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11/26/14
New Venture Series for Start-Up Businesses

This 4-part training series provides essential information for individuals thinking about starting a new business and new business owners.  Topics include: Legal Requirements & Market Analysis, Cost Analysis, Funding Your Small Business and Business Plan Overview.  You will learn the legal requirements for business start-up, how to assess your market and plan for direction, how to obtain funding, and calculate start-up costs and best practice for completing a business plan.


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11/27/14
Jimmies FREE Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey and all the trimmings will be served for FREE on Thanksgiving Day!

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11/28/14
Teen Car Control Clinic

Thunderhill Raceway Park is sponoring the Teen Car Control Clinic (TCCC) which gives students real=world, hands-on experience behind the wheel of their own cars. Students go through training that includes, but not limited to: sid control, emergency stops, reverse driving, parallel parking, hazard advoidance, freeway merging, and much more. NASA hosts these events because it's our belief that we can make the streets safer for everyone, and at the same time, save the lives of inexperienced drivers. More teens are killed in auto accidents each year than by any other means. It is our mission to prevent as many avoidable accidents as possible.

 

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12/02/14
How to Manage Your Retail Business

Effective retail store management is crucial for ensuring ongoing profit & sustaining your retail store. Timeliness is key! You will learn how to read & use the financial statements for your retail business; understand how your inventory impacts your bottom-line, and why it is important; discover techniques to identify warning signs to be more proactive in solving issues before they become problems; and strategically plan ahead for success.


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12/03/14
QuickBooks Online


Learn how QuickBooks Online (QBO) works compared to the desktop versions. You will learn how to navigate around QBO, how to set up QBO (including importing data & setting preferences), and how to record transactions. Strategies will include brief discussion on chart of accounts, accrual vs. cash basis accounting, and other basic accounting terminology. The trainer will be using a live web-based test file provided by Intuit. The trainer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) & QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Includes manual.


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12/04/14
SpeakEasy Toastmasters

Weekly practice of speaking and leadership skills.

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12/04/14
Email Marketing Workshop

Take full advantage of this holiday season by boosting your business with the power of social media and email marketing! Attend our no-cost workshop to learn simple strategies for small businesses. You will walk away with the tools and systems you need to succeed.

What You'll Learn
1. Why Email Marketing?
2. Why Social Media?
3. Tips and Tricks to Harness the Power of Social Media and Email Marketing.
4. A Simple Action Plan to Help You Succeed.
5. The Tools and Systems to Make Things Happen.

Attendees will walk away from this workshop with actionable information that can help them use social media and email marketing to increase business this holiday season.
There is also a chance to win a 1st generation Nexus 7 Google Tablet.
 

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12/04/14
ServSafe Food Safety Training & Certification

California Uniform Retail Food Facility Law requires re-testing and re-certification of competence in Food Safety and Sanitation every 5 years.  Passing the ServSafe® exam is necessary to renew your certification.  Includes the National Restaurant Association ServSafe® exam,  ServSafe® Essentials book, answer sheet & certificate.  The ServSafe® workshop is recognized by the by the California Health Department & fulfills State Certification obligations.
You will learn the importance of food safety practices and how to implement them in your food establishment. The trainer is a State certified & nationally known restaurant consultant. Participants must register and purchase books 3 weeks prior to class to allow for book delivery and self-study. Limited Seating!


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