SBA Classes June 6 to June 24 2011

June 13th 2011

SBA Classes June 6 to June 24 2011

TRAINING AT SBA

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. 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 in the class description.

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Dates of Events Listed Below: June 6th to June 24th 2011

Food Safety Certification

6/6 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. Registration and information is available at < a href="http://www.ggra.org">Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Understanding Food Costs/Menu Engineering

6/6 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

We’ll look at restaurant menu design and methods to highlight the most profitable items and a costing package that you can immediately apply to your business. $30 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Construction Contracting

6/7 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Topics Include: Proposal Preparation – Bid Process Pre-construction Survey Davis-Bacon and More; Project Management – Schedule Budgeting Planning Performance and more; Hiring and Maintaining a Qualified Workforce; EEOC and much more. SBA San Francisco District Office Contact: Brenda Gambardella 415 744 6787. For more details and registration go to: U.S Small Business Administration
Contract #SBAHQ-10-0248

*Responding to an Invitation for Bid (IFB)

6/7 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cancelled…..Manage Your Stress Manage Your Business

6/7 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Basic Social Media

6/8 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM In this class we’ll discuss the top ten ways to utilize social media in your business; a comprehensive understanding of Twitter and Linkedin; an ability to market yourself to clients in a new and innovative way; and an overview of how to create a personal brand that sells your skills and your services.

Step-By-Step Business Planning

6/9 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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. $50 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Basic Bookkeeping Part Two

6/9 1:00 PM – 4:00 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.

Contabilidad Basica Parte 2

6/9 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aprenda a analizar los reportes financieros de su negocio: Hoja de Balance Reporte de Ingresos y Gastos y Flujo de Caja (cash flow). Se requiere que los participantes hayan completado Contabilidad Basica I o esten familiarizados con los temas cubiertos en esa clase. Costo de la clase $30. Presentado por SF SBDC.

Marketing with a Bite!

6/13 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join a team of restaurant industry leaders on as they share their personal restaurant experiences successful marketing strategies in social media and promotions and provide tips for maintaining a strong customer base during today’s economic climate! $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Vertical Marketing Strategies for Small Business

6/13 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn how to develop more persuasive message and channel strategies that show how small business’ services and products benefit specific types of customers: vertical markets.

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

6/14 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.

Maintaining Tax Records

6/14 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.

Creating and Distributing Social Media Content

6/15 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

You get it. Social Media is important. Toward that end you have created a plan and signed up for Twitter Facebook and YouTube. The next step in your plan is to produce content to share with your Social Media circles. How do you do that without spending every waking hour doing it? This class will show you how to develop and distribute social media content without ignoring your core business while doing it.

*State Payroll Tax Workshop

6/16 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Basic Bookkeeping Part Three

6/16 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.

Contabilidad Basica Parte 3

6/16 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aprenda a manejar y proyectar el flujo de caja del negocio (cash flow). Adicionalmente aprendera sobre opciones de financiamiento bancario y microprestamos. Se requiere que los participantes hayan completado Contabilidad Basica I o esten familiarizados con los temas cubiertos en esa clase. Costo de la clase $30. Presentado por SF SBDC.

Turbo Charge your Next Trade Show Appearance!

6/16 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn the essentials necessary for success at domestic and international trade shows. We will cover insider secrets as well as pre and post event marketing techniques that will enable your company to have a rewarding experience. $30 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF Business Development Center.

Quickbooks for Restaurants and Food Service Businesses

6/20 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.

Doing Business with Virgin America

6/21 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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.

Rescheduled…..Doing Business with Blue Shield of California

6/21 11:00AM to 12Noon

New Date/Time……6/28 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

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.

Cancelled…..Doing Business with Cisco Systems

6/21 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options

6/21 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn how to make the best use of your corporation or LLC to save money and shield yourself from liabilities. Learn the compliance details of when and how to properly set up your entity including medical insurance plans compensation strategies for tax planning records management and banking. $20 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Hi-Tech Low-Cost: Internet Strategies to Run and Market Your Business

6/21 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Internet offers many shortcuts to starting and growing your business in today’s world. But it is also full of unproductive sidetracks that can steer you away from success. We will look at the pros and cons of some of the online tools available to better help you run your small businesses as well as discuss whether and how online marketing might work for you. We will cover: Free Resources Website Creation Collaboration Tools Social Media Internet Marketing Essentials. $20 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

HUBZone and WOSB Program Certifications

6/23 9:30 AM – 10:30 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.

SBA 8(a) BD Certification Workshop

6/23 10:30 AM – 12Noon

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. The 8(a) BD Program was created to help such concerns compete in the American marketplace.

Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business

6/23 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

6/23 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.

Impuestos para Pequeños Negocios

6/23 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

En esta clase aprendera sobre que impuestos locales estatales y federales debe pagar como pequeño negocio. Costo de la clase $30. Presentado por SF SBDC.

*6th Annual Ignite! New Business Expo — Business Is A Festival of Life!

6/24 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*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:

*Responding to an Invitation for Bid (IFB)

6/7 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You will learn: What are the key elements of bid formats; understanding the bid package; identifying pre-bid conference requirements; and understanding insurance bonding and wage determinations. San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara Street 1st Floor San Jose CA

*State Payroll Tax Workshop

6/16 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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 California EDD. Register at Employment Development Department or Call 866 873-6083. Location: Hiram W. Johnson Bldg Vallejo Room Lower Level 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco.

*6th Annual Ignite! New Business Expo — Business Is A Festival of Life!

6/24 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Frank Ogawa Plaza – City of Oakland

A celebration of local entrepreneurship registration now open at Ignite Expo

*SF SCORE SimpleStart Workshops

6/29 – 9:00 AM – 12Noon – A series of 5 workshops to make a smart start and begin your journey for small business success. 1st Session (Start-up Basics) is Free…$125 for Workshops 2-5 (Business Planning concepts; Marketing Plan; Financial Projections; Funding Sources and Next Step). Space is limited. Register at: Eventbrtite

San Jose Entrepreneur Center classes – www.sanjoseecenter.org

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