Webinars On Demand

 

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

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Workshops

QuickBooks 101 (DESKTOP)

Learn How to Set Up Your Company with QuickBooks Desktop. 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.

Remote Working

Learn about how small businesses can develop and execute Continuity of Operations through planning, telework, remote management, and customer service practices to sustain business activities during periods of interrupted business service. Lori will discuss her experiences with remote workings — advantages, problems, and helpful communication tools.

QuickBooks 101 (ONLINE)

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.

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.

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.

Social Media Advertising

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. 

Search Engine Optimization

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.

Google Adwords

Google Adwords allows small businesses to leverage the power of Google to promote their companies, and one of the most powerful ad types is AdWords. Join Steve Burnside in our crash course and discover how you can use Google Adwords to grow your business. With an MBA in strategic management and years of online marketing experience, Steve will guide you through the steps to maximize your business’s digital presence.

Coffee & Conversation

Jenn Rollins, Digital Market Media

Jenn Rollins, Director of People and Culture at Digital Market Media (DMM) explains the unique aspects of our culture and how culture has helped their company flourish during the pandemic.

Since joining the team Jenn has helped DMM cultivate a world-class culture centered around the company’s Core Values and steadfast focus of being the engine of opportunity for its team members. She has built an all-star People and Culture team, comprised of 8 talented individuals, 7 of whom have been promoted and homegrown from within the DMM team! This amazing team supports Talent, HR, Culture and Training and are key to the growth and success of DMM.

AngelCon 2021 Investors

Hear from three Angel Investors as they share their experience being part of AngelCon 2021. An angel investor (also known as a private investor, seed investor or angel funder) is a high-net- worth individual who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs, typically in exchange for ownership equity in the company. While most people know AngelCon as a pitch competition that happens once a year; becoming an investor is a year-long training process that leads up to the main event. AngelCon 2021 investors John, Kristen and Mitch will share what the process was like, what they seek in a startup, and hold open Q&A for attendees.

Evan Cohen, Thrive

Evan Cohen, Accelerator Manager at Thrive, will walk you through what venture investors are looking for when assessing deals, and how to successfully attract venture investment. Evan is responsible for the implementation and execution of the accelerator program, and management of SVG Ventures portfolio companies. According to CrunchBase, SVG Ventures is the most active Agtech investor in the world. SVG Ventures invests in companies through their award-winning accelerator THRIVE.

Cyndi Darlington

This session will focus on all aspects of marketing for any small businesses, with a focus on hospitality — restaurant, grocery, and retail products. In particular, we’ll cover marketing in a post-COVID world — how to get your business noticed on a small business budget, what marketing tools will be critical in the next few years, and how consumer expectations are changing in 2021 and beyond.

Tim Dossa, Glenn Burdette

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.

Donica Forensich and Rolando Locci

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.

January 13th, 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.

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.

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.

Cara Crye, Farm Supply

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.

Kat Axelsson, Tastry

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.

AngelCon 2020 Investors

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.

Sandra Dickerson

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

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