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Foundations of Finance: Improve Your Bottom Line with Solid Financial Reports

Details Make friends with your business financials. Join us as we learn and review the basic principles that make up five key financial reports. This is the ideal time to figure out the true state of your business financials. If you don’t have an honest picture of where your business is at financially, you can’t make sound decisions about what next steps are possible. Whether you’re new in business or…

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ABCs of Online Payments

Details Now more than ever business owners need to be flexible to succeed, and providing a way for customers to purchase your goods or services online is a vital part. In this workshop we’ll explore the pros and cons of several popular online payment methods including PayPal or Square. We’ll discuss how each of these services functions, how they are similar and different, and how to get started with the…

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Global Sales Are Going Online

Details Last year eCommerce was responsible for half the growth in the entire global retail market. The COVID-19 pandemic has only sped up that trend. Businesses that want to start or grow exports now must have a digital strategy. This is the first workshop in the Thriving Together series, designed to help Redwood Coast businesses start or grow their international exporting power. You’ll learn: Knowledge of latest trends in international…

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The Entrepreneur Effect

Details Join a live, 30-minute question-and-answer workshop with Kevin Williams and Steve Lamb, two of the West Business Development Center‘s most seasoned business experts. Kevin and Steve will speak about progress and change. In a time of truly bad news involving the impacts of COVID-19 on people’s businesses and lives we had to ask ourselves, “What about the good news?” For example, did you know that there are businesses that…

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Business Basics

Details Do you have a passion that you want to turn into profit? Join the 3.9 million other small businesses in California that are turning dreams into reality. This engaging workshop provides an overview of elements to consider when starting and owning a business, the perfect starting point to build the knowledge you need to start your dream business. You’ll learn: Components of a business plan Business loans Technology tools…