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If you can write an email, you can write a blog! Learn what a blog is, where blogs are found, how to pick a blog topic that makes money, and over a dozen ways to get content. Find out why blogs are your best website for today’s internet, and get valuable tips and techniques for promoting your blog via social media sites to increase your blog traffic. *$30 materials fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 7/21/2018, ending 7/21/2018

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/21/18

End date: 07/21/18



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This two-day class is designed to prepare you for the CalBRE Real Estate licensure exam (RE Salesperson and Broker). You will receive diagnostic pre and post-tests to gauge your strengths and weaknesses. Donyea will use an interactive PowerPoint presentation to take you through each section of the exam. The exam prep course implements the CalBRE required classes. Prerequisites: Completion of Real Estate Principals, Real Estate Practice, one elective course approved by the BRE, and meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the salesperson or broker exam. Further eligibility requirements can be found at http://www.dre.ca.gov/ $25 material fee due at registration. Bring a sack lunch both days.    

Schedule : Weekly - Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/28/2018, ending 7/29/2018

Instructor : Donyea Adams 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $149.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

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Start date: 07/28/18

End date: 07/29/18



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Whether just getting started or already in business, developing a sound business plan is essential for obtaining many types of financing and helps evaluate opportunities. Find out how to go about creating one. Learn about defining market opportunities, unique selling advantages, marketing strategies, management structure, corporate culture and financial projections. You’ll leave class with a working template and the knowledge needed to create your own business plan. $20 material fee, due at registration, for Gerald's comprehensive electronic workbook. Receive the link and access code upon registration. Print (recommended) or download on a personal device and bring to class. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #40201) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 8/4/2018, ending 8/11/2018

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

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Start date: 08/04/18

End date: 08/11/18



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Only half of new businesses survive five years. Lay the groundwork for a thriving business, exploring such topics as: identifying opportunity and market size, market analysis, measuring the risk/reward ratio, protecting your ideas, and pricing your goods and services. You’ll also learn about financial projections and be introduced to a variety of funding options. Plus you’ll leave this class with a working template for creating a successful business. $20 material fee due at registration for Gerald's comprehensive electronic workbook. Receive the link and access code upon registration. Print (recommended) or download on a personal device and bring to class. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Business Plan (Class ID #40202) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/7/2018, ending 7/14/2018

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

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Start date: 07/07/18

End date: 07/14/18



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We offer several Entrepreneurship classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Fall semester opens for registration in mid-August, our Spring in mid-January, and our Summer in mid-May.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.   To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout).

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Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Get leads, find prospective clients, and pull people in the door using proven social media marketing methods and tools. Discover how to create a Facebook page for your business with content that attracts followers, and connect your website to it. Also find out how businesses are using coupons, promotions, offers and “check-ins” to attract and build a fan base. Finally, get valuable information on marketing with sites like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. *$30 material fee for comprehensive workbook and CD with complete instructions on creating a Facebook page, advertising on Facebook, and marketing on other social media sites.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 7/14/2018, ending 7/14/2018

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/14/18

End date: 07/14/18



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Do you have what it takes to manage rental property? If you are actively looking to purchase a piece of income property, or if you have suddenly become the owner of real estate, find out what you need to know about the most important aspect of rental housing management: keeping the unit occupied with paying tenants who don’t destroy it or terrorize the neighbors! Learn how to prepare a property for rent, set rents and security deposits, develop a cost-effective marketing campaign, and show your rental unit to prospective tenants. Find out about techniques for good tenant selection, how to meet minimum standards required for a property to be habitable, proper insurance, how to work with contractors for maintenance, and how to deal with tenants who overstay (and don’t pay). Please note: This class does not cover management of commercial properties. This class DOES NOT cover management of commercial real estate. $15 material fee payable in class. This class is held off-campus in Mar Vista; directions provided upon registration.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/7/2018, ending 7/14/2018

Instructor : Angela Young 

Location : SMC Bundy Campus Location : 
  SMC Bundy Campus.

Class Fee: $129.00

Materials Fee: $15.00

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Start date: 07/07/18

End date: 07/14/18



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Explore Google AdWords and search engine optimization (SEO) to drive traffic to your site. Discover how a landing page can be used for promotions and offers, as well as what makes a successful email newsletter and how you can build one for pennies. Finally, find out how to use feedback sites and FREE local listings that can help you generate more business. *$30 materials fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 7/21/2018, ending 7/21/2018

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/21/18

End date: 07/21/18



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The way people use the internet has been impacted by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs. Learn to leverage social networking for your business and/or to stay in touch with family and friends in a busy world. Find out how these exciting tools differ and how each can be used to best advantage--as well as how to set up accounts and find friends, family members, and groups to establish connections with the largest, most popular services. *$30 material fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; starting 7/14/2018, ending 7/14/2018

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/14/18

End date: 07/14/18



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You can sell up to $50,000 per year of food made in your home kitchen, thanks to California’s Homemade Food Act (AB1616). Approved products include breads, jams, cookies, roasted nuts, and many other foods not requiring refrigeration. Get detailed information for starting and operating a "Cottage Food" business. Learn how to conduct a product assessment, develop recipes, calculate ingredient and packaging costs, and appropriately price and label your items. If you have a passion for artisan foods and an entrepreneurial mindset, don’t miss this class. $30 material fee, due at registration, for an extensive class packet with all the forms and documents you’ll need to start your new business.  

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM; starting 7/28/2018, ending 7/28/2018

Instructor : Caron Ory 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

Start date: 07/28/18

End date: 07/28/18



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Not having to commute, being close to your family, and being your own boss are just some of the many benefits of working at home.Helene Liatsos will share the secrets of success that she has culled from over 20 years experience as a business consultant. Topics include developing entrepreneurial qualities; selecting the right business; startup procedures and legal requirements; and licenses, permits and zoning, You’ll also learn about banking, taxes and record keeping; sales, marketing, advertising and promotion; and balancing your life. If you’ve ever thought of starting your own home—based business or want to enhance the one you have, join us for this practical and exciting seminar. Class fee includes step-by-step DVD and reference booklet for starting and operating a home-based business.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 7/21/2018, ending 7/21/2018

Instructor : Helene Liatsos 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 07/21/18

End date: 07/21/18



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