SBA SF Business Seminars and Workshops – June 23rd to July 13th 2012

June 25th 2012

SBA SF Business Seminars and Workshops – June 23rd to July 13th 2012

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 ensure a printed handout for review along with the instructor during the class or to be notified if the class is cancelled please register at the SF Small Business Development Center registration site: Small Business Development Center unless otherwise indicated.

Events: June 23rd to July 13th 2012

***Start and Grow Smart

6/23 – Saturday 10AM to 1PM in EAST PALO ALTO

How to Start and Manage a Small Business

6/25 – Monday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

This is a comprehensive and unique one-day seminar for both prospective and current business owners who want to gain a better understanding of what they need to know and do to succeed in their business. Learn best practices and insider tips as a moderator and industry experts guide you through the basics of: Business Plans Insuring against Risk Accounting Legal Structures Marketing & Sales and Financing. $75 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE

Restaurant Series: QuickBooks for Restaurants and Food Businesses

6/25 – Monday 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. ***Estados de Cuenta Financieros (Spanish)

6/25 – Monday 6:00PM – 8:00PM in SAN JOSE

Before You Sign That Lease

6/25 – Monday 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.

***Planeando su Negocio (Spanish)

6/26 – Tuesday 9:00AM – 11:00AM in SAN JOSE

Maintaining Tax Records

6/26 – Tuesday 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.

***Legal Issues & Structures

6/26 – Tuesday 6:00PM – 8:00PM in SAN JOSE

SharePoint Mobile Workforce

6/26 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn how to go “green” by going mobile and how to make the most of your electronic gadgets to achieve higher work productivity.

***Business Structure 101

6/26 – Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm in CUPERTINO

Pay Less to the IRS! Tax Credits for Your Business

6/27 – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This free workshop will teach you the ins-and-out of Enterprise Zone and Research and Development tax credits for your business. Learn how to save money by paying less to the IRS! We’ll cover: Hiring credits Sales and use tax credits and explore other programs designed to help you recoup expenses related to business and product improvement. Presented by the SF SBDC.

***S Corporation Tax Seminar

6/27 – Wednesday 10:00AM to 1:00PM in SAN JOSE

***Join NCMSDC the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the SBDC Hispanic Satellite

"Keeping the Valley Green with New Opportunities Part II"

6/27 – Wednesday 5:00PM – 8:00PM in SAN JOSE

HUBZone and WOSB Program Certifications

6/28 – Thursday 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.

SBA 8(a) BD Certification Workshop

6/28 – Thursday 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.

QuickBooks Introduction

6/28 – Thursday 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.

How to Price Your Products and Services

7/2 – Monday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

How do you set prices for your business or service? Are they working? When should you change them? This interactive workshop will address these topics as well as role of pricing in the overall Marketing Mix. $45 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Small Business Web Site Basics

7/2 – Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Learn to properly set and achieve goals for your web presence. Topics include internet overview goal setting web site creation web marketing vendor selection and pitfalls.

Federal and State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

7/3 – Tuesday 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: Californina Employment Development Department or Call 866 873-6083.

Basic Bookkeeping Part One

7/5 – Thursday 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.

The Power of Email Marketing – 7 Keys to Success

7/6 – Friday 9:30 AM – 12Noon

Build the relationships that are the key to your business success with easy inexpensive and highly effective email marketing! In this seminar we will provide tips to increase your email deliver-ability and open rates write good headlines and content and perhaps most importantly strategies for getting — and keeping — high quality prospects customers and members. You will learn how to: * Become a trusted email sender in the eyes of your prospects customers and members. * Build your list! How to find and keep email list subscribers. * Get your sent emails opened and read. * Turn your readers into more frequent buyers/supporters/donators. * Target your communications — how to get the right message to the right people at the right time. * Use email communications to improve customer/member loyalty.

***Basic Bookkeeping (3 part series)

7/6 – Friday 5:00PM to 8:00PM in SAN JOSE

Food Safety Certification (Spanish)

7/9 – Monday 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 information available by calling 415-781-5348.

From Kitchen to Market: Selling Your Specialty Foods

7/9 – Monday 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

This class will focus on the planning and production process contacts to help you get started capitalization options marketing strategies the distribution network and more. $35 registration fee. Sponsored by the SF SBDC.

Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar

7/10 – Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This seminar will explain how to determine if someone providing services to your company should be treated as an employee or independent contractor for tax purposes. Learn about the independent contractor reporting requirements. Presented by the California EDD Tax Office. Visit: California Employment Development Department or Call 866 873-6083.

Small Business Taxes

7/10 – Tuesday 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 get answers to your tax questions in this informative interactive live seminar covering tax deductions incorporations LLCs and commonly used tax strategies. $25 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

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

7/10 – Tuesday 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.

Financing Your Business

7/11 – Wednesday 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

7/11 – Wednesday 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.

Hi-Tech Low-Cost: Internet Strategies for Your Business

7/11- Wednesday 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. $35 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Basic Bookkeeping Part Two

7/12 – Thursday 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.

What’s the Deal? How Small Businesses Can Cash in with Daily Deal Sites

7/12 – Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This interactive workshop will teach participants the fundamentals of success with daily deal websites. From Groupon and LivingSocial to Bloomspot and HomeRun we’ll cover some of the key players as well as how your company can generate more revenue. Secrets to offering effective deals and case studies will be revealed! $35 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Social Media Marketing Made Simple

7/13 – Friday 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

In just a few short hours this information-packed seminar will review the essential strategies and best practices a business or organization should understand in order to successfully get started with social media marketing. We will talk about: What social media marketing really is and why it’s important; Various social media networks and tools: how they interact ways to leverage their strengths and how to evaluate them for best use for your business or organization; How other businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility develop relationships and drive sales and engagement; and How to incorporate it into your business life without losing productivity. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions… share your experiences… and network with your peers. And you’ll leave this high-powered seminar with real-world insights and knowledge that you can put to work immediately to help your business succeed.

Our Partners Presents…

A weekly feature of small business community events offered by our resource partners other organizations and groups outside SBA:

San Jose Entrepreneur Center Classes – San Jose Entrepreneur Center

***Estados de Cuenta Financieros (Spanish)

6/25 – Monday 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Aprenda a calcular y entender la relacion entre ganancias activos deuda y equidad. Balance e Ingresos. Location: 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113
To register & for more information: Contact Martha martha@hccsv.org 408-248-4800

***Planeando su Negocio (Spanish)

6/26 – Tuesday 9:00AM – 11:00AM

Una herramienta poderosa que sirve como guia para establecer su negocio. Location: 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113
To register & for more information: Contact Martha martha@hccsv.org 408-248-4800

***Legal Issues & Structures

6/26 – Tuesday 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Legal information about the type of business entity contracts leases etc. that fit your business Location: 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113
To register & for more information: Contact Martha martha@hccsv.org 408-248-4800

***S Corporation Tax Seminar

6/27 – Wednesday 10:00AM to 1:00PM

This workshop discusses the special tax rules that apply to S Corporations and their shareholders. The IRS has stepped up audits of S Corporations. Learn how to avoid S Corporation pitfalls while structuring your business to minimizing taxes. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 E. Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113 For registration: http://www.sanjoseecenter.org Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio emily.navarra@sba.gov 408-351-3661

***Basic Bookkeeping (3 part series)

07/06 – Monday 5:00PM to 8:00PM

What You Will Learn: Basic Bookkeeping I: Accounting & Bookkeeping (Monday July 16): This introductory class will give the small business owner a basic overview of accounting and finance principles and the framework to make timely and accurate business decisions. Topics include: * Accounting methods * Financial statements and ratios * Break-even analysis * Budgeting and * Cash flow management. Basic Bookkeeping II: Small Business Financial Analysis (Monday July 23): This second session in the 3-part series will help you learn how to analyze your balance sheet income statement and statement of cash flows and use them as a management tool. Topics include: * Industry ratios * Budget variances * Trends and more… Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that seminar. Basic Bookkeeping III: Small Business Cash Flow Analysis & Cash Flow Forecasting (Monday July 30): The last in this series will help you learn how to find out where your cash has gone and how to forecast how much cash you will have available each month. Topics include: * Developing a budget * Statement of cash flows analysis and * Developing cash forecast. Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping Part I: Accounting & Bookkeeping or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. All classes are 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Classes may be purchased as a series or individually based on your needs.
Presented by the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center 100 East Santa Clara Street San Jose CA 95113 Cost: $79 series or $89 at door; 1 class $35/$45 For registration: Sillicon Valley Small Business Development Center
Contact Information: Client Services Coordinator clientservices@svsbdc.org 408-351-3600

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Cupertino Library present:

***Business Structure 101

6/26 – Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Do the words LLC S-Corp and C-Corp intimidate you? Are you confused about business structures? If you answered yes to any of those questions this is the class for you. Location: Cupertino Library Story Room 10880 Torre Ave Cupertino CA 95014 TO REGISTER for this seminar in Cupertino: Go to San Jose Entrepreneur Center

Questions please call Emily Navarra-Refugio at 408-351-3661 or via email at emily.navarra@sba.gov

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Other events:

***Join NCMSDC the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the SBDC Hispanic Satellite

"Keeping the Valley Green with New Opportunities Part II"

6/27 – Wednesday 5:00PM – 8:00PM

As we grow the Northern California business network. Take advantage of fresh opportunities with Silicon Valley business owners and strengthen your MBE to MBE community all while promoting local business. All Minority Business Enterprises Welcome! What I Sell-What I Buy – You will wear 2 different tags at the event.
One will state what goods/services you sell the other will state what goods/services you buy. Using these tags the NCMSDC MBE Input Committee Leadership Team will guide you through a 1-hour buying/selling whirlwind to max your business in the quickest amount of time. Be prepared with a 30 second "elevator pitch". To register: Eventbrite Location: Bay 101 1801 Bering Drive San Jose CA 95112 For more information: Call the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 408-351-0320

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“For Your Information” Items of Interest:

***Operation Endure & Grow:

An eight-week online training experience focused on the fundamentals of launching and/or growing a small business offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Applications will be accepted from National Guard and Reserve soldiers and their families. An eligible family member is a spouse parent sibling adult child or other first-degree family member of a National Guard or Reservist. The courses include more than 30 hours of instruction focused on business plans human resources marketing finance operations pricing accounting inventory management. Apply online at: Endure & Grow

The program registration fee is $75 per student per term. For more information call (315) 443-8791 or email: endureandgrow@syr.edu

Supplier Connection:

A private-public collaboration that will help small businesses strengthen their revenue streams by gaining access to more than $300 billion in combined supply chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations. Supplier Connection is designed to help bridge the gap between small businesses looking for new opportunities and large corporations looking for innovative new ideas and diversity in their supply chains. Supplier Connection is a free online portal that allows small businesses to send information about their products and services to 15 private sector companies. For more information on Supplier Connection visit Supplier Connection

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system is Going Away…..What to Expect: In late July the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) along with the Federal Agency Registration (FedReg) the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) will be migrated into a new System for Award Management or SAM. Please visit System for Award Management for more information.

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