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A Member of the UC Merced SBDC Regional Network, providing business consulting and training services throughout Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties since 2003.

Modesto Trainings 

Please note: As of January 1, 2014 we will no longer accept cash as a form of payment. All payments made by check must be received three days prior to the training date. To pay by credit card please click the buy now button below the registration button. 

All trainings take place at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th Street, Suite 102 in Modesto. Unless otherwise noted. 

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September Trainings

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October Trainings

Wed. October 1, 2014: Improve Your Marketing with Competitive Analysis 

What you don't know about your competitors can hurt your business. Every business has competition - and it's not always obvious who, what, or where your competitors are. Learn basic competitive analysis techniques to better understand your company's market environment and improve your ability to compete and build your business. 

In this class, we'll cover: 
Why a competitive analysis is an essential tool to smart business planning, no cost/low cost research methods to gather basic information, helpful tips for how to use your data to help target your marketing efforts, and much more! Download flyer

Mon. October 6, 2014: Customer Service, 5-8pm, No Cost 

Join in a conversation about building your business on a foundation of service excellence. Topics to be discussed during this interactive seminar include: the "whys" of customer service, what good service looks like, how service affects the bottom line, great service at a distance and more. Facilitated by Faith Alchorn-Self, former Nordstrom Customer service manager and trainer with 22 year of experience. View flyer here.


Tues. October 7, 2014: Introduction to QuickBooks, 5-7pm, Cost: $20 per person 

Ever thought of using QuickBooks? Don't have any idea why it might be better than your current system? Don't know if it will meet your needs? Attending this training will help you gain a better understanding of accounting concepts and QuickBooks terminology before deciding to take the QuickBooks leap. View Flyer

 

Fri. October 10, 2014: Business Forum - Rejuvenate Your Business, 7:30am - 11:00am, $49 per person (breakfast included)

Revitalizing a business will be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you will ever have. When you consider the range of activities the 8 steps involve, including delivering tough messages, making difficult organizational decisions, developing strategy, creating a project plan, holding individuals accountable, urging the organization forward in the face of uncertainty, and celebrating success, it should be clear that no individual leader will be good at and feel at ease doing all of these. The good news is that the 8 steps are learnable, there are resources available to help you, and the process gets easier over time.

Martin G. Petersen Events Center 720 12th Street Modesto CA (between G & H Streets)  

Mon. October 13, 2014: Essential Business Compliance Records & How to Keep Them, 6-8pm

This class will help small business owners understand what records they are required to keep to be in compliance with the constantly changing rules and methods for keeping those records. It will cover Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, as well as general business record keeping. View flyer.

Tues. October 14, 2014: Business Start Up, 8-10am, 

Attend our two hour training that provides you with a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. View flyer

Tues. October 14, 2014: QuickBooks for Beginners, 5-8pm, Cost: $40 per person 

Ideal for first time users to learn how to set up chart of accounts, customers and vendors. View flyer

Wed. October 15, 2014: How to Interpret the Digital Market, 6-8pm

Facebook versus Google+? Pinterest or Instagram? Youtube or Vine? Deciding if you still need a business website? Understanding the digital market is the first step in deciding the best use of your online marketing dollars and time. This workshop is designed to be your first step or the next step in understanding why digital marketing is an essential aspect of your business marketing mix. View flyer.

Tues. October 21, 2014: QuickBooks for Intermediate Users, 5-8pm, Cost: $40 per person 

Learn to set up inventory, enter and receive deposits, enter and pay bills, enter sales, track and pay sales tax, and create reports. Beginner level QuickBooks skills needed. Your spot is temporarily held until payment is received. Space is limited to 10 people. View flyer

Wed. October 22, 2014: Online Presence for Local Business, 6-8pm, Cost: $20 per person

Learn the best uses for different types of online presence, with examples of best practices. Attendees will understand the difference between content that they own and control and content that is distributed on other platforms. Finally they will learn strategies for integrating their marketing message between a website and various social media platforms and online directories. Attendees are encouraged to use their own connected devices throughout the session. Click here to view the flyer. 

Wed. October 29, 2014: Getting Your Message Out, 6-8pm

Marketing is more than just advertising! It's about identifying your customers and sending the right message. Learn more about the basics of marketing plan and other topics. View flyer


 

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November Trainings

Mon. November 3, 2014: Access to Capital, No Fee, 6-8pm 

Looking for capital to start or expand your business? We can help you! Come learn about: SBA loans, Lines of Credit & Micro Loans, Entrepreneurship Opportunities, Preparing for a Loan Application and much more! View flyer

 

Tues. November 4, 2014: Introduction to QuickBooks, Cost:$ 20 per person, 5-7pm 

Ever thought of using QuickBooks? Don't have any idea why it might be better than your current system? Don't know if it will meet your needs? Attending this training will help you gain a better understanding of accounting concepts and QuickBooks terminology before deciding to take the QuickBooks leap. View flyer

 

Mon. November 10, 2014: Beginners QuickBooks, Cost:$40 per person, 5-8pm 

 

Ideal for first time users to learn how to set up chart of accounts, customers and vendors. View flyer

Wed. November 12, 2014: Business Start Up, No Fee, 6-8pm

Attend our two hour training that provides you with a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. View flyer

Wed. November 19, 2014: Intermediate QuickBooks, Cost: $40 per person, 5-8pm

Learn to set up inventory, enter and receive deposits, enter and pay bills, enter sales, track and pay sales tax, and create reports. Beginner level QuickBooks skills needed. Your spot is temporarily held until payment is received. Space is limited to 10 people. View Flyer

Thurs. November 20, 2014: Human Resources, 6-8pm 

This two hour training with an Human Resource expert will cover regulations and requirements for the California employer. View flyer

 

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December Trainings 

Wed. December 10, 2014: Business Start Up, 8-10am 

Attend our two hour training that provides you with a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. View flyer

Mon. December 15, 2014: Create Digital and Traditional Marketing Content To Get Your Audience Involved, 6-8pm 

Learn how to develop traditional and digital marketing copy and content that gets your readers' attention, and makes them want to discover more and take action on your products and services. Plus, learn how to take your website copy from a basic digital brochure to contemporary content by using language and formatting that gets visitors interested. Download flyer


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