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Be financially empowered! Gain understandiing of business finances and how to run a business “by the numbers.” Find out how to collect and record financial data and assess operational performance to make sound business decisions. Explore the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows and cash management report. Other topics include labor estimating, pricing and job costing, variance analysis, key indicator reporting, and much more. Attendees will complete an overhead budget during class.  Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #37228) or Creating a Business Plan (Class ID #37229) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 5/6/2017, ending 5/13/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/06/17

End date: 05/13/17



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If you can write an email, you can write a blog! Learn what a blog is, where blogs are found, how to pick a blog topic that makes money, and over a dozen ways to get content. Find out why blogs are your best website for today’s internet, and get valuable tips and techniques for promoting your blog via social media sites to increase your blog traffic. *$30 materials fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 3/27/2017, ending 3/27/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 03/27/17

End date: 03/27/17



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Whether just getting started or already in business, developing a sound business plan is essential for obtaining many types of financing and helps evaluate opportunities. Find out how to go about creating one. Learn about defining market opportunities, unique selling advantages, marketing strategies, management structure, corporate culture and financial projections. You’ll leave class with a working template and the knowledge needed to create your own business plan. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #37228) or Be Your Own CFO (Class ID #37230) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/15/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/08/17

End date: 04/15/17



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Raise funds quickly for your project or venture by finding and tapping individuals who believe in you and your project. This step-by-step class will teach you how to run a crowdfunding campaign to help fund your project or venture.  You will learn how to research the viability of your endeavor, attributes of three major crowdfunding platforms and characteristics of successful crowdfunding campaigns. You will get tips on how to develop a campaign including how to craft a compelling message, select incentives, build a budget and develop a strong marketing plan. Suitable for individuals with little or no crowdfunding experience. $25 material fee, due at registration, for an extensive class packet that will guide you through the steps to launch your crowdfunding campaign!  

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 4/22/2017, ending 4/22/2017

Instructor : Caron Ory 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 04/22/17

End date: 04/22/17



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Anything you care about, you can do something about! A nonprofit campaign is an easy and effective way to create change—so get firsthand experience creating, launching and executing a successful one, with the support of others who also want to make a difference. Focusing on the power of social media marketing and public relations, your ‘homework’ will walk you through the four major steps needed to create awareness, maximize visibility, connect emotionally, engage donors, and offer sustainable solutions to the campaign’s beneficiaries. Whether your goal is work in the nonprofit sector—or simply to be of service—the skills you will obtain can be used to launch future campaigns. *You must bring a laptop or tablet to class.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/8/2017, ending 4/29/2017

Instructor : Loren Medina 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/08/17

End date: 04/29/17



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You can sell up to $50,000 per year of food made in your home kitchen, thanks to California’s Homemade Food Act (AB1616).Approved products include breads, jams, cookies, roasted nuts, and many other foods not requiring refrigeration. Get detailed information for starting and operating a "Cottage Food" business. Learn how to conduct a product assessment, develop recipes, calculate ingredient and packaging costs, and appropriately price and label your items. If you have a passion for artisan foods and an entrepreneurial mindset, don’t miss this class. $30 material fee, due at registration, for an extensive class packet with all the forms and documents you’ll need to start your new business.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 3/25/2017, ending 3/25/2017

Instructor : Caron Ory 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

Please read: NOTE NEW START DATE! Room change to MSA-105

Start date: 03/25/17

End date: 03/25/17

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