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Workshops / Seminars - Increase Your Profits

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop in Oakland for U.S. small to medium size businesses titled "Expanding Horizions" that helps businesses learn how they can compete in the global marketplace. A central focus of this event is the opportunity to schedule and meet in “one on one meetings” with OPIC staff and representatives from the participating U.S.government agencies who will answer questions related to YOUR business. It includes workshop materials, a Continental breakfast and a luncheon. 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)
The Franchise Solutions Round Table (Learn all about Franchising in a small-group, conference room setting - 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)

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Upcoming Workshops

The Franchise Solutions Round Table (Oakland)
September 19th, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
CANCELLED
Legal Issues for the Small Business (Oakland)
September 25th, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Business Accounting (Oakland)
October 9th, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Writing a Compelling Business Plan (Oakland)
October 12th, 2017
1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Planning for Profit (Oakland)
October 16th, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Internet Marketing for Beginners (Oakland)
October 17th, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Using Computers to Enhance Your Business (Oakland)
October 20th, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Export - Import (Fremont)
October 21st, 2017
9:00am to 11:30am
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Finding Customers / Marketing Your Idea (Oakland)
October 26th, 2017
8:15am to 1:30pm
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Business Accounting (Pleasant Hill)
October 27th, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
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