The LA Times Multicultural business forum

Learn from leaders in the Latino community  as they share their insights on the best marketing practices, grants, loans, business licenses and more. Stay and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Seats are limited, RSVP today! 

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The Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Studies seeks to further the understanding of leadership and use this understanding to build leadership capacity in small business organizations. The Center offers a platform for brainstorming and sharing of ideas and best practices and helps to connect entrepreneurs, small business owners, students, educators and thought leaders from around the world. 


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Upcoming Workshops and Events

SBDC Orientation 
This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses. Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for additional dates.
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Caltrans DBE Supportive Services - January Training Workshops

Learn how to fast track your business today... FOR FREE!
DBE or Potential DBE Firms:
  • Attend online or in-person training classes on a wide variety of subjects
  • Access training materials designed to increase your business success
  • Receive technical assistance
  • Certification Application Support
  • Join DBE Advantage, our Business Development Program
See below for our Upcoming Training Workshops!
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Designation provides priority access to federal funding to address the area’s 46% poverty rate

Los Angeles, CA – June 6, 2016

This morning at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti announced that South Los Angeles won a federal Promise Zone designation in the third round of the competition. The event was attended by Mayor Eric Garcetti, elected officials who represent the area – including Congresswomen Karen Bass and Lucille Roybal-Allard, community partners working in South Los Angeles, and residents - including students from the Coalition for Responsible Community Development’s YouthBuild Charter Academy.

The goal of the Promise Zone initiative, created by President Obama in 2013, is to significantly reduce poverty by creating a federal partnership with communities. South L.A. is now one of thirteen urban Promise Zones in the nation, and Los Angeles is the only city to have two designations within its city boundaries.

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Managing Multiple Social Media Profiles at Once

Does your business have profiles on multiple social networks?

Looking for a way to manage your social media presence more efficiently?

In this article you’ll discover how to monitor and manage multiple social media profiles from a single, customized dashboard.

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Twitter for Business Marketing

Is Twitter a part of your social media marketing?

Or have you let your Twitter marketing drop off lately?

Here’s a checklist of everything your business needs to do to get on (or back on) Twitter and start seeing great results.


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Lunch & Learn: Brand Building



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Launching on Social Media: A Timeline for Business Owners

Are you starting from scratch with social media? mh-social-media-timeline-600.png

Got a new product or a new business?

Having a social media launch plan is essential.

Click "Read More" to discover a step-by-step plan for launching your new social media presence.

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4 Ways Your Business Can Get Started on Instagram

Are you wondering how to use Instagram for business?

Have you looked at how others are using it?

With the right tactics, Instagram can help you build awareness, boost engagement, and drive foot traffic to your business.

In this post you’ll discover four ways you can use Instagram to promote your products and services.

Click on "Read More" for a detailed step by step guide on how to set up and effectively manage Facebook Canvas.


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