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Monday, May 1, 2017

CA Small Business Month Kick Off Press Conference
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
California State Capitol, South Steps
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Small Business ADA Compliance Workshop
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Valley Sierra SBDC
1020 10th Street, Suite 102
Modesto, CA
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Join us for a special workshop for local small businesses on American Disability Act compliance requirements and the various programs and services that are available to help business owners. The workshop features a panel presentation moderated by California Small Business Advocate Jesse Torres and leadership from the California Commission on Disability Access, the California Division of State Architects and the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center.

Agenda

9:00-9:30 AM  Registration/Networking
9:30-9:35 AM  Welcome
9:35-10:30 AM   Panel Presentation
Jesse Torres, California Small Business Advocate (moderator)
Ida Clair, Senior Architect, CA Division of State Architects 
Angela Jemmott, Executive Director, California Commission on Disability Access
Kurtis Clark, Director, Valley Sierra SBDC
10:30-10:45 AM  Q&A
Monday, May 22, 2017

Cybersecurity for Your Small Business
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
General Assembly DTLA
360 E 2nd St #400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Co-hosted with the United States Secret Service and ScaleLA, this special workshop focuses on best practices on protecting your small business from cybersecurity threats.  Featuring a panel of experts in cybersecurity, small business and technology, the forum will provide actionable steps on how to mitigate risk for your business. Click here for more information.

Agenda

6:00 PM  Registration/Networking
6:30-6:45 PM  Welcome
6:45-7:45 PM  Panel Presentation (Speakers TBD)
7:45-8:00 PM  Q&A
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Disaster Preparedness for Your Small Business
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA,
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Workshop will include information on state and federal disaster planning and preparedness efforts for small businesses and communities, and how to get involved with response and recovery efforts when a disaster occurs.

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9:00 AM  Registration/Networking
9:15-9:30 AM  Welcome
9:30-10:30 AM  Panel Presentation (Speakers TBD)
10:30-11:00 AM  Q&A

Other Events

Friday, May 5, 2017

N.E.W. Non-traditional Employment for Women
A new way for women who want to start their future today!
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Get a Taste of Success Business Pitch Competition
State Finals

See the top three finalists from both high school and college divisions give live pitches to a panel of judges via livestream.
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Partner Events

National Small Business Week

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Sacramento

May 1, 2017

Small Business Week Multi-Chamber Mixer
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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May 1-5, 2017

Capital Region Small Business Week
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roadmap to Success: Small Business Symposium with Sacramento County
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Avenue
McClellan, CA

Roadmap to Success: Small Business Symposium is the one-stop for answers in a free helpful and friendly environment. Navigators will direct you to the resources and roadmaps are available to help you determine how to find services at the symposium. We look forward to seeing you. Please register to be eligible for prize drawing.

San Francisco

May 15-20, 2017

San Francisco Small Business Week
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May 19-21, 2017

Maker Faire Bay Area
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Los Angeles

May 1, 2017

West Covina National Small Business Week Awards
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West Covina City Hall (Council Chambers)
1444 West Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA 91790
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LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Small Business Recognition Ceremony
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Los Angeles City Hall
(event by invitation only)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Capital and Certification Expo
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San Fernando Valley Small Business Networking Expo
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Los Angeles BusinessSource Center
South San Fernando Valley
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Business Essentials for Entrepreneurs
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6-Week Entrepreneur Training Program
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ICON Business Expo
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ventura SCORE event in Oxnard
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Art of Networking
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Free Business Start Up Workshop
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Free Basic Credit Workshop
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Social Media Marketing Workshop
City of Azusa Small Business Week Event
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hosted by Laverne SBDC
2180 Third St., La Verne, CA
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Let’s Talk about Credit Reports & Scores
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Top Notch Technology for Your Business
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91st Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (registration at 7:15 AM)
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles
404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Free Business Start Up Workshop
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Harbor-Watts Entrepreneur Workshop
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Build Your Credit Report to 700+
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Hollywood Entrepreneur Workshop
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Business Essentials for Entrepreneurs
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Identify and Market to Your Ideal Clients
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Harbor Watts Entrepreneur Business Development Workshop
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Business Credit History - Are Your Working on It?
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May 13-June 10,2017

5-Week Entrepreneur Training Program
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Small Business Awards
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Licenses and Permits for Your Business
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The Dolphin Tank:  Long Beach
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Starting Your Own Small Business
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Harbor Watts Entrepreneur Business Development Workshop
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Intro to Business Planning
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A CEO’s Guide to Strategic Networking
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San Pedro Small Business Roundtable Networking Event & Dinner
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Accessing L.A.
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
EXPO Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center
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Sales Tax for Retailers
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Free Business Start Up Workshop
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Business Plan for Entrepreneurs
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Entrenamiento Para Empresarios (Spanish Language Only)
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Oakland

May 1-6, 2017

City of Oakland Small Business Week
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