BUSINESS BRIEFS - JAN 2013
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PCR SBDC would like to express sincere thanks to our valuable
supporters and look forward to helping more small businesses in
the year ahead. We send our holiday wishes to each and every
one of you.
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Entrepreneurial Training programs are available now!
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Visit www.pcrsbdc.org for course schedule and fees.
A Small Business Resilience and Success
Navigating the challenging business environment, PCR SBDC works diligently to help small business owners meet their financial goals while increasing business capacity. Over the past year, PCR SBDC helped clients access over $15.5 million throughout Los Angeles. Several businesses were expanding, looking to add staff, purchase equipment, or relocate to larger space. Even in a tight economy, these funds were made possible by working closely with business advisors who understand the bottom line requirements to help business owners with funding. "Our goal is to help businesses with structuring their financial picture, both today and tomorrow," quotes Constance Anderson, Director PCR Small Business Development Center.
Getting businesses to grow often means hiring the right people. Upcoming classes will help small business understand the best way to hire. New classes coming include "How to Hire Your First Employee" and "How to Hire the Best Person."
During 2012, PCR SBDC created 282 jobs for existing and start-up businesses with capital funding, one on one counseling, and business fundamentals training courses. The track record has kept pace with PCR SBDC's goals to continuously help more businesses each year. The program saw a sharp rise in startups, an increase of 33% from the previous year. PCR SBDC also helped 83 businesses complete their business plans over the past 12 months. Having a road map can make the difference between a focused business and an unstructured company. Many entrepreneurs who started without guidance have experienced the need to have a sound business plan with sales, marketing and financial strategies. Hundreds recognized these critical keys to business success. Over the past year, 1,434 business owners came to PCR SBDC seeking advice, new ideas and strategies for an improved future.
Entrepreneurial Training Courses in January - February 2013
Start off the New Year with sound business guidance from business advisors. Sign up for Entrepreneurial Training Institute Winter session and learn from professional trainers while sharing experiences with other business owners. All courses are held at Pacific Coast Regional/SBDC 3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1501 Los Angeles, CA 90010. Visit www.pcrcorp.org for course schedule and fees.
Online Training is Now Available!
As small business owners understand, time management is one of the hardest areas to manage when starting or running a business. Equally critical is gaining knowledge of business efficiencies to sustain and grow to the next level. PCR SBDC now offers online business courses which can be accessed with flexible hours to meet entrepreneurs demanding schedules.
Flexible schedule courses are available online with 24 hour access on business management, sales and marketing and numerous topics to start a business or improve the bottom line. If assistance is needed, consultation with a PCR SBDC business advisor is available to complete the course.
PCR SBDC's extensive resources are accessible year round which include business training, consulting services and funding solutions. Sign up for Entrepreneurial Training Institute Winter session and learn from professional trainers while sharing experiences with other entrepreneurs. All courses are held at Pacific Coast Regional/SBDC 3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1501 Los Angeles, CA 90010.
Health & Safety
Sales and Marketing
Small Business Training
Jan 22 & 24, 2013
Jan 29 & 31,2013
Feb 5, 2013
Feb 5 & 7, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12 & 14, 2013
Feb 19 & 21, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Business Legal Issues • 6pm-8pm • $55
Social Media Marketing Basics • 6pm-8pm • $55
Social Media Marketing Basics • 10am-2pm
Marketing Your Business • 6pm-9pm
Guided Business Plan • 10am-2pm
RecordKeeping/Accounting • 6pm-9pm
Introduction to QuickBooks • 6pm-9pm
Analyzing Your Financial Statements 6pm-9pm