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Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center
It's Time for QuickBooks!
It's that time of year again when every business owner is buckling down and organizing expenses, receipts, accounts, etc. for tax time. Have you considered how much simpler your life would be if you had just implemented an accounting software system?
"It's absolutely critical for small-business owners to at least consider QuickBooks as their primary accounting software system. Yes, there are a few alternatives to QuickBooks, but not many, and even fewer worth considering.
Here are just a few things that QuickBooks can do to help you become a better, smarter business owner:
Keep essential information at your fingertips.
Better use of your online banking system.
Collect more of your accounts receivable.
Pay your business bills efficiently.
Receive payments immediately.
Access your financial informational, anywhere.
Use scanning software to track receipts."
To learn how to implement QuickBooks now, sign up for CVWBC's QuickBooks for Beginners Two Part Series by Clicking Here. To read more of this article, "Why You Can't Afford to be Bad at Bookkeeping",
A vision board can have many purposes for the entrepreneur. It can provide a welcome visual means of focusing on the path the business needs to take, where the focus of the business should lie, and much more. Join us to learn how you can construct a board that will motivate and guide you!
Little Love's Baby Boutique was inspired by a visit to a similar boutique in Northern California that owner Linda Perea took with her daughter about a year and a half ago. Motivated by the charm of the store and the idea of offering an alternative to the higher priced specialty stores, Linda began working with CVWBC and the IYT program to create LLBB.
LLBB and Linda have been happily serving the public for nearly 11 months now, and we invite you to join us to see this up-and-coming boutique with its upscale offerings, friendly service, and reasonable pricing. CVWBC Connects resumes its 2016 season with this great location – come visit, meet friends (and new ones), network, and have FUN! Glenn Scott of Small Biz Advantage is our speaker for the month; he will introduce a conversation on sales. Be there!
Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Facilitated By: Glenn Scott
Location: 74210 Highway 111 Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Participants will how to efficiently and effectively write a business plan by breaking the project down into four parts. This interactive and easily relatable series clarifies and condenses the process of writing a business plan.
This workshop is designed to give women entrepreneurs – especially those just getting started in business – a foundational knowledge of the tools available to make building, running, and preserving a business easier.
Would you like to become a more positive person? Attend this workshop to learn how to identify the traits you want to change, eliminate the words and actions that hold you back, and develop systems for a more positive outlook. This workshop will motivate and inspire you to become the best person you can be!
A workshop to help the pre-venture entrepreneur determine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, funding opportunities, and the steps to start a business. Includes a $20 Coupon for any future CVWBC workshop!
Date: Wednesday March 16, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Facilitated By: Kim Scanlan
Location: 77806 Flora Road, Suite A, Palm Desert, CA
Learn how to be more efficient and simplify your bookkeeping using QuickBooks Accounting Software. This QuickBooks for Beginners workshop will demonstrate functions useful for daily operations in your business. Learn from QuickBooks Pro Advisor Al Gohary!
Date: Fridays, March 18 and April 1, 2016
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Facilitated By: Al Gohary
Cost: $25 per workshop or $40 for both
Location: 77806 Flora Road, Suite A Palm Desert, CA
This workshop deals with the most overlooked, undervalued, and simple tool you can use to dramatically increase the profitability of your business. The class is perfect for you if you are not hitting your financial goals, feeling overwhelmed, or second-guessing your decisions. Join us to get focused and GET IT DONE!
Marketing can be simple – if you follow simple steps. But what are the steps, and how do you know what's right – or even what to do? In this basic marketing workshop, marketing maven Stephanie Green takes us through the basics and lets us know what to do and when. A fun and informative workshop!
Have you remained impartial enough to determine whether your business idea is strong enough to create a successful business? If not, perhaps you need to join us for this guide into how you need to research, what you need to look at, and how to analyze the data you find.
People aren't born experts at business networking; it takes consistency and perseverance. Powerful net-workers use a proven system and implement it religiously. In this workshop, you will learn that systems… step-by-step. You will learn how to engage people with your story, identify who you should be networking with, how to follow up, and much more!
To ensure that the workshops you are interested in will avoid the pitfalls of location change, rescheduling, or cancellation, please remember to register as early as possible. We appreciate your cooperation, and look forward to seeing you in upcoming workshops.
Diversity Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo
Strategies For Success in Today's Economy. Speakers will be Diane L. Harkey, Jeff Stone, Chad Mayes, Glenn Miller, and keynote speaker Lucy Pinto, Director of Diverse Markets from Google!
Basic Sales and Use Tax
Knowledge in Marketing Tools
Networking Opportunity for Small Business
Programs for Minority and LGBT Owned Small Businesses
Meet representatives from key federal agencies that can help you start or grow your business, including reps from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and UCI's Applied Innovation/The Cove. Workshops and resources will be made available beginning at 8:30.
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: Includes 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location: UCI Applied Innovation 5141 California Avenue, Irvine, CA
Meet traditional lenders, alternative lenders, and microlenders, and participate in sessions designed to assist you in learning about the lending process, what makes you a good loan candidate, how to improve your credit rating, and much more!
2016 Pedestrian Accessibility Upgrades- Various Locations
The City of Jurupa Valley contracts with PlanetBids, Inc. to administer its Online Bidding System. PlanetBids requires potential vendors and bidders to register and log-in to its website in order to download contract and bid proposal documents, thereby assuring a means of notifying vendors and bidders are identified as "Planholders" of all subsequent information and addenda issued by the City.
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: Until 2:00 pm
Location: Office of the City at Jurupa Valley City Hall
Coachella Valley Women's Business Center is committed to developing thriving, sustainable women-owned businesses that achieve and create economic prosperity through entrepreneurship. To find out how we can help you, visit our website today!
The CVWBC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested two weeks in advance. Contact Kim Scanlan, 760-345-9200, 77-806 Flora Road, Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92211.