Calendar Notes

March 11, 2013

Business, Education, Entertainment

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The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of no cost classes for business owners in our Training Room, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203.  Picture identification is required for all attendees by building security.  The parking garage daily rate is $9.00. After hours parking is free.

View the Los Angeles SBA online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events

Registration for all our classes is required.  

To register, please go to the registration site: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1756202965 unless otherwise indicated. 

March 2013:

The 7 Most Frequent HR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

3/13      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Michael Salomon, CBPA Insperity

Humans and Human Resources (HR) are by nature very complex. This session will give you an overview of the most frequent HR Mistakes and steps you can take to avoid them. The session will be interactive and emphasis will be based on the areas of participant interest.  We will cover several key areas including:

Employee Handbook/Job Descriptions

  • Terminations
  • Employee Records
  • Hiring & Promotions
  • Training
  • Policies
  • Employment Law (including Independent Consultants)

The penalties for employer compliance violations can be devastating. This session is intended to give employers a basic overview of common mistakes that are often overlooked by small employers. Larger organizations have HR departments to protect them. This session will help you protect yourself and become a better employer. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions.

Social Media Marketing Basics

3/20      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: PCR SBDC

Do you still feel overwhelmed by social media…do you scratch your head and wonder if it really works? Do small business really making money using it? Which platform should you use? What if you lose control over your brand, products and services? In this workshop you will learn:

•How to make social media marketing “connect” and work for your business

•New tools and new ways to grow your business that you may have not thought of before

•How to define your branding statement, USP, strategy and create your plan before taking the plunge into social media

•Most used Social Media Channels will be visited. Such as: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, YouTube, Yelp and more

•The most common mistakes and how to avoid them

•What social marketing can do for you that traditional marketing can’t, and how to fit SMM in your overall marketing plan

•Online reputation management

To Register call 866-301-9989 or email elsa.orozco@pcrcorp.org

8(a) Application Workshop

3/21      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

Recommended: established business of at least two years

This workshop will address the initial entrance criteria needed for the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. Seating is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted.  Register by phone: 818-552-3223 or by email:beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

3/26      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more…? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

Designing and Delivering Effective Presentations

3/27      6:30PM – 8:00PM

Presented by: Laura Keene, Keene Insights

We’re all tired of those long, boring PowerPoint presentations. Break the cycle and learn how to design and deliver dynamic and interesting presentations that will leave a lasting impression on your clients, your collaborators, and your investors. In this workshop, we’ll talk about:

Planning and brainstorming.

Crafting a cohesive message.

Tapping into your creative side.

Designing high-quality slides.

Finding your confidence.

Connecting with your audience.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the importance of and the steps required to design and deliver an effective presentation. Examples will be shown and critiqued and participants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences.

GSA Proposal: Start-up Strategies

3/28      9:00AM – 12:30PM

Pre-requisite: Completion of “GSA: Getting on Schedule”

Presented by: Los Angeles County Office of Small Business/PTAC, Instructor: Robert Lane

This workshop will cover:

  • Hands-on review workshop
  • Solicitation package review
  • Document details
  • Explain common FAR clauses
  • Point out common mistakes
  • Explain GSA proposal submission process
  • and MORE!!

LIMITED SEATING REGISTER EARLY! Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

For more information, contact: osb.@isd.lacounty.gov or 323-881-3964

Registration link: http://osb.lacounty.gov/

Federal Contract Negotiations

3/28      1:30PM – 3:30PM

Presented by: Los Angeles County Office of Small Business/PTAC, Instructor: Robert Lane

This workshop will cover:

  • Purpose and timing of negotiations
  • FAR 15.402 pricing policy
  • Price and cost analysis
  • Negotiation steps
  • FAR specifics
  • and MORE!!

LIMITED SEATING REGISTER EARLY! Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

For more information, contact: osb.@isd.lacounty.gov or 323-881-3964

Registration link: http://osb.lacounty.gov/

April 2013:

Health Care Reform Executive Briefing

4/3      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Michael Salomon, CBPA Insperity

Healthcare Reform has Employers and HR professionals asking many questions regarding the impact on their business and their employees.  Employers need to prepare now for the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care and Health Care Reform) that start this year.  This Executive Briefing will cover the 5 major provisions affecting employers:

1.       Individual Mandate

2.       Employer Shared Responsibility (Play or Pay)

3.       Reporting

4.       Pricing, Taxes, and Fees

5.       State Exchanges

The penalties for employer compliance violations can be devastating. This session is intended to give employers a basic overview of these provisions.  Both large and small employers are wondering what they need to do to prepare for the 2014 provisions.   This session will help you protect yourself and become a better employer.  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions.

State Payroll Tax Workshop

4/12     9:00AM – 1:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This workshop is designed to benefit small business owners who are seeking:

  • Hands-on experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms.
  • A refresher for anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar.
  • Those familiar with State payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice

Limited seating: to reserve today, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886

Marketing Your Business

4/17      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: PCR SBDC

This workshop you will learn marketing element basics. Such as: resources, information, tips and ideas to help you market your business successfully, the importance of a business marketing plan and how to create one; how to determine and prepare a marketing budget.

To Register call 866-301-9989 or email elsa.orozco@pcrcorp.org

8(a) Application Workshop

4/18      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

Recommended: established business of at least two years

This workshop will address the initial entrance criteria needed for the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. Seating is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted.  Register by phone: 818-552-3223 or by email:beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

4/24      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more…? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

May 2013:

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

5/10 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This informative seminar will cover:

  • 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.

Limited seating, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886 to reserve today.

Contracts in Plain Language for Small Business

5/16     9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: Los Angeles County Office of Small Business/PTAC, Instructor: John Geiger

This workshop will cut through the legalese and give attendees a better understanding of government contracts.

LIMITED SEATING REGISTER EARLY!  Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

For more information, contact: osb.@isd.lacounty.gov or 323-881-3964

Registration link: http://osb.lacounty.gov/

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

5/29      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more…? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

June 2013:

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

6/7  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This informative seminar will cover:

  • 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.

To reserve your spot, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886

8(a) Application Workshop

6/13      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

Recommended: established business of at least two years

This workshop will address the initial entrance criteria needed for the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. Seating is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted.  Register by phone: 818-552-3223 or by email:beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

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Please note that 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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EKU Center for the Arts

Wednesday, March 20  The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Tuesday, March 26  The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva

The Golden Dragon Acrobats Present Cirque

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