you!

Basic Bookkeeping, Part Three 6/18 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Learn how to find out where all your cash has gone and how to forecast how much cash you will have in the bank. Topics include developing a budget, statement of cash flow analysis, and developing a cash forecast. Participants should have complete Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that seminar. $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Financing Your Business 6/18 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Discover the right way to seek financing for your business. We will discuss loan proposal requirements, financing options and SBA programs.

Restaurant Series: Smart Management – People, Risk and the Law 6/22 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM We’ll examine employment law, insurance protection and other legal matters. Based on real restaurant experiences, this class can help you avoid disaster and get the most out of your people and your location. $30 Registration Fee. Sponsored by the SF SBDC.

Marketing Your Small Business: Go from Basic to Brilliant 6/22 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Learn marketing best practices and walk through industry-standard thinking, tools and techniques to get your company’s marketing program under control regardless of the size of your budget. A highlight of the day will be “3-minute makeovers,” in which participants can volunteer for group feedback on their materials and websites.

Small Business Taxes 6/23 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Save money on your taxes by learning the IRS rules and regulations that apply to small business owners, and ask your tax questions in this informative, interactive, live seminar covering tax deductions, incorporations, LLC, and commonly used tax strategies. $20 registration fee in advance; or $25 day of event. For information, contact SCORE at (415) 744-6827, register at www.acteva.com/go/sfscore

Maintaining Tax Records for Small Business 6/23 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Learn how to effectively create the tax records necessary for proper IRS reporting. Receive a valuable overview of how to use Technology to Better Manage Business; Online Banking; QuickBooks; Incorporation or LLC as a Tax-Planning Tool. $20 registration fee in advance; or $25 day of event. For information, contact SCORE at (415) 744-6827, register at www.acteva.com/go/sfscore

Employee or Independent Contractor? 6/24 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDD representatives will explain how to determine if someone providing services to your company should be treated as an employee or independent contractor for tax purposes.

Renaissance Center Fashion Industry Network workshop series 6/24 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM This workshop is for apparel and accessory business owners. Information at www.rencenter.org Registration $30 per class at www.acteva.com/go/rec

SBA Certification Workshop 6/25 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM This workshop is for small firms owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals interested in being certified for SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

QuickBooks Introduction 6/25 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM This overview will discuss setting-up, updating and maintaining customer, vendor, account, and other lists, running financial reports, and efficient procedures for entering your accounting data. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. $60 Registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

OUR PARTNERS PRESENT: a weekly feature of events offered by organizations and groups outside SBA. These events are not sponsored by SBA and are not held at our Entrepreneur Center.

East Bay Small Business Training The East Bay SBDC offers more than 20 different seminars that teach entrepreneurs and business leaders how to implement new strategies, skills and ideas across varied business disciplines; workshops tailored to fit entrepreneurs in any stage of the business development process.

Check out the SBDC training in a city near you

http://www.eastbaysbdc.org/pages/seminars.php

ALSO Successful Sales Techniques of Top Producers

FREE Interactive Small Business Workshop at the SF LGBT Community Center Presented by The Center’s Business Development Program and the Golden Gate Business Association

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM San Francisco LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street

RSVP: E-mail or call 415.865-5515 for further information

Learn successful sales techniques for selling face to face. Learn the secrets of top producers. Use these marketing tactics to become a powerful salesperson for your small business or your organization.

The Center’s Business Development Program helps LGBT entrepreneurs in San Francisco develop their business plans by providing access to a full spectrum of business assistance services including access to small business loans for qualified businesses. Free, one-on-one counseling is available by appointment. For more information call 415-865-5515 or e-mail Ken Stram, The Center’s Economic Development Director, at for an appointment.

ALSO Association of Service Disabled Veterans Focused Business Opportunities Conference June 24 and 25 War Memorial Building, San Francisco

This Conference will be an event devoid of exhibits, speeches and meaningless socialization. This meeting will be a continuous, one-to-one opportunities exchange between major federal government and private sector corporate procurement executives by appointment with registered service disabled veteran and veteran owned businesses.

The new “Focused Format” and reduced registration fees are in response to the impact of the continuing national economic recession.

Please join us in this focused effort to increase and enhance the business support and relationships between our nation’s procurement communities and the value adding service disabled veteran and veteran owned businesses.

For more information, please contact John K. Lopez, Chairman (650) 961-3751 register at www.asdv.org June 24, 2009 STARTING A GREEN BUSINESS and MANAGING AN EXISTING BUSINESS June 25, 2009 ONE-to-ONE DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES (By Registrant Appointment Only)

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