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Business and Management Education Programs

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Orientation with Welcome Luncheon

Friday February 23, 2018

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000 Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Friday February 23, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You and Your Business (Mod 1)

Friday March 2, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Friday March 2, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Growth and Opportunities (Mod 2)

Friday March 16, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Friday March 16, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Financial Statement Workshop I & II

Saturday March 24, 2018

The Financial Statements Workshop (FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Saturday March 24, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Money and Metrics (Mod 3)

Friday April 6, 2018

Financial literacy is essential for growing your business. You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Friday April 6, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Lender Clinic

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Leader (Mod 4)

Friday April 20, 2018

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Friday April 20, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

It's the People (Mod 5)

Saturday April 21, 2018

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Saturday April 21, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Marketing and Selling (Mod 6)

Friday May 4, 2018

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Friday May 4, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Negotiations Clinic

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Wednesday May 9, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Operations and Processes (Mod 7)

Friday May 18, 2018

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Friday May 18, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Legal Clinic

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Wednesday May 23, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Being Bankable (Mod 8)

Friday June 1, 2018

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Friday June 1, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Lender Clinic

Wednesday June 20, 2018

This clinic gives scholars the opportunity to play the role of bankers on a loan committee evaluating three preliminary loan applications. Bankers role-play the applicants, and scholars conduct a Q&A as part of the process. Each loan committee is asked to make loan recommendations for each applicant:

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 1

Thursday June 21, 2018

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Thursday June 21, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 2

Friday June 22, 2018

During the final session of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Friday June 22, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Negotiations Clinic

Wednesday October 10, 2018

This Negotiations Clinic provides the scholars with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of different kinds of negotiations that they commonly do as they run their businesses. They will learn how to anticipate and respond in each type, as well as how to prepare for negotiations. By participating in these role-plays and discussing afterwards the outcomes and tactics each scholar used, they see both the limits and benefits of their practice and they learn new tactics for getting better outcomes.

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

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Date
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Orientation with Welcome Luncheon

Friday May 4, 2018

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000 Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Friday May 4, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You and Your Business (Mod 1)

Saturday May 5, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Saturday May 5, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Growth and Opportunities (Mod 2)

Friday May 18, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Friday May 18, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Financial Statement Workshop I & II

Friday June 1, 2018

The Financial Statements Workshop (FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Friday June 1, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Money and Metrics (Mod 3)

Friday June 15, 2018

Financial literacy is essential for growing your business. You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Friday June 15, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Leader (Mod 4)

Friday June 29, 2018

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Friday June 29, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

It's the People (Mod 5)

Friday July 13, 2018

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Friday July 13, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Negotiations Clinic

Wednesday July 18, 2018

This Negotiations Clinic provides the scholars with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of different kinds of negotiations that they commonly do as they run their businesses. They will learn how to anticipate and respond in each type, as well as how to prepare for negotiations. By participating in these role-plays and discussing afterwards the outcomes and tactics each scholar used, they see both the limits and benefits of their practice and they learn new tactics for getting better outcomes.

Wednesday July 18, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Marketing and Selling (Mod 6)

Friday July 27, 2018

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Friday July 27, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Legal Clinic

Wednesday August 1, 2018

The Legal Clinic provides the scholars with an opportunity to build upon the previous foundation content and to provide the scholars the relevant information around the legal aspects of human resource issues found in growing a company, particularly those related to hiring, developing, and dismissing employees.  More specifically, the topic is largely employment law as it directly relates to the practice of the scholars in how they manage and grow their businesses.

Wednesday August 1, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Operations and Processes (Mod 7)

Friday August 3, 2018

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Friday August 3, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Being Bankable (Mod 8)

Friday August 17, 2018

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Friday August 17, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 1

Thursday September 6, 2018

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Thursday September 6, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 2

Friday September 7, 2018

During the final session of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Friday September 7, 2018

Location

Los Angeles City College 855 N. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90029

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Description
Date
Download PDF

Orientation with Welcome Luncheon

Friday August 17, 2018

Our opening module will orient participants to the 10,000 Small Businesses program and allow faculty, scholars, and business service providers to connect with each other while learning more about entrepreneurial skill sets and the entrepreneurial economy of the region. We will discuss the outcomes of participants’ business assessments and dig into the ideas behind how to create and act upon a Growth Plan. As part of our first session we will hear from a panel of entrepreneurs on their approach to growing businesses, their use of local business assistance resources, and the relationship between their business and family lives.

Friday August 17, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You and Your Business (Mod 1)

Saturday August 25, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Saturday August 25, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Growth and Opportunities (Mod 2)

Friday September 7, 2018

During our second module we will explore different strategies for growing a successful small business. Participants will learn about the elements of a highly impactful business Growth Plan and how the program’s coursework and support services will enable them to complete and implement such a plan. We will work through a series of exercises on identifying and evaluating business opportunities and conclude with a clinic designed to strengthen participants’ networking skills.

Friday September 7, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Financial Statement Workshop I & II

Saturday September 15, 2018

The Financial Statements Workshop (FSW) is a six hour face-to-face workshop (two, three-hour sessions) taught by community college faculty. The goal is to get the scholars more comfortable with financial statements in general, and their numbers more specifically. This workshop will focus on financial statement construction and format with the underlying assumption that if the scholars understand how to construct the three basic financial statements, they will more easily be able to interpret and forecast financial statements.

Saturday September 15, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Money and Metrics (Mod 3)

Friday September 21, 2018

Financial literacy is essential for growing your business. You must understand your company’s financial statements, how they relate to each other, and how they can help you set goals, benchmark progress and grow your revenue and bottom line. In this module, we review financial statement basics and then develop analyses and forecasting methods to plan and monitor your business growth.

Friday September 21, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Lender Clinic

Wednesday September 26, 2018

This clinic gives scholars the opportunity to play the role of bankers on a loan committee evaluating three preliminary loan applications. Bankers role-play the applicants, and scholars conduct a Q&A as part of the process. Each loan committee is asked to make loan recommendations for each applicant:

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

You are the Leader (Mod 4)

Friday October 5, 2018

Most small business owners are looking for a path to becoming a more strategic and effective leader for their business. In this module, participants take part in a simulation to better understand their personal leadership style and receive feedback on entrepreneurial approaches to different leadership styles. Participants then negotiate through a set of interactive business cases.

Friday October 5, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

It's the People (Mod 5)

Saturday October 6, 2018

High-growth small businesses frequently attribute their success to the quality and dedication of their people. This module will help participants to hire, develop, and retain talented individuals who can help them grow their businesses. We use a number of exercises to explore the role of organizational culture and human capital management on jump-starting business growth and then work with participants to incorporate new practices in the design and implementation of their Business Growth Plans.

Saturday October 6, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Marketing and Selling (Mod 6)

Friday October 19, 2018

Sales, selling, and the management of the whole marketing system are critical aspects of business growth. This module focuses on how to understand the nature of customer relations, markets, and the competition. In partnership with local and national business service providers, we recap the fundamentals of sales and marketing and then explore various international and governmental procurement opportunities. This module includes exercises that allow participants to improve their personal selling skills and a panel to discuss social media-based marketing.

Friday October 19, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Operations and Processes (Mod 7)

Friday November 2, 2018

Small business owners frequently lament that they do not know how to effectively implement their growth strategies because “everything needs to be done at once.” The final modules of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum help participants to organize and sequence the various aspects of their Business Growth Plans to prepare for successful implementation. This module emphasizes operations, including work flows and logistics, to help participants better analyze what their businesses are, what they can be, and how to bridge that gap.

Friday November 2, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Legal Clinic

Wednesday November 7, 2018

The Legal Clinic provides the scholars with an opportunity to build upon the previous foundation content and to provide the scholars the relevant information around the legal aspects of human resource issues found in growing a company, particularly those related to hiring, developing, and dismissing employees.  More specifically, the topic is largely employment law as it directly relates to the practice of the scholars in how they manage and grow their businesses.

Wednesday November 7, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Being Bankable (Mod 8)

Friday November 16, 2018

In this module, we review the different types of financing available, discuss the steps to obtain financial capital through each, and help participants understand which funding sources are most appropriate for their businesses and how they can become more bankable. Fundamental business valuation techniques are also examined as a possible metric to assess a company’s growth prospects. This module will be supported by a panel of local bankers and financial service providers.

Friday November 16, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 1

Thursday December 6, 2018

Realizing that entrepreneurship does not have to be a lonely endeavor can be a freeing experience for small business owners. In this session we introduce the role of external business advisors (e.g. mentors, consultants, advisory boards) and explore best practices for accessing and implementing their advice. The module concludes with a panel of external advisors who will describe their services and interact with participants.

Thursday December 6, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.

Action Growth, Part 2

Friday December 7, 2018

During the final session of the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum, participants will have the opportunity to present their Business Growth Plans and receive feedback from their business advisors and peers as they hone and prepare to implement their strategies. We also will discuss the role of small businesses in the regional economy and ways in which participants might assume leadership roles in strengthening the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem moving forward.

Friday December 7, 2018

Location

Long Beach City College 4900 E. Conant Street, Building O2 Long Beach, CA 90808

Practical Hours

Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. In addition, participants must attend sessions such as networking events, legal and financial clinics and other business assistance activities.