SBA Classes February 6 to February 29 2011

February 6th 2012

SBA Classes February 6 to February 29 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 online calendar at: San Francisco SBA online 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: February 6th to 24th 2012

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Food Safety Certification

2/6 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. Certification is mandatory and re-certification is required every five years. Call 415-781-5348 for information.

Insurance Benefits – Are You Drowning in Healthcare Reform?

2/6 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Learn how to formulate strategies that result in healthier more productive employees while also positively impacting health care costs and turning your employee benefits program into a smart investment. Free Call 415-781-5348 for information.

Employment Landmines

2/6 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Learn about new restaurant industry 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. This class will equip you with the knowledge to minimize your exposures and start applying best practices to protect your business. Free Call 415-781-5348 for information.

How to Run a Profitable Restaurant

2/6 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This class will cover: understanding food beverage and labor costs. We will provide you the tools to develop schedule forecasts recipe plate costing and inventory management. $30 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC. Call 415-841-4050 for information.

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

2/7 9:00 AM – 3:00PM

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.

The Art of Plastic – The Smart Way to Accept Credit Cards

2/7 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This course will explore who should be looking into opening a merchant account methods of accepting payments from your customers current trends how you can turn a merchant account into greater profits for your business where you can go to set up a merchant account how the entire process flows and works what you should consider before signing on the dotted line merchant account terminology and how you can save yourself money.

Skyrocket Your Productivity with Online Tools

2/7 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In the ever-changing world of technology it’s hard to know what tools will be time-wasters and which ones can actually help you get your work done more effectively. In this seminar we’ll share the tools we use both in our own business and with our clients to help streamline and simplify many common business tasks. Best of all each of the apps sites and tools we share are either FREE or low cost – but all will be able to help you save time stress or money!

<strong?***Sole Proprietor Tax Seminar

02/08 10:00AM-1:00PM SAN JOSE

***Doing Business with Genentech

2/8 2:30PM-4:00PM SAN JOSE

Accelerate Your Business using Web Technology

2/8 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

In this class learn about free and cheap website-building platforms choosing the best web design freelancers the mobile and smartphone marketplace customer relations management tools and more.

***Fashion + Business: 5-part Series on Starting a Fashion Business

2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 and 3/14 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Basic Bookkeeping Part Two

2/9 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.

Export Series: Basics of Exporting

2/9 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to assess your company’s export readiness determine your product’s export potential and develop your export plan. Also learn what free local resources are available to start your international business. $35 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Step-By-Step Business Planning

2/10 – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Moved from 2/14 – Understand the process of developing a functioning plan to grow your business and which can also be used to support a request for financing. Operational and strategic planning is covered with emphasis on finance and marketing. $55 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC. For more information call 415-841-4050.

QuickBooks for Restaurants and Food Businesses

2/13 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Topics include ingredient and payroll cost analysis sales and use taxes catering sales customer and vendor set up etc. Exercises include daily register and POS system sales setting up budgets etc. 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. For more information call 415-841-4050.

***Introduction to QuickBooks

2/13 1:00PM-5:00PM SAN JOSE

Basic Commercial Law for Retailers

2/13 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Storefront retailers sometimes successfully work with customers and suppliers without expensive customized legal contracts but did you know that there are laws that automatically apply to close the gaps? We will survey the basics of the Uniform Commercial Code how the typical fine print on purchase orders bills of lading and invoices impacts your vendor relationships your rights as a business owner when transacting with retail consumers and other commercial laws that often apply to your business by default. Although taught by an experienced business attorney this program does not constitute legal advice.

SBA hosted Webinar

Crisis Communications Planning – The Keystone of Disaster Recovery

2/14 2:00 PM – 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time

***General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules

2/14 1:00PM- 4:00PM SAN JOSE

Taxes and Your Business How to Prepare Schedule C

2/14 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Review what the IRS wants to know from you and how to report it on the Schedule C for your business. This is a class for business owners who need a basic understanding of their 1040 Schedule C tax forms. We’ll also talk about what to do with the numbers once you have them. We don’t guarantee you won’t get audited but this class will make it less likely.

***Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

2/15 10:00AM-4:00PM SAN JOSE

Doing Business with Genentech

2/15 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Moved from 2/22……A presenter form Genentech will discuss opportunities for contracting to sell your goods and services to this leading biotechnology company.

How to Quickly Attract Your Prospect’s Attention

2/16 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What is your prospect most interested in? Whatever it is this should be the first thing you address in all of your marketing communication (i.e. print online and in-person). You need to come right to the key point. Then explain further. In a world of short attention spans you need to assume you will only have a few seconds to catch someone’s interest before they move on.

Basic Bookkeeping Part Three

2/16 1:30 PM – 4:30 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. $35 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC. For more information call 415-841-4050.

Maximize Your Web Site Traffic and Sales

2/16 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

In this class learn to ensure the highest placement on search engines; how to use Web analytics to keep your customers on your site; and how to convert site visitors into paying customers. Presented by the SF SBDC. Registration fee $35 in advance $40 at the door.

Project Management

2/21 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This class will introduce you to the nine elements of project management: Integration Management Scope Management Time Management Cost Management Quality Management Human Resource Management Communication Management Risk Management and Procurement Management.
Presented by the SF SBDC and the Federal Technology Center.

Understand the Financial Structure of Your Business

2/22 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Success in business requires sound financial planning and the establishment of realistic goals. This seminar enables you to develop an understanding of the financial parameters of your company and provides the tools for making the best financial and planning decisions. The following topics will be covered: Startup Costs; Sales Forecasting; Operating Expenses; Cash Flow; Breakeven Analysis; Financial Reports. $45 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Doing Business with Chevron

2/22 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Learn the procurement process and opportunities for doing business specifically with Chevron in this informative presentation by a representative of the company.

Maintaining Tax Records

2/22 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Learn the money-saving tax strategies of the pros in this fun interactive course and learn how to effectively create the tax records necessary for proper IRS reporting. Receive a valuable overview of how to use technology to simplify your life with online banking and QuickBooks. $20 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Doing Business with Virgin America

2/22 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

A representative from the Virgin American airlines will discuss their procurement system including what goods and services they purchase and their interest in green procurement and minority suppliers.

Starting Your Own Web Startup

2/22 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Web startups including LinkedIn Facebook and Groupon have changed the way that we use the internet. In this session learn how you can start your own web startup. We will overview several topics specific to web startups including the lean startup methodology equity financing and incubation web application product development and startup marketing. Come with an idea for your web startup.

HUBZone and WOSB Program Certifications

2/23 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

This workshop will explain provisions of the HUBZone Program and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. Eligibility requirements application and certification will be explained. For more information call 415-744-6808.

SBA 8(a) BD Certification Workshop

2/23 10:30 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. For more information call 415-744-6808.

Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business

2/23 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will provide a presentation focused on choosing a retirement solution for your small business. To ensure a financially secure future it is critical to make the right choices. We can help you start today.

QuickBooks Introduction

2/23 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.

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

***Fashion + Business: 5-part Series on Starting a Fashion Business 2/8 2/15 2/22 2/29 and 3/14 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Defining your market; Identifying your unique selling point; Setting your clothing prices; How to sell to boutiques department stores and large retailers; What to be aware of when choosing a manufacturer; Refine your vision and outline a big picture plan for the future and more. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center WBC 275 5th Street San Francisco CA — 5-part Series:$120 Registration: Renaissance Entrepreneur Center or contact pconnelly@rencenter.org or call 415-348-6248.

SBA Hosted Webinar

Crisis Communications Planning – The Keystone of Disaster Recovery

2/14 2:00 PM – 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time

Get tips on how to plan a communications strategy that will eliminate confusion and support your recovery efforts during a free webinar hosted by the SBA and Agility Recovery Solutions. Visit Prepare My Business to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. Space is limited. Register at Webinar Registration

San Jose Entrepreneur Center ClassesSan Jose Entrepreneur Center

***Sole Proprietor Tax Seminar

02/08 10:00AM-1:00PM

This workshop provides basic tax knowledge for the sole proprietor and self-employed individual. Additionally it covers rules on common business expenses tax deductions as well as self-employment tax. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 84 W. Santa Clara Street Suite 100 San Jose CA 95113 Cost: No Fee. For registration: Sole Proprietor Tax Seminar Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***Doing Business with Genentech

2/8 2:30PM-4:00PM

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 84 W. Santa Clara Street Suite 100 San Jose CA 95113 Cost: No Fee. For registration: Doing Business with Genetech Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***Introduction to QuickBooks

2/13 1:00PM-5:00PM

What You Will Learn: If you’re a small business owner seeking to learn QuickBooks the best way is always hands-on training. Instead of spending hours poring through a boring manual… learn the basics through practical examples using the actual software! This overview will include: * Setting up updating and running financial reports; * Efficient procedures for entering your accounting data; * Entering invoices; * Customer payments deposits bills cash disbursements payroll reports bank account reconciliations and other transactions. This is a "hands-on" workshop. – Computers and sample data provided! Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. Our seminars and events fill up quickly so online registration is requested. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113 $79 series or $89 at door. The "at door" price is $89.00 payable by check or cash only please. For registration: Eventbrite Contact Information: Client Services clientservices@svsbdc.org 408-351-3600

***General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules

2/14 1:00PM- 4:00PM

What You Will Learn: * What the General Services Administration (GSA) is and how they are organized; * What products and services are available on GSA Schedules; * Doing market research to decide if a GSA Schedule is right for you; * Completing the solicitation documents; * Contractor responsibilities; and * Marketing your GSA Schedule. Our workshops fill up quickly so online registration is requested. Presented by the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center and The Federal Technology Center. No fee Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113 For registration: Eventbrite Contact Information: Client Services clientservices@svsbdc.org 408-351-3600

***Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

2/15 10:00AM-4:00PM

You will learn: • California payroll reporting requirements including forms employer obligations reporting and payment requirements. • About independent contractor reporting requirements. • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options. • Federal payroll reporting requirements including Forms 940 941 1099 W-2 W-4 W-9 and alternative filing. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 84 W. Santa Clara Street Suite 100 San Jose CA 95113 No Fee. For registration: Sole Proprietor Tax Seminar Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

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