Jun
10
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jun
17
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jun
24
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jul
1
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jul
8
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jul
15
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jul
22
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources @ Santa Clara Library
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. This series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Santa Clara Library

Designed by successful entrepreneurs who’ve been in your busy shoes, this mentor-supported program gives you the structure and support you need to set your sights on the future.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

No need to register! Just show up at the location noted at left.

Program Overview

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get your business started.

July 1, Session 1: Startup Basics and Business Concepts

July 7, Session 2: Marketing Plan  

July 16, Session 3: Financial Projections

July 22, Session 4: Funding Sources 

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Jul
23
Tue
How to Succeed in Business – It All Depends on Sales @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Face it, you don’t have a business without sales. But, did you know, the traditional approach to sales may be working against you? In this class you’ll learn why. You’ll also learn a proven, predictable, repeatable sales process that can make you more effective, more confident, more successful, and more money. 

This class is for you if you’re:

  • Worried that you’re not making the money you need or deserve
  • Frustrated because you’re not selling to enough new customers
  • Disappointed that you’re having great meetings but prospective customers aren’t calling back
  • Angry that every sales person you’ve ever hired (if any) just hasn’t worked out 

Key Topics

  • Open forum to raise your issues and concerns related to sales and selling
  • Why the traditional approach to sales works for buyers and against sellers
  • How effective sales doesn’t include a high pressure “pitch,” rather a two-way conversation
  • How to adopt a proven sales process you can implement right away

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this class you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze and articulate why your sales aren’t as high as you want or need them to be
  • Explain why the traditional sales process is broken
  • Describe the seven steps of a proven sales process you can implement for your business
  • Stop ”pitching” and start selling – and explain why the latter is more natural and effective 
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

El Programa: Únete a nuestro program de emprendimiento de 9 sesiones diseñado para ayudarte a lanzar y crecer tu pequeño negocio. Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Regístrate antes del 24 de Junio!

Nosotros somos Centro Community Partners, una organización local sin ánimo de lucro que ofrece talleres interactivos y dinámicos para ayudar a nuevos emprendedores y a pequeños empresarios, especialmente a mujeres y otras comunidades vulnerables, a crear su plan de negocio y a prepararse para ser dueños de sus propios negocios. Nuestros talleres dinámicos, interacticos y divertidos te ayudan a desarrollar tu modelo de negocio e interactuar con otros emprendedores interesantes.

También puedes aprender a crear tu plan de negocio en tu teléfono simplemente utilizando el app Centro Business Planning App, disponible en Español e Inglés.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos semanalmente los Martes en la tarde de 5:00pm a 7:30pm, empezando el 25 de Junio de 2019 hasta el 20 de Agosto de 2019.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org/espanol

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 sesiones de talleres.

La validación del estacionamiento para el garaje en 88 S 4th street se proporcionará en el programa.

 

Jul
24
Wed
Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

You will learn:

  • California payroll reporting requirements: forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements.
  • Independent contractor reporting requirements
  • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options
  • Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

There is no charge for this seminar.

To make reservations, visit the EDD website at www.edd.ca.gov/payroll_tax_seminars/ or call 866-873-6083

Jul
29
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Jul
30
Tue
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

El Programa: Únete a nuestro program de emprendimiento de 9 sesiones diseñado para ayudarte a lanzar y crecer tu pequeño negocio. Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Regístrate antes del 24 de Junio!

Nosotros somos Centro Community Partners, una organización local sin ánimo de lucro que ofrece talleres interactivos y dinámicos para ayudar a nuevos emprendedores y a pequeños empresarios, especialmente a mujeres y otras comunidades vulnerables, a crear su plan de negocio y a prepararse para ser dueños de sus propios negocios. Nuestros talleres dinámicos, interacticos y divertidos te ayudan a desarrollar tu modelo de negocio e interactuar con otros emprendedores interesantes.

También puedes aprender a crear tu plan de negocio en tu teléfono simplemente utilizando el app Centro Business Planning App, disponible en Español e Inglés.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos semanalmente los Martes en la tarde de 5:00pm a 7:30pm, empezando el 25 de Junio de 2019 hasta el 20 de Agosto de 2019.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org/espanol

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 sesiones de talleres.

La validación del estacionamiento para el garaje en 88 S 4th street se proporcionará en el programa.

 

How to Advertise on the Internet @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn How To Advertise on the Web

In this class we will cover how advertising works on the Internet, why it should be considered for every small or large business, and how to make the most of it. Learn how Google Ads works, along with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn ads and more.

Key Topics:

  • Deciding on your best outlets
  • Determining a budget estimate or range
  • Campaigns
  • Targeting options
  • Keyword development
  • Calls to action
  • Developing ads
  • Landing Pages
  • Measuring activity and conversions
  • Test for success

Learning Outcomes:

You will come out of this class with a working understanding of key factors and decision points to get the most out of your online advertising budget.

 

 

Jul
31
Wed
Starting a Business: Write a Business Plan @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Commit your business idea to paper. It’s the key to Success!

This class is a follow-on and companion to Thinking of Starting a Business.  It walks you through the basics of putting your business idea on paper. It teaches the basic content of what is required and gives you help in thinking through some of the issues. It is aimed at folks who have a feasible business idea and are now ready to think through all of the details. It is the information that you need to attract people, money, and clients but it needs to be written. It helps you to describe your product or service, your market and your potential clients. Going through the Business Plan process reveals to you the strengths and weaknesses of your idea and how to improve it. It gives you the confidence to sell your idea to others. This process forces you to think through the critical issues in an organized way and sharpen your business skills. The business plan will help you prepare your roadmap for success.

Note: This class is designed for those who have clearly defined and documented their business model and its feasibility as developed in the class “Thinking of Starting a Business”.

This class teaches you the key elements of a business plan including:

  • How to find important market and competitive data relevant for your business;
  • How to figure out the unique benefits your business has to offer;
  • How to position your business and develop a realistic sales projection.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will learn about market share and its importance
  • You will learn about customer demographics and why they’re key
  • You’ll learn to describe your business strategies
  • You’ll learn the importance of describing your business succinctly
  • You will learn to create a two-year financial plan
  • How to price your services to make a profit
  •  

Aug
5
Mon
Want to Be Your Own Boss? Launch Your Dream Business! @ SJPL Works, MLK Library
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Program: Join us for a 9-session entrepreneurship program designed to help you start and launch your small business. We’ll teach you basic business strategy, personal financial budgeting, market analysis, products/services, operations, marketing strategy and business finance.

Register by June 8th!

We are Centro Community Partners, a local non-profit that provides a step-by-step workshop series to help new and rising entrepreneurs especially women and other underserved people create a business plan and prepare themselves for business ownership. Our dynamic interactive and fun workshops help you develop your business model and interact with other amazing entrepreneurs.

Also, learn about creating your business plan on your smartphone just download the Centro Business Planning App.

Date / Time: Weekly on Monday evenings from 5:00pm – 7:30pm – starting June 10th, 2019 and finishing on August 5th, 2019.

Location: San Jose – SJPL Works in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library.

You can learn more about us and our programs at: CentroCommunity.org

This is a FREE event and we are looking for your commitment throughout the 9 sessions of the workshop.

Come Join Us! We Believe in Your Dreams!

Aug
6
Tue
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

El Programa: Únete a nuestro program de emprendimiento de 9 sesiones diseñado para ayudarte a lanzar y crecer tu pequeño negocio. Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Regístrate antes del 24 de Junio!

Nosotros somos Centro Community Partners, una organización local sin ánimo de lucro que ofrece talleres interactivos y dinámicos para ayudar a nuevos emprendedores y a pequeños empresarios, especialmente a mujeres y otras comunidades vulnerables, a crear su plan de negocio y a prepararse para ser dueños de sus propios negocios. Nuestros talleres dinámicos, interacticos y divertidos te ayudan a desarrollar tu modelo de negocio e interactuar con otros emprendedores interesantes.

También puedes aprender a crear tu plan de negocio en tu teléfono simplemente utilizando el app Centro Business Planning App, disponible en Español e Inglés.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos semanalmente los Martes en la tarde de 5:00pm a 7:30pm, empezando el 25 de Junio de 2019 hasta el 20 de Agosto de 2019.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org/espanol

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 sesiones de talleres.

La validación del estacionamiento para el garaje en 88 S 4th street se proporcionará en el programa.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

You will learn:

  • Common misconceptions about independent contractors.
  • Ways to combat payroll tax fraud.
  • How to distinguish between employees and independent contractors.
  • Statutory and exempt employment.
  • Resources to help classify workers.
Employers Benefit From A Registered Apprenticeship Program @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come learn how Registered Apprenticeship programs help businesses develop highly skilled employees, reduce turnover rates. and  increase productivity.

Presented by the CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards.

Free. No registration required, but encouraged.

Parking validation for garage at 88 S. 4th Street will be provided at the program.

Aug
8
Thu
Small Business Marketing @ SBDC Silicon Valley
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who should attend this workshop: Current business owners who need to develop the tools to find clients, want to extend their client base in order to increase their sales.