Webinars On Demand

 

We’re bringing our events virtual! Check out our online webinars below.

Click each event to sign up and access the full live stream.

Coffee & Conversation

June 17th, 2020

Hear from HR expert, Sandra Dickerson. Sandra will share her experience as the CEO of a professional services firm over the past 30+ years.

September 9th, 2020

Cara Crye, CEO of Farm Supply, will join us this month to discuss her twenty-four year journey with the local farmer-owned cooperative. Cara began working for Farm Supply as a Cal Poly student, transitioned to Marketing Coordinator upon graduation, was promoted to V.P. of Communications, and named President / CEO in July 2017.

January 21st, 2021

Steve Ehret, co-owner of Sandbox Marketing, will join us this month to share his experience in dealing with a sudden shut down of his business amid a pandemic, identifying a new opportunity, and pivoting his business to meet a new market demand. Generating tens of millions in revenue over a few short months, Steve has a wealth of knowledge, creativity, and a small business entrepreneurial spirit to share with you.

July 8th, 2020

Participate in a conversation with Angel Investors from AngelCon 2020. Learn more about their process participating in the program and what they seek in a startup.

October 14th, 2020

Jenny Kassan, owner of Jenny Kassan Consulting, will join us to discuss business funding and ways to seek the right investors for your company. She will teach you the steps to get funding on your own terms, where to find investors, and how to confidently speak to them on behalf of your business.

February 21st, 2021

Donica Forensich and Rolando Locci will join us this month to share their collective experience as legal and finance professionals. They will discuss stories of client success and failure, best practices and “do’s & don’ts” to help you make smart decisions early in the process and avoid common mistakes. This session is perfect for those starting their fundraising journey, either with investors or banks.

August 13th, 2020

Hear from Katerina Axelsson CEO and Founder of Tastry. Tastry is a sensory sciences company that uses advanced chemistry, machine learning and artificial intelligence to match consumers to products they will love.

November 9th, 2020

Trent Ellingsen, owner of Atlas Alpha and winner of AngelCon 2020, will join us this month to talk about his journey after winning $120K in equity investment. Trent launched Atlas Alpha in February 2019, Atlas leverages social networks into profitable marketplaces, fueled by forum experts through a proprietary Application Programming Interface (API) based solution.

March 10th, 2021

Tim will discussing all the latest developments with the Paycheck Protection Program – both on the Second Draw Loans and on the First Round Forgiveness fronts.  In addition, we’ll explore the Employee Retention Credit and how it can be used along with the PPP loans.

Workshops

QuickBooks 101

Learn How to Set Up Your Company with QuickBooks Online. Damon Watkins is the Director of Finance & Operations for Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He is a motivated, personable business professional with a 15+ year track record in multiple aspects of financial control, management and policies/procedures. He prides himself on having strong communication skills, and is accustomed to working with sensitive and confidential records, always protecting and maintaining confidentiality.

March 3rd, 2021

Come find out how Google works, on the inside. We will be taking a deep dive into the technical infrastructure that powers Google Search, Google Docs, Android, Google Cloud, and several other billion-user services. Digital Marketing expert, Steve Burnside, will be presenting material on an internal system called Borg, a predecessor to the Open Source Software: Kubernetes. This will show how Google Engineers get code into production efficiently, and scale it up to serve billions of customers.

QuickBooks Intermediate

Learn how to manage and secure company files, list items, order and sell inventory and how to apply vendor discounts. Damon Watkins, the Director of Finance & Operations for Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, is a motivated, personable business professional with a 15+ year track record in multiple aspects of financial control, management and policies/procedures.

February 3rd, 2021

Learn how to plan and use Facebook and Instagram Advertising to increase your business’s online exposure. YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world, additionally has a vast array of untapped features for you to grow your business. 

QuickBooks Tax Reporting

QuickBooks Reporting lets you use your QuickBooks data to create interactive reports and gain better insight into your business. It quickly runs reports without sacrificing speed and performance for all QuickBooks users. Learn how to create and modify financial reports, handle records, and manipulate costs. Damon Watkins, the Director of Finance & Operations for Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, is a motivated, personable business professional with a 15+ year track record in multiple aspects of financial control, management and policies/procedures.

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