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QuickBooks Intermediate

The Launch Pad, Grover Beach + Zoom 391 Front St, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA, United States

Damon Watkins, Director of Finance & Operations Learn How to Set Up Your Company with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Intermediate is the second step in a three part workshop series. Learn how to manage and secure company files, list items, order and sell inventory and how to apply vendor discounts. We will cover best practices for the online and desktop platforms of the QuickBooks software. Led by Damon Watkins, 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. REGISTER


Water Conservation and Economic Impact

THE SANDBOX Paso Robles + Zoom 1345 Park St, Paso Robles, California, United States

California’s long drought has impacted many industries, but arguably none more than agriculture. The allocation of this finite resource has sparked competition and raised questions about conservation and the most valuable candidates for its distribution.  Dr. Franklin Gaudi, Executive Vice President of Design at Laurel Ag & Water, will discuss the impact of the drought on San Luis Obispo County’s agricultural regions, technology available to growers, and the future of water allocation.  Dr. Gaudi holds certifications through the Irrigation Association (IA) as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) in surface, drip/micro, and sprinkler, as a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), and as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS).   He is a former member of the Irrigation Association Certification Board and is recognized through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) as a Certified Crop Advisor. REGISTER


SCORE: Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business


With the final quarter of the year still ahead, learn what actions you can take to that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2022. Learn about big changes made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, and other legislation, as well IRS pronouncements, that relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations. Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, learn which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out. In this webinar, you will learn: Year-end actions to reduce your 2022 tax bill Best business practices to avoid problems with the IRS Strategies for potential tax changes still to come Necessary actions to get ready for 2023 ABOUT THE PRESENTER(S) Barbara Weltman is a small business expert, prolific author and trusted advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs. She also serves on the advisory board of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Barbara Weltman Small Business Expert, Big Ideas for Small Business®. REGISTER


SBDC: Coffee and Conversation with AngelCon 2022 Winners

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

The winners of AngelCon 2022 will join us this month to talk about their journey after winning a total of $205K in equity investment. Acre Cloud - Winner ($135,000) AcreCloud’s farm-management platform offers growers and contractors customized control over their operations, extensive auditing capabilities, and access to new products, such as AcrePay and AcreAnalytics. It is the rare marriage of fintech and agtech. Novocuff - Runner-Up ($70,000) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), preterm birth complications were responsible for approximately 1 million deaths in 2015. Novocuff is designing a minimally invasive, non-surgical device that will help prevent preterm birth. REGISTER


Customer Service for Scaling Companies

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

October 19th  |  9–10:30AM  |  CIE HotHouse  |  Free Fast growing companies have their hands full building their in-demand products/services and serving their rapidly expanding client base. What's often left behind is capturing knowledge held by founders and early hires who know their business clients and the processes involved in delivering a delightful experience post-sale. This investment -- a set of practical, low effort steps -- will help you scale beyond your current team to avoid a knowledge bottleneck that risks both employee and client satisfaction. Christi Hale has spent her 30+ year career working in high-growth technology companies with a relentless commitment to customer delight and helping client-facing teams succeed. She currently serves as Director of Operations for Land Gorilla, a leading technology provider of construction loan management software. REGISTER

Cómo Emprender Su Negocio

6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA Atascadero, CA, United States

Register Here Ser propietario de un negocio puede ser una empresa estimulante, exigente y lucrativa, pero no es para todo el mundo. Un elemento clave del éxito es la capacidad de planificar el presente y el futuro. Cuanto más planifiques, más informado estarás, lo que a su vez te ayudará a centrar tus prioridades y a tomar grandes decisiones en el proceso. Las finanzas personales y de negocios son disciplinas importantes en el ambito financiero. El exito en gran medida, depende de un plan, y dar prioridad a los objetivos que la persona se ha propuesto. Opciones de asistente en persona e híbrido Instructions: En persona: El evento en persona se llevará a cabo en 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA 93422-4269 Virtual: los asistentes recibirán la información de inicio de sesión de Zoom* la mañana del evento.

SBA Loan Programs and How to Apply

CIE Hot House 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Register Speaker: Kay Mardon, Lender Relations Specialist (SBA) The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need. Learn how SBA loan programs can help you Start, Grow, and Expand your business. 7(a) Loans - A group of SBA loans which guarantee portions of the total amount, cap interest rates, and limit fees. 504 Loans - Long-term, fixed-rate financing to purchase or repair real estate, equipment, machinery, or other assets. Microloans -The smallest loan program, providing $50,000 or less to help businesses start up and expand. Instructions: There are two ticket options: 1. Attend in person - there are 20 in person seats available for this webinar. Please choose the "Attend in person" ticket. Current COVID-19 indoor gathering guidlines will be followed. In person event will take place at the Cal Poly CIE Hothouse (872 Higuera St., SLO, CA 93401). 2. Attend via Zoom - there are 100 zoom webinar seats available for this webinar. Please choose the "Attend via Zoom" ticket  and you will recieve Zoom login information one day before the event.


Coffee & Conversation – VC Panel

8:30-9:30AM - Keynote Speaker 9:30-10AM - In Person Networking A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss current trends and what investors look for when deciding whether or not to fund your new venture. Experts will share real-world experiences that provide insight into how investment decisions are made. This is helpful for anyone interested in commercializing their venture or investors who want to hone their skills. Panelists include representative from Central Coast Ventures, Entrada Ventures and Santa Cruz Ventures.


QuickBooks 101

872 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

Register Learn How to Set Up Your Company with QuickBooks Selling: invoices, sales receipts, payments, deposits, credit memos, and customer statements Buying: bills, bill payments, checks, bill payment stubs, and credit memos Inventory: purchase orders, receive items, adjust inventory Sales Taxes: set up, adjust, pay, and report sales taxes 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.