[Baypiggies] Fwd: SBA Classes November 1 - 12

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Fri Oct 29 21:29:42 CEST 2010

I mentioned the Small Business Association's free classes yesterday and
handed out an older calendar. Here is the newer calendar for those
interested in free classes to learn how to still do Python (and get paid) -
even if it isn't working for someone else.

To get a calendar regularly, send an email to Gary Marshall requesting this.
His email follows.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Marshall, Gary N. <gary.marshall at sba.gov>
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM
Subject: SBA Classes November 1 - 12
To: "Marshall, Gary N." <gary.marshall at sba.gov>

 If you do not wish to receive future announcements of SBA events, please
reply to this email with the word “Delete” in the subject line.  Thank you.



*****The Small Business Administration offers a variety of classes for
business owners in our Entrepreneur Center, located at 455 Market St., 6th
Floor in downtown San Francisco.*

*****Registration for all our classes is required.*

*To register for classes, go to*

For more information, please contact Gary Marshall at (415) 744 6771 or
gary.marshall at sba.gov


*****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.  Contact: Gary Marshall at 415 744-6771.*


*****Food Safety Certification*******


8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

State law requires that specified food facilities employ at least one person
who has successfully passed a California State approved and accredited food
safety certification exam.  Certification is mandatory and re-certification
is required every three years.  Registration and information is available at

*****Restaurant Series:  Ten Proven Techniques for Restaurant Marketing & PR


2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn 10 must-have tricks of the trade to market your restaurant and keep
customers coming back. Session includes instruction and round table
discussion to solve current marketing challenges.  $30 registration fee.
Presented by the SF SBDC.

*****State Labor Law and Payroll Tax*


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Jointly conducted by the Employment Development Department and the
California state Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, this class will
cover California recordkeeping and reporting requirements including employer
obligations and payment requirements; common wage and hour laws; employer
and employee rights and responsibilities.  More information at (866)
873-6083, register at *www.edd.ca.gov/taxsem*

*****Buying a Business*


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This class will address the practical aspects of buying an existing
business, including how to locate companies for sale, assessing value,
negotiating the purchase and financing alternatives for an acquisition.
Additionally, you will learn about the ensuing “due diligence process”,
related to the buyer’s examination of books, records, etc., after the
buyer/seller have agreed to price and terms.

*****Personal Branding*******


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

You can create a powerful personal brand that will position yourself as an
expert in your industry. Ryan will take you through his Holistic Personal
Branding system for clarifying your unique combination of strengths. This
self-knowledge will provide the foundation to create your authentic personal

*****Starting a Business in San Francisco*


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hear directly from San Francisco officials.  How do you obtain permits?  How
do you register your business name? Learn what the City can do for you in
this one-stop seminar.

*****Financing Your Business*


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discover the right way to seek financing for your business. We will discuss
loan proposal requirements, financing options and SBA programs.

*****Business Law Basics*


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

An experienced business lawyer will discuss Choice of Legal Entity
(corporations, LLC, partnership, etc.); Intellectual Property; Employee
issues; and Real Estate issues.   This class does not constitute legal

*****How to Design and Deliver Effective Presentations*


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn to present effectively and confidently, whether in front of small or
large groups.  Content and exercises include engaging your audience;
designing an effective presentation and conquering your fear of speaking.

*****Basic Bookkeeping, Part One*


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topics include cash vs. accrual accounting, proper accounting data flow
processes, budgeting, the purpose of different financial reports, the
differences in computer accounting systems, cash management, and more.  $30
registration fee.  Presented by the SF SBDC.

*****E-Marketing in Spanish*


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn how to use the Internet to market your business.    This will be a
hands-on class (lap tops will be provided during class.)  Areas covered
include:  Website development and Social Media, Facebook for Businesses.
$ 10 registration fee. Presented by the SF Business Development Center.

*****Wholesaling Tips of the Trade*


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn the smart way to run a wholesale operation.  Areas covered include
industry information and networking, cost vs. price, channel conflicts,
branding and wholesaling online.  $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF
Business Development Center.

*******Restaurant Series: Customer Service – Good is Minimum*


*1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*

To make your restaurant a success you need employees who know how to use
customer service to increase sales. Effective, transparent up selling will
increase profits and keep your customers hungry for more. Learn how to hire,
motivate and train your employees to meet the service demands of the
industry.  We will cover the basic principles of customer service and
hospitality, server sequencing, suggestive selling techniques as well as
problem solving and how to handle difficult guests. $30 registration fee.
Presented by the SF SBDC.


*Integrated Sales and Marketing Excellence*


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Marketing’s job is to bring in the prospects. Sales’ job is to close the
deal and book revenues. This class teaches you how to implement an
integrated sales and marketing system that work together to produce results.
Learn the quantitative marketing and sales methods that work in a down turn.

*****Writing Effective Business Plans        *


9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Whether you are planning to start a new business or developing the potential
of your existing company, a business plan is a critical foundation. In this
hands-on workshop, we will demystify the process using case studies and
exercises. You will also develop a template for your own business that
covers Products/Services; Organization; Marketing; Customers; Finances;
Market Research. Presented by SF SCORE.  Registration fee: $50.

*****Basic Bookkeeping, Part Two*


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We’ll cover balance sheets, incomes statements, cash flow and working
capital.  Participants should have completed Basic Bookkeeping, Part One, or
be familiar with the concepts covered in that seminar.  $30 registration
fee.  Presented by the SF SBDC.

*****Getting Your To-Do List Done*


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you have a To-Do list that never gets done? Do you have items on your
To-Do list that have been on there for days, weeks, even months? Do you
stress out thinking about how you’re going to get it all done? In this
course you will learn how to organize, prioritize and analyze your to-do
list so that you actually get it done.

*****Secrets to Buying and Selling a Business or Franchise*


6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Learn how to reduce your risk and improve your chances of success in buying
or selling a franchise or existing business. This workshop covers the steps
necessary for you to succeed working with professionals, and using simple
research and qualification techniques. Topics include Choosing the Right
Franchise or Business, Positioning Your Business for Sale, and Buyer and
Seller Financing.  Presented by SF SCORE.  Registration fee: $20.

*****Mobile Marketing and the Mobile Web *


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Mobile Web use is exploding!  Blackberries, iPhones, and other always-online
devices are everywhere. Discover what you need to know about this exciting
new medium. You'll learn: critical factors your website must  have;
avoidable pitfalls that send customers running; understanding the vast sea
of handheld devices; tremendous mobile marketing opportunities; and low cost
ways to get started now.



a weekly feature of events offered by organizations and groups outside SBA.
 These events are not sponsored by SBA and are not held at our Entrepreneur


*Small Business Dialogue Group*

Who we are: 10-15 sole proprietors or small businesses owners with one
employee or less looking to grow and thrive in spite of a tough economy. We
are looking to share ideas, tackle challenges, problem solve and build
successful and profitable businesses. This is an opportunity to dispel any
feelings of professional isolation and to work with other small businesses
and entrepreneurs for mutual but independent gain.******

Each member of the group gets to be the 'Business of the Month' for one
session, during which the group hears about what they do, sell or serve.
We listen and assess the good and the bad, what is successful and what
is challenging. The entire group brainstorms and provides constructive
feedback on ways to improve the Business of the Month.

Guest speakers will be invited based on the needs of the group, and may

     -A marketing expert

     -A financial/bookkeeping/QuickBooks expert

     -A successful business owner

When and where we meet: Second Wednesday of every month for two hours in
rotating San Francisco locations

More info: Ellen Shershow Peña,
*thatgirl at ellenswebsite.com*<thatgirl at ellenswebsite.com>or


*Where's the Money? 2nd Annual Access to Capital Business Expo*

Saturday, November 6, 2010

8am - 2:30pm • Hyatt Regency

Five Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111

Includes: Breakfast—Expo—Lunch—

Workshops—One on One Consultation

$10 registration fee.

Online: *www.vedc.org* <http://www.vedc.org>

Phone: (415) 541-8580

E-mail: *info at rencenter.org* <info at rencenter.org>******


Our mailing address:

Small Business Administration

455 Market St., 6th floor

San Francisco CA 94105



Gary Marshall

SBA Business Development Specialist

415 744 6771

Whatever you can do or imagine, begin it;
boldness has beauty, magic, and power in it.

-- Goethe
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