SBA Classes December 12 to January 12 2011

December 12th 2011

SBA Classes December 12 to January 12 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of classes for business owners in our Entrepreneur Center located at 455 Market Street Suite 600 in downtown San Francisco. View the San Francisco SBA quarterly calendar online at: SBA quarterly calendar

Registration for all our classes is required. To register go to the SF Small Business Development Center registration site: SF Small Business Development Center unless otherwise indicated.

Events: December 12th 2011 – January 12th 2012

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

12/12 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

We’ll cover set up updating and maintaining spreadsheets creating equations and functions generating graphs charts and more. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should be familiar with basic computer functions. $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

** Maximizing Your Success with Public Works Contracts

12/12 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – San Francisco CA

***State & Federal Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

12/12 6:00PM – 9:00PM – San Jose CA

**Business Matchmaking – The Green Experience

12/13 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Holiday Inn 66 Airport Drive Oakland CA

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

12/13 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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. Visit: Employment Development Center or Call 866 873-6083.

***Doing Business with Cisco

12/13 – 10:30AM to 12:00PM – San Jose CA

***Doing Business with Genentech

12/13 – 1:30PM to 3:00PM – San Jose CA

Basic Bookkeeping Part Three

12/13 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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.

State Payroll Tax Workshop 12/14 9:00AM – 3:00PM

This workshop provides participants with hands practice on how to calculate state taxes and complete state payroll tax forms. The workshop is recommended for those who have previously attended a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar or for those familiar with state payroll tax reporting but who would like additional practice. Presented by the California EDD Tax Office. For Information Visit: Employment Development Center or Call 866 873-6083

***EDD: State Payroll Tax Workshop

12/14 10:00AM – 4:00PM – San Jose CA

*** SBA’s Web Chat – Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

12/15 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) – 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

***EDD: Audits & Appeals Payroll Tax Seminar

12/15 10:00AM to 1:00PM – San Jose CA

QuickBooks Introduction

12/15 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This overview will discuss setting-up updating and running financial reports and efficient procedures for entering your accounting data. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should have complete Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. $60 Registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

***SBA’s Hosted Webinar – Are Your Leadership Skills Enough to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?

12/20 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) – 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

January 2012:

Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business

1/4 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Representatives from SBA SCORE the SF SBDC the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Women’s Initiative for Self Employment Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and the San Francisco Public Library Small Business Center will discuss the resources available.

Starting a Business in San Francisco

1/4 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Hear directly from San Francisco officials. How do you obtain permits? How do you register your business name? Learn what the City can do for you in this one-stop seminar.

Financing Your Business

1/4 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Discover the right way to seek financing for your business. We will discuss loan proposal requirements financing options and SBA programs.

Business Law Basics

1/4 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

An experienced business lawyer will discuss Choice of Legal Entity (corporations LLC partnership etc.); Intellectual Property; Employee issues; and Real Estate issues. This class does not constitute legal advice.

Before You Sign That Lease

1/4 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The pre-printed lease form looks daunting and the broker is pressuring you to sign right now – but wait! There are many parts of an office retail or other commercial lease that you can and should negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you learn how to make well-informed commercial tenant decisions and prepare for landlord negotiations. This class does not constitute legal advice.

New Year New You: Effective Growth & Goal Setting Strategies

1/4 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ever wonder why so many people make resolutions at the beginning of the year and never keep them? Or why some people can actually lose weight find that new job start a new business or create a better life? They set attainable goals – and reach them! Lead by a growth expert this interactive workshop will show you how to address and resolve issues like procrastination lack of focus and weak motivations which are known to create barriers which prevent people from reaching their goals and achieving both professional and personal growth. Make 2012 YOUR year by taking advantage of the one workshop that can make a difference in your life and career all year long.

Basic Bookkeeping Part One

1/5 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Topics include cash vs. accrual accounting proper accounting data flow processes budgeting the purpose of different financial reports the differences in computer accounting systems cash management and more. $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Employment Landmines

1/9 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Restaurant Owners or Managers: Come learn about the new laws and how to protect your company and managers from potential lawsuits pitfalls penalties and fines that businesses face in California. We will also review how to prevent harassment claims in your business; learn how to minimize your exposures and start applying best practices to protect your business. Free call 415-781-5348 for more information.

Preventing Unlawful Harassment for Restaurant Management – CA Law AB1825 Training

1/9 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

California law AB 1825 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide all managers supervisors leads or anyone advising employees with two hours of interactive sexual harassment training every two years. All supervisory personnel must be trained within six months of their date of hire or promotion and every two years thereafter. In 2011 a record number of harassment cases were reported with issues ranging from misunderstood joking and horseplay to intentional harassment. Supervisory personnel have a personal responsibility to keep the workplace free of harassment; failure to do so can lead to a financial fine to the supervisor/manager. Attending this seminar will meet legal requirements and reduce the company’s exposure educate your management staff and improve your company’s work environment. Fee to Attend. Certificate issued. For more information call 415-781-5348.

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

1/10 10:00 AM – 4:00PM

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. Visit: Employment Development Center or Call 866 873-6083.

Employee Benefits for Small Business- What You Need to Know

1/10 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

This class will cover some of the basic information that a new or existing business owner will need to know about Employee Benefits. We will cover some of the most common questions about Health Insurance we will go into insurance lines for business owners such as Disability Insurance which can save a business in the event of the owner/s becoming disabled as well as buy/sell agreements utilizing Life Insurance which are a crucial tool in protecting the families of business owners and/or their partners in the event of a fatality. Last we will cover some of the retirement solutions that are most suitable for startups and small business.

SimpleStart – Start-up Basics – Session 1

1/11 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Jump-start your business idea with SCORE Workshops. Five weekly three-hour workshops cover Concept Evaluation Business Plans Marketing Financial Tools and Sources of Funding. Presented by SF SCORE. For more information call 415-744-6827. Fee: Session 1: No Charge – Sessions 2-5 Package: $150.00. One-on-one counseling included.

Get More Clients in the Next 30 Days Than You Did In the Past 90

1/11 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn the basics of how to market your service business; how it differs from marketing products why it is important to have a niche how to create a compelling message about your services and various ways to achieve the critical function of networking and following up.

Understanding Your Competition

1/12 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

As a startup/small business owner you can market your business more effectively the more you understand about your competition and the customer they are targeting. Topics include uncovering the competition’s strengths and weaknesses understanding what makes their business attractive to customers and determining what competitive advantages you might have.

Basic Bookkeeping Part Two

1/12 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

We’ll 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.

Advanced Social Media Techniques

1/12 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This presentation is designed for intermediate users of Facebook and LinkedIn primarily along with other social media. Numerous tips and tricks will be shared along with an automated strategy to ratchet up your following and increase opportunities for results. All participants must be familiar with Facebook LinkedIn blogging and YouTube to benefit from this class. $35 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

or *Listed below are events offered by organizations and groups that are not always sponsored by SBA and may or may not be held at the San Francisco Entrepreneur Center

**State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar

12/8 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Hiram W. Johnson Bldg. San Diego Rooms Room Lower Level 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco CA 94102 – This seminar is designed to provide businesses to understand: 1) Recordkeeping reporting requirements employer obligations and payment requirements; 2) Common wage and hour law application; 3) Employer and employee rights and responsibilities; and 4) How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. Presented by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD). No Fee. Register at Employment Development Center or call 866 873-6083.

** Maximizing Your Success with Public Works Contracts

12/12 9:00 AM Registration – Arrive early to go through Federal Building security – Event is 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – San Francisco Federal Building 90 Seventh Street San Francisco CA – The San Francisco Human Rights Commission invites Small and Local Businesses to: Maximizing Your Success with Public Works Contracts – Providing the tools for growing and maintaining your business through certification advice and contract opportunities. For questions contact Wayne Farrens at wayne.farrens@sfgov.org or 415-252-2543 or the HRC front desk at 415-252-2500.

**Business Matchmaking – The Green Experience

12/13 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Holiday Inn 66 Airport Drive Oakland CA Please join us for: Business Matchmaking – The GREEN Experience – A workshop to help small business be environmentally responsible and help generate increased sales. RSVP to: green@businessmatchmaking.com

*** SBA’s Web Chat – Tax Essentials for Small Business Owners

12/15 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) – 11:00 AM PST

Small Business owners can help prepare themselves for the upcoming filing tax season by clicking in to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) free December web chat for tips on potential year-end tax savings. Chat participants can get valuable information on how to prepare now with useful tax savings tips and a set of red flags on mistakes to avoid. Join the live web chat and post questions in advance by going online at U.S Small Business Administration and clicking the web chat event under “What’s New”.

***SBA’s Hosted Webinar – Are Your Leadership Skills Enough to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?

12/20 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) – 11:00 AM PST

Get Tips During Free Webinar Hosted by SBA – Webinar will focus on best practices to help those in leadership positions navigate the road to recovery midst of a crisis or in the aftermath of a disaster and navigate the road to recovery.
Space is limited register at Webinar Registration

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners renters private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more visit Disaster Loans

***San Jose Entrepreneur Center Classes – San Jose Entrepreneur Center

***State & Federal Basic Payroll Tax Seminar | Monday Dec 12 6:00PM to 9:00PM

This seminar is designed to provide business owners with the necessary tools to: Understand their Federal/State payroll tax responsibilities Correctly classify workers as employees or independent contractors Properly withhold deposit and report payroll taxes Obtain additional information and assistance. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara St. Downtown San Jose For registration: EDD/IRS Taxpayer Education For more information: San Jose Entrepreneur Center
Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***Doing Business with Cisco | Tuesday Dec 13 10:30AM to 12:00PM

This seminar will focus on two key aspects of selling to Cisco. The first portion of the training will entail a discussion and demonstration of Cisco’s minority supplier diversity program. The second part of the program will focus on the importance of developing relationships with Cisco procurement officers to sell your products and services. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara St. Downtown San Jose For registration: Registration For more information: San Jose Entrepreneur Center
Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***Doing Business with Genentech | Tuesday Dec 13 1:30PM to 3:00PM

A Genentech representative will discuss opportunities for contracting to sell your goods and/or services to this leading biotechnology company. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara St. Downtown San Jose For registration: Registration For more information: San Jose Entrepreneur Center
Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***EDD: State Payroll Tax Workshop | Wednesday Dec 14 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Recommended for those who have previously attended a Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar or for those familiar with state payroll tax reporting but who would like additional practice. A hands-on workshop on how to calculate taxes and complete payroll tax forms. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara St. Downtown San Jose For registration: Registration For more information: San Jose Entrepreneur Center
Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***EDD: Audits & Appeals Payroll Tax Seminar | Thursday Dec 15 10:00AM to 1:00PM

This seminar is designed to help employers and /or business owners understand the audit and the appeal processes. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara St. Downtown San Jose For registration: Registration For more information: San Jose Entrepreneur Center
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“A Practical Guide to Doing Business with the Federal Government and Directory of Federal Procurement Offices” (4/2011) available from the SBA San Francisco District Office by email request at sfomail@sba.gov

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.

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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.

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