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Build Your Business!

Cabrillo College Extension is proud to partner with the Cabrillo College Small Business Development Center to present seminars to help you build your business!

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The SBDC was founded in 1985 and has served over 5,000 business owners, created over 2,200 jobs and has helped local businesses obtain over $79 million in capital investment. The SBDC provides free of charge, confidential advice to help your business get a healthy start, assist with expansion and increase your profits. The SBDC has fifteen advisors who will meet with you, at no cost, for business planning, increasing sales, analyze financial statements, implement bookkeeping systems and develop expansion plans. Specialists are available for Retail, Restaurants, Childcare and Agricultural operations.

The Cabrillo College SBDC has won national and state awards for excellence in operations and business growth of their clients. 100% of clients served stated they would recommend SBDC services to others! How can the SBDC help your business? Please call 831-479-6136 or go to www.centralcoastsbdc.org for more information.

 

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Build a Better Business Program Series

Writing the Best Business Plan

This seminar will help you identify the most appropriate business planning format for starting or expanding a business, marketing basics, and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success. Learn how to establish realistic goals and objectives, determine startup costs, as well as various methods of financing your startup.

Writing a Business Plan is the first step to obtaining free of charge counseling from the SBDC.

 

Date: Tuesday, September 8
Time: 2 - 4:30 pm
Place: Santa Cruz Police Dept. – 155 Center St., Santa Cruz
Fee: $35

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Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 9:30 am to 12 noon
Place: Room 1302
Fee: $35

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Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 2 - 4:30 pm
Place: Cruzio Internet Conf. Room – 877 Cedar St. #150, Santa Cruz
Fee: $35

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Keith Holtaway has been a Santa Cruz resident and entrepreneur for the past 35 years. He has been a small business consultant specializing in business planning for start-ups, turn around strategies for struggling businesses, and obtaining financing for business growth. Keith has worked with over 700 business owners from Carmel to Santa Rosa.

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Recordkeeping for Small Business

This class will reveal the mysteries of accounting in plain language and give the non-accountant practical skills for keeping "the books". Concepts and processes covered in this class will include: the bookkeeping cycle, accrual vs. cash vs. tax accounting, and the chart of accounts, journals and general ledger.

Double entry and single entry bookkeeping will be explained without the pain of "debit and credit" journal entries. Learn accounting concepts, to operate your small business more profitably.

This is an excellent overview for those wishing to maintain their accounting records either manually or using computerized systems.

FAQ's for Recordkeeping for Small Business

 

Sat., Sept. 26
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 432

Register by Sept. 14: $48
Register after Sept. 14: $56

 

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Cathy Van Loon - See bio below

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QuickBooks Basics

Information systems professionals, personal consulting services, massage therapists, personal trainers, and sports trainers need QuickBooks, too! Take your home-based industry from hobby to business. Learn and apply basic accounting concepts, business structure, and sound recordkeeping procedures to your consulting/service business. Prepare Invoices, track your receivables, and predict timely collection. Accept credit/debit card payments. Gain familiarity with basic Financial Statements and how they help you grow your business. Know you are financially successful and document those all-important tax deductions.

The class is taught in a computer lab to ensure student hands-on experience with the software. Purchase of QuickBooks Pro is not required, but purchasing "QuickBooks Pro for Dummies" is recommended for those who do not own the software.

Students must bring a USB Memory Disk of at least 1 GB of memory to class. Mac users are welcome to bring their own laptops with QuickBooks already installed.

2 Sat., October 3 & 10
9 am - 1 pm
Room: 318
Register by Sept. 14: $98
Register after Sept. 14: $109

 

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Cathy Van Loon, MA, is an Intuit Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has been teaching QuickBook at Cabrillo since 2003 and other accounting courses since 1985.

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Solving the Social Media Puzzle: Helping You Put the Pieces Together

The advent of mobile devices and the infiltration of social media into everyday life has significantly changed how people expect to engage with businesses online, both on websites and on social media.

Get the big picture of how your customers are engaging online. Learn what customers expect from websites today, how to make informed decisions on which social media sites are best for your business and how to integrate them into your marketing strategies. Attend this seminar and learn how to put all the pieces of the online puzzle together
 

Tuesday, July 28
2 - 4:30 pm
Cruzio Internet Conf. Room – 877 Cedar St. #150, Santa Cruz
Fee: $35

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Tuesday, Sept. 29
2 - 4:30 pm
Cruzio Internet Conf. Room – 877 Cedar St. #150, Santa Cruz
Fee: $35

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Saturday, October 24
9:30 am to 12 noon
Room 1302
Fee: $35

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Lydia Snider is a local specialist in helping non-profits, small businesses and individuals leverage the power of social media. A former educator, Lydia started a very successful business that was launched using social media to spread the word and increase sales. Lydia had one of the first Facebook pages and is dedicated to helping businesses use social media wisely and profitably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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