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

Free Webinar On January 27 — Retail Is Alive and Well

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Join us on Friday, January 27 for a free small business webinar on strategies and best practices to stay competitive and thrive in retail. BusinessAdvising.org will host 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   Friday, January 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get advice. 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 … Read More

Your Lease Is Your Asset! Tips To Secure A Retail Space

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BusinessAdvising.org hosted Lisa Zahner, Executive Director of Urban Solutions — for a free webinar on better understanding how your commercial lease is a vital part of your small business. In this free webinar, Lisa covered topics related to: The optimal lease length for your small business How to avoid hidden costs How to negotiate for favorable terms Lisa Zahner is Executive Director of Urban Solutions, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to thrive in competitive markets. She has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Urban Solutions’ staff, programs ,and execution of its mission: to strengthen underserved neighborhoods by supporting small businesses, job creation, diversity and sustainability. Lisa’s professional experience spans from her own startup businesses to management consulting, real estate investment, and community economic development. She looks for exciting and interesting ways to activate vacant retail storefronts, to bring life-giving businesses to … Read More

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

Free Webinar On November 18 — Your Lease Is Your Asset! Tips To Secure A Retail Space

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Join us on Friday, November 18 for a free small business webinar to better understand how your commercial lease is a vital part of your small business. BusinessAdvising.org will host Lisa Zahner, Executive Director of Urban Solutions — one of our great local partners in San Francisco and an organization that’s been connecting small businesses to real estate and leasing services for almost 25 years. Negotiating a favorable lease puts you and your small business in a position to succeed. In this free webinar you’ll learn about: The optimal lease length for your small business How to avoid hidden costs How to negotiate for favorable terms   Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get advice. Lisa Zahner is Executive Director of Urban Solutions, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with … Read More

“People Strategies” to Grow Your Small Business

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This free small business webinar focuses on people and hiring strategies, as well as retention ideas, to grow your small business sustainably. BusinessAdvising.org hosted Cindy Kaczmarek, experienced advisor on people issues to small business owners and corporate executives. In this free webinar, Cindy covered: 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 … Read More

Free Webinar On October 14 — The Secrets to Getting The Right Small Business Loan

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Join us on Friday, October 14 for a free small business webinar on the tips and tricks to finding and securing the right loan for your small business. BusinessAdvising.org will host Marshall Lebovits, experienced advisor with 30 years in the banking and finance industry. In this free webinar, we’ll cover: 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   Friday, October 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get advice. 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 … Read More

Free Webinar On September 16 — “People Strategies” to Grow Your Small Business

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Join us on Friday, September 16 for a free small business webinar on people and hiring strategies, as well as retention ideas, to grow your small business sustainably. BusinessAdvising.org will host Cindy Kaczmarek, experienced advisor on people issues to small business owners and corporate executives. In this free webinar, we’ll cover: 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   Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PDT) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions and get advice. 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 … Read More

4 Ideas To Keep Your Small Business Safe Online

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When you have a small business, security is key. There’s no room for error, and any breach of your security can spell real trouble. However with these tips you’ll be safe to fight another day. You should start off by securing all of your passwords. The paranoid among you may be keeping a hard copy of your passwords, and writing them down in code for yourself just in case it falls into the wrong hands. The not so paranoid may just be using a few tricks to keep themselves secure. You can now set up the majority of your business’ social media accounts and accounting profiles to request a code if you’re using an unfamiliar device. It can be set up so that it automatically sends you a security number in the form of a text message to your phone, and once you receive that you can continue with the login process. … Read More

Big Wins For Small Business Advising

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Meet Deb Doyle, a marketing marvel making a massive impact in the small business world. Deb is one of our many talented business advisors here at Pacific Community Ventures. Not only does she mentor business owners and hold free webinars with our nonprofit, she’s on the board of directors with NAWBO (National Association for Women Business Owners). And, she runs her own marketing consulting business– Let’s just say she’s pretty awesome. Deb has been volunteering with us for four years now, and was recently matched up with Elsie of Monarch Fine Art, a small business owner working with our partner Accion’s small business accelerator program. Elsie had been working in healthcare management for over 15 years, but was also an avid art collector. In 2013, there was an art gallery that was being put up for sale and Elsie saw the opportunity to bring Monarch Fine Art Gallery to life. Monarch … Read More