Free Small Business Webinar: Retail Is Alive And Well

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In this free small business webinar on strategies and best practices to stay competitive and thrive in retail, BusinessAdvising.org hosted Joe Alexander, founder of Nest Bedding, one of the leading online mattress and bedding brands. In this free webinar you’ll learn about: How a customer-centric approach pays off Tools and strategies for small businesses operating retail brick-and-mortar and online storefronts How to stay competitive in today’s dynamic retail environment   Joe Alexander is a pro bono advisor with BusinessAdvising.org, and the founder of Nest Bedding, one of the leading online mattress and bedding brands. His beds can be found in the homes of some top athletes and celebrities (and Pacific Community Ventures’ staff!) and he’s been lauded in publications such as the Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness and Refinery 29. In 2012, he bootstrapped Nest Bedding and grew it into a $20 million dollar a year force in the mattress and … Read More

Webinar on The Secrets to Getting The Right Small Business Loan

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted Marshall Lebovits, experienced advisor with 30 years in the banking and finance industry, for a free webinar on on the tips and tricks to finding and securing the right loan for your small business. In this free webinar, Marshall covered topics related to: The pros and cons of using debt capital to grow your small business How to best tell your small business’ story to a lender 12 ways you can close the deal With almost 30 years of experience in the secured financing industry, Marshall’s passion is helping growing companies with non-dilutive, asset-backed financing solutions. These companies typically lack access to capital for reasons including a short time in business, hyper-growth sales, customer concentrations, weak cash flow, or highly-leveraged balance sheets. Companies who benefit from Marshall’s advice usually have around $500,000 in revenues and may have B2B accounts receivable, inventory, purchase orders, or equipment that can be offered to a lender … Read More

Webinar on “People Strategies” to Grow Your Small Business

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted HR expert and professional coach Cindy Kaczmarek for a free small business webinar on people and hiring strategies, as well as retention ideas, to grow your small business sustainably. In this free webinar, Cindy covered people strategy topics related to: Determining the talent necessary to reach and exceed your business goals Building rewards that enable you to attract and retain great people Why focusing on performance matters Cindy Kaczmarek is a Certified Professional Coach specializing in helping companies tackle their biggest people issues. She is sought out by business owners and corporate executives to assist them in leveraging their people to build their businesses. Employing five pillars of structure, process, talent development planning, employee relations, and leadership coaching, she is able to rapidly engage with you to create lasting results. Cindy brings “billion dollar thinking” to private companies. Having worked with multi-billion dollar public companies, global private companies, boutique consulting firms, and … Read More

Finding New Customers to Increase Sales

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted brand storyteller Deb Doyle for a free small business webinar on strategies and practices to define, find, and engage with your core customers. In this free webinar, Deb covered sales and marketing related to: Defining Your Core Customer Finding Your Core Customer Engaging Your Core Customer     Deb Doyle, Brand Storyteller/Founder, Stage2 Marketing, shows clients how to find their voices, clarify their messages and create marketing materials that inspire customers to act. Her work has benefited clients such as Varian Medical Systems, Tastes on the Fly Restaurant Group, University of San Francisco, Solar City and numerous start-ups. Deb teaches advertising and social media at UC Berkeley Extension and San Francisco State University Extension. Prior to launching Stage2 Marketing, Deb was an account director at Publicis & Hal Riney where she introduced the first US camera phone and McCann Erickson where she led Stanford Hospital’s first brand campaign. She managed McDonald’s regional … Read More

How Food Businesses Can Improve Their Margins

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BusinessAdvising.org was joined by culinary business consultant Heather McCarthy for a webinar on strategies and practices to improve your food business’ profits and margins In this free webinar, Heather covered: Where does the money go? Understanding cost of goods sold (COGS) and other high-impact margin influencers. How do I know where to make changes? Setting benchmarks and evaluating options. When will I see results? Implementing change and tracking impact.     Heather currently works as a culinary business consultant identifying areas of opportunity for young food businesses to improve their internal structures to create stability while supporting growth. Her experiences in corporate sales and culinary education have created a unique foundation for her consulting practice. Her specific background combines a key understanding of business benchmarks and how to utilize food as a medium through which to connect individuals in a business setting to improve company productivity and employee satisfaction. Heather is also an … Read More

Free Webinar — How Food Businesses Can Improve Their Margins

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Join us on Friday, August 28 for a free webinar on strategies and practices to improve your food business’ profits and margins. BusinessAdvising.org will host culinary business consultant Heather McCarthy. In this free webinar, we’ll cover: Where does the money go? Understanding cost of goods sold (COGS) and other high-impact margin influencers. How do I know where to make changes? Setting benchmarks and evaluating options. When will I see results? Implementing change and tracking impact. Click here to sign up.  Friday, August 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get advice. Heather currently works as a culinary business consultant identifying areas of opportunity for young food businesses to improve their internal structures to create stability while supporting growth. Her experiences in corporate sales and culinary education have created a unique foundation for her consulting practice. Her specific … Read More

Free Webinar: Pillars of a Successful Small Business Brand

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Update: If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the relay here:   Join BusinessAdvising.org on Friday, July 24 for a free webinar on building your small business brand. You’ll learn four essential keys to developing, launching and sustaining a successful brand. Vision/Mission Statements – Where are you going and how are you getting there? Brand Definition – Identify your brands’ personality Marketing Plan – Get your thoughts on paper!! Consistency – Set a goal and stick to it! Click here to sign up. 

Free Webinar: Small Business From Idea to IPO

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This past Friday, our BusinessAdvising.org program hosted entrepreneur Noah Alper — founder of Bread & Circus and Noah’s Bagels — and discussed strategies and practices to take your small business from its conception through to an IPO. This webinar leads small businesses — especially those in the food and restaurant industry —on a path to build and grow. If you couldn’t attend the webinar in person, you can watch the replay here:

Free Webinar—Debt or Equity: What’s Right for My Business?

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Update: Thanks to Sherry Bijan for hosting a fantastic webinar! If you weren’t able to attend in person, you can watch the recap here: Debt or Equity: What’s Right For My Small Business? from PacificCommunityVentures on Vimeo.     Join BusinessAdvising.org and Sherry Bijan — a seasoned veteran of the securities industry — for a webinar on understanding whether debt or equity is the right move for your small business. This webinar is free, and intended for small businesses looking to grow. We’ll cover topics like: Debt or Equity: Which is right for my small business? How to create an investor pitch deck What do funders look at when they’re looking at your business? Click here to sign up. About This Free Webinar Friday, May 22, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT) This presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get … Read More

Free Webinar: How Healthy Is Your Small Business?

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Update If you missed this webinar live, you can watch the recording here: Webinar: How Healthy Is Your Small Business? from PacificCommunityVentures on Vimeo.     Join us on Friday, April 17 for a free webinar on how to measure the financial health of your company. BusinessAdvising.org will host George de Bruin, an executive with 30 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. This webinar is intended for small businesses. We’ll cover topics like: Does your company have a business plan, a long-term growth strategy, and a sustainable path to get there? How can you measure the health of your business? As in personal nutrition, understanding and measuring the health of your business is about sticking with a goal and being persistent. And: this applies to all businesses. In this free webinar, you’ll start planting the seeds and get a firmer direction on how to ensure you’re building your … Read More