Training & Events

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A variety of face-to-face workshops and events are hosted by the North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in conjunction with the SoCal VBOC throughout the year. Workshops covering business start-up and pre-planning, marketing, financing, managing your business and government contracting take place monthly. Specialty events such as “Meet the Buyers” and the California Procurement Event are offered throughout the year.

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Business Start-up & Preplanning

Entrepreneurship Academy

Looking to start a new business?

Outline

• Focusing on what you intend to sell
• Financing Options
• Taxes
• Business Entities/Legal Structures
• Marketing Basics
• Business Plans

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Boots to Business

Boots to Business

Designed for service members and military spouses at military installations on the road to entrepreneurship.

Outline

• Identify business opportunities
• Draft a business plan
• Connect with local small business resources
• Launch your small business
• Learn marketing basics

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Boots to Business | Reboot

Boots to Business | Reboot

Designed for transitioning service members, Guard, Reserve, Veterans of all eras and military-connected family members. Next Training: Oct 16 2018

Outline

• Identify business opportunities
• Draft a business plan
• Connect with local small business resources
• Launch your small business
• Learn marketing basics

Register

Marketing

Email Marketing

Build relationships that are the key to your business success with email marketing!

Outline

• Tips to increase your email deliverability and open rates
• Writing good headlines and content
• Strategies for getting — and keeping — high quality prospects, customers and members

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Financing

Fundamentals of Desktop QuickBooks for Business Owners

Learn the essential elements of the desktop version of QuickBooks

Outline

Learn about the chart of accounts and item lists.
• How to enter basic transactions
• Customize the program to your business needs
• Obtain reports and much, much more!

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Managing a Business

Capabilities Statements

Learn to use capabilities statements when pursuing business with government agencies, prime contractors, and large corporations.

Outline

• Defining a capabilities statement
• Components of a capabilities statement
• Difference between past performance and professional experience
• Common mistakes

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Government Contracting

Proposal Writing 101

Utilizing an actual solicitation and responses; attendees will learn how to create a proposal outline.

Outline

• Reviewing a solicitation to determine viability
• Create a proposal outline
• Determe costing
• Tips to minimize administrative noncompliance or unresponsiveness
• Recommendations from contract administrators

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Government Contracting in a Day

This workshop is packed with all the information you need to get started with government contracting.

Outline

• What you need to get started
• How to find your buyer
• Creating a capabilities statement
• What certifications are available
• How to write a proposal

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Cybersecurity Requirements for DOD Contractors

Are you interested in bidding on a Department of Defense (DoD) contract?

Outline

• Review NIST compliance
• How and why NIST compliance is required
• Highlights of some of the more impactful changes affecting businesses
• Outline how to start the process of becoming compliant

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Certifications

What are Certificates and why are they beneficial?

Outine

• Clarifying controlling ownership • Eligibility requirements • Certification process • Certifications to be covered: State of California SB/DVBE, City of San Diego SLBE WBE/MBE/WMBE DBE, Disadvantage Business Enterprise DBE, Diverse Business Enterprise SBA Small Business WOSB/EDWOSB HUBZone 8(a) VOSB/SDVOSWB

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