San Francisco: SBA Classes June 8-19

June 9th, 2009

San Francisco: SBA Classes June 8-19

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 For more information, please contact Gary Marshall at (415) 744 6771 or

Restaurant Series: Customer Service – Good is Minimum 6/8 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM To make your restaurant a success you need employees who deliver great customer service. Learn how to hire, motivate and train your employees to meet the service demands of the industry. Also learn how to define and share responsibilities between owners, managers and employees to achieve your service objectives and run a successful restaurant. Presented by the SF SBDC. $30 registration fee.

The Mating Game – How to Buy a Business 6/8 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Contemplating the purchase of a business? While every prospective deal has its unique factors, virtually all deals share traits in common. This workshop will give you advice on how to perform due diligence on a target acquisition; structure the sale (e.g., asset sale, stock purchase, merger); value the business; finance the purchase; and protect yourself.


Basic Website Skills for Small Business 6/9 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM This overview of websites will cover template-based versus custom design websites; website hosting; registering your website; guide to building a professional website; promoting your website and more.

The Image Construction Workshop 6/10 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM This workshop will explore the psychological and career benefits of constructing an image that works for you instead of against you. We will cover the topics of industry and profession appropriate attire; determining the right colors for your skin and personality; fit and cut of clothing; and how to properly accessorize an outfit. Whether you are interested in a complete overhaul or simply seeking information on how to enhance your appearance, this workshop is for you.

Basic Bookkeeping, Part Two 6/11 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Designed for entrepreneurs intimidated by financial records, this course will cover balance sheets, incomes statements, cash flow and working capital. Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping, Part One, or be familiar with the concepts covered in that seminar. $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Making the Most of Green 6/11 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM We’ll show you how to pay for it all using financing and rebates; how to build employee programs to energize your team. Learn to develop marketing strategies around sustainability so you can receive your just rewards. $20 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

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 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.

Doing Business with Chevron 6/16 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Learn the procurement process and opportunities for doing business specifically with Chevron in this informative presentation by a representative of the company.

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.

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.

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