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Workshops / Seminars - Increase Your Profits

The City of Oakland will host four business outreach meetings. All businesses are invited to attend to learn about the 2017 Race and Gender Disparity Study, the City's certification process, and upcoming contracting opportunities. Networking with technical assistance providers, lenders, and chambers of commerce will occur at the end of each meeting.. Register HERE for this special opportunity.

General Business
Business Startup Basics (All-day introductory course covering the factors critical to successfully starting a new business - 8hrs - $45)
Finding Customers / Marketing Your Idea (Generating revenue is all about marketing and sales, and that’s the focus of this workshop - 5hrs - $35)
Finding Money to Start & Grow Your Business (Covers financing guidance and expertise to help put your business plans into motion - 3.5hrs - $35)
Planning for Profit (Learn the financial concepts and reports necessary to understand a business' financial health and plan for profitable growth - 3hrs - $35)
Writing a Compelling Business Plan (Learn the key requirements to write a compelling business plan - 4hrs - $40)

Business Specific

Business Accounting  (Financial management, including management of inflows and outflows of money, setting up accounts, and using QuickBooks - 3hrs - $35)
Effective Consulting: How to start (or improve) your consulting business  (For professionals interested in starting a consulting business or wanting to expand or improve an existing practice - 7hrs - $70)
Export - Import  (International trade offers excellent opportunities for both start-ups and existing businesses - 5hrs – Price varies by location)
Learn about the Semi-Absentee Franchise Business Model  (Learn about becoming a business owner of a semi-absentee franchise model without leaving your current job. - 3hrs - $35)
Opening/Operating a Restaurant  (For anyone thinking about serving food and drink to the public, the basics of operating a successful establishment - 2hrs - $35)
Retail Basics for Online and Brick & Mortar Retailers  (Interactive program tailored to answer your questions pertaining to online, brick & mortar, and retail-oriented selling - 2hrs. - $35)

Social Media
Internet Marketing for Beginners  (Educates small business owners about the fundamentals of digital marketing and leveraging it to grow their business - 3hrs - $35)

Special Workshops/Seminars
Using Computers to Enhance Your Business  (Learn how to leverage modern computer technology to enhance and expand your business while protecting your data from cyber threats - 3hrs - $35)
Surviving and Thriving as a Small Business in the Internet Era  (Learn how to set up a compelling digital presence on Google, Facebook and Yelp directly from the experts at Google - 2hrs - $35)
How to Get Started Writing a Business Plan - Seminar  (This is a small group interactive seminar about the value of a business plan and what goes into it - 2hrs - $35)
Legal Issues for the Small Business   (Addresses many of the legal issues critical to the formation and success of new and existing small businesses  - 3hrs - $35)









Upcoming Workshops

Business Accounting (Oakland)
December 4th, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Writing a Compelling Business Plan (Oakland)
December 12th, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm