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Social Media Management for Small Business May 1st

Social Media Management for Small Business


Wednesday May 1st, 10 am - 11:30 am


Location:
PACE LA Business Development Center - Downtown Los Angeles

Having lots of social media accounts and little time makes managing your online marketing complicated. Come and learn how to efficiently manage your social media marketing. You will learn the 3 "R's" of social media branding, how to create great content and find out how timing is key to everything in social media. Save time and frustration by finding a social media management tool that fits your needs.

  • How to manage several accounts efficiently
  • Creating great content
  • Learn "3 R's" of Social Media Branding
  • Timing is everything

Listen to the latest Caught on The Web Radio Show talking about the class in detail to see if the class could help you and your business!


Listen to the show here Caught on The Web Radio on Blog Talk Radio

For more details and registration information visit http://www.the-ultimate-answer.com/classes and check out the whole Social Media Series at PACE LA starting on May 18th.

Visit PACE LA BDC at www.pacelabdc.org

Kick Your Marketing Plan Into High Gear for The New Year

Social Media Marketing Plan Workshop

January 22nd, 9:30 am to 12 Noon

Downtown Los Angeles

Get Your Thinking Cap OnGet Your Thinking Cap On!

Get a jump start on your 2013 social media marketing plan with the Social Media Marketing Plan Workshop. Creating an effective social media plan can be confusing and exhausting if not planned out properly. This workshop will walk you through a sample social media marketing plan that you can adapt and adopt for your business website. Find out how to create your ideal social media marketing plan by including all the social media outlets that are appropriate for your target audience. If you use Twitter, Facebook, blogging, bookmarking or any of the current networks available,, this class will help you organize and map out how to use all these tools effectively. You will be able to set up a plan that fits your business, industry, and target audience. You will leave the class with an executable social media marketing plan for your business website in 2013. 
 
Workshop Topics:    
* How to decide which social media outlets are right for your business
* How to brainstorm and creatively market your business using social media
* How to create content for your social media marketing
* How to plan 6 months in advance for your social media marketing

Location:
PACE LA Business Development Center - Downtown Los Angeles

Cost: $20 Members / $Non Members - FREE to become a PACE Member and save on all classes! Get Details Here

For details and registration information register here

Social Media Series for Small Business Starts October 3rd

Social Media Series for Small Business

Every Wednesday Night @ PACE LA in Downtown Los Angeles

Every Wednesday night in October at 6pm to 7:30 pm a new social media class! The Series is held at PACE LA in Downtown Los Angeles and you can take all of the classes or just take one, it's your choice. Details on all the classes here - RSVP is requested and class size is limited.

Here are the dates and classes for October @PACE LA Business Development:

  • October 3rd, Facebook for Small Business 101
  • October 10th, Twitter for Small Business 101
  • October 17th, LinkedIn for Small Business 101
  • October 24th, Social Media Management for Small Business
  • October 31st, Social Media and Your Website for Small Business

You can take one class or buy 5 and get one free -

Cost is $30 or $60 depending on whether you join the PACE student membership program. All the details are at the registration links

Find out more about PACE visit http://www.pacelabdc.org

Details on the classes and what's covered you can visit here or check out these 15 minute radio shows that cover the contents of the class...


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Listen to internet radio with Colleen Rice Nelson on Blog Talk Radio

Social Media and Your Small Business Website Thursday August 30th

Social Media and Your Business Website 101

Thursday August 30th - 10 am - 11:30 amSocial Media and your website class in LA in August

Using social media as a marketing tool is great for your business. But do you understand how social media can create more traffic to your website? Join us and learn the "R.O.P.E.S." about social media marketing and start creating an effective marketing strategy. You have spent a lot of money on your website, find out how to make your website the center of your marketing campaign.

  • Creating an online web presence using social media
  • Connecting Social Media and your website
  • Creating an effective marketing strategy
  • Learn the "R.O.P.E.S" about Social Media Marketing
  • Additional Social Media Marketing Ideas YouTube, Google+

For registration information and details click here and find this class listed last in the Social Media Series Classes

Location: PACE LA Business Development Center - Downtown Los Angeles

Visit PACE LA's website to learn more about what they can do to help you start your business.

Presenter: Colleen Rice Nelson of The Ultimate Answer visit her website to learn more.

Listen to a Caught on The Web radio show talking about the contents of this class -

Social Media Management for Small Business 101 August 23

Social Media Management for Small Business

Thursday August 23rd, 10 am - 11:30 am

Location: PACE LA Business Development Center - Downtown Los Angeles

Having lots of social media accounts and little time makes managing your online marketing complicated. Come and learn how to efficiently manage your social media marketing. You will learn the 3 "R's" of social media branding, how to create great content and find out how timing is key to everything in social media. Save time and frustration by finding a social media management tool that fits your needs.

How to manage several accounts efficiently
Creating great content
Learn "3 R's" of Social Media Branding
Timing is everything



For more details and registration information visit http://www.the-ultimate-answer.com/classes and check out the whole Social Media Series at PACE LA this month in August.

Visit PACE LA BDC at www.pacelabdc.org

Listen to the latest Caught on The Web Radio Show talking about the class in detail to see if the class could help you and your business!


Listen to internet radio with Colleen Rice Nelson on Blog Talk Radio

Twitter for Small Business 101 Thursday August 9th

Twitter for Small Business 101 August 9th

Twitter for Small Business Class August 9thSocial Media Month at PACE LA Business Development Center!
Other classes include LinkedIn for Business 101, Social Media Management, Social Media and your Website. Take one or all of them and save money.

Every Thursday in August at 10 am - 11:30 am

555 million users are finding Twitter a great social or business tool. Find out how to effectively use Twitter in your business marketing campaign, There are many ways you can uniquely use Twitter to enhance your customer service, marketing or simple connection to your audience. Join us and learn about setting up a profile and background, how to say something in only 140 characters, conduct market research, understand Twitter etiquette and market your business. If you don't have time to blog, you have time to micro-blog. Tweet your business to success!

Marketing your business with Twitter
Setting Up shop from username to background
How to say it in 140 characters
Using Twitter for market Research
Following / Followers
Twitter Etiquette

Location:
PACE LA Business Development Center - Downtown Los Angeles

Cost: 30$ / $60 Buy More Classes and Save Money! Visit Registration page for details


RSVP Required
For More Details and Registration Information visit http://www.the-ultimate-answer.com/website-classes

About The Presenter
: Colleen Rice Nelson is a website designer and developer with a passion for helping people get the right information for their website needs! Visit her website and check out her client portfolio and extensive website knowledge. http://www.The-Ultimate-Answer.com

Website 123 Class: The Missing Manual for Website Owners Starts May 22nd

Website 123 Class: Plan, Assemble and Market

Begins May 22nd, 2012

Learn about setting up your website!

Do you have a website that's not performing? Is it time to update your site you haven't touched in years? Do you know how to use social media in your marketing campaign? If you have questions like these, then I have answers for you in the Website 123 Class: Plan, Assemble and Market Your Website.

This class is a series of 3 2 hour classes - PLUS a one hour website consultation with the teacher (Colleen Rice Nelson of The Ultimate Answer). The course provides beginners through advanced website owners practical tips and instruction on how to properly build a professional, search engine optimized website with a social media marketing strategy.

Join us and learn how to create great content and drive traffic to your website. Whether you are building the site yourself or you want to hire someone to do it for you, you need this class. This class is the missing manual for website owners. The course is broken down into easy to understand terms. While there is technical talk used throughout the class, I will also explain what those terms mean as well.

For Details about the class contents visit this page for details

Dates Day & Time: May 22nd 2012 through June 5th, 2012 Tuesdays - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Includes 1 hour individual consultation. To be scheduled during the class.

Location: PACE Business Development Center - 1055 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 900B Los Angeles, CA 90017


Fee: $50 if you pay online, $60.00 if you pay at the door - see registration link for details


Register
via PACE LA Website 1,2,3 Registration Here


See you there!


About PACE LA: PACE Business Development Center is a local, non-profit organization that aims to facilitate the start-up and expansion of businesses in Los Angeles, by providing its clients with business training, capital acquisition, market development, and technical assistance.

About the Teacher Colleen Rice Nelson (The Ultimate Answer) is a web developer that loves to expand individuals and small businesses web presence with creative, effective and targeted website development, social media marketing, organic SEO and good old smarts. Colleen has been teaching people about creating an online web presence for over ten years, and helping clients create a marketing strategy that works with their target audience. Her energy is inspiring and contagious! Catch her online http://www.The-Ultimate-Answer.com

How to Not Completely and Totally Hate Doing Your Taxes

January 15th,. 2012

How to Not Completely and Totally Hate Doing Your Taxes

January 15th, 2012 | Blankspaces on Wilshire | FREE | RSVP

For the average small business owner, getting one’s taxes done is about as fun as getting a root canal, then getting punched in the face, then having your heart broken via text message.

Fortunately, preparing your income tax returns does not have to all that painful. Yes, actually paying the taxes due may hurt no matter what, but the tax preparation process itself can be tamed. If April is your least favorite month of the year, we have a seminar for you:

“How to Not Completely and Totally Hate Doing Your Taxes.”

In this January 15th seminar (3 pm at BLANKSPACES on Wilshire), Enrolled Agent tax consultant Andy Frye of Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. and Certified Professional Organizer Mishele Vieira of Away with Chaos will show freelance entrepreneurs how to:

 Save money on taxes
 Save money on tax preparation
 Avoid problems with the Internal Revenue Service

Surely these are three things that every freelancer can enjoy! The best way to save money on taxes, save money on tax preparation, and avoid problems with the IRS, of course, is to keep good records of all business-related expenses. But for the busy entrepreneur, achieving the dream of meticulous bookkeeping is often easier said than done.

In this seminar, Andy and Mishele show you how to develop a simple, doable record-keeping system for tracking business expenses—and thus not completely and totally hate doing your taxes. At the end of the seminar, attendees will receive a special tax season offer worth more than $200.

Cost: FREE

Location: 5405 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Phone: (323) 330-9505

Thank you to Blankspaces for the generous use of their space! Visit them and learn more about Co-Working space in LA! http://www.blankspaces.com


RSVP Required: http://www.meetup.com/LA-Freelance


Brought to you byThe Los Angeles Freelance Meetup Group – Free to join! For all self-employed, 1099ers, solopreneurs and small business peoples! http://www.meetup.com/LA-Freelance


About Andy Frye:

Vice President of Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. and Enrolled Agent

Andrew Freiburghouse, or “Andy Frye” as he is known in the tax world, has prepared more than 10,000 tax returns over his ten year career. Andy has also provided extensive training of other professional tax preparers.

As a small business owner himself, Andy particularly enjoys working with small business owners and helping them get their tax situations under control and optimized. Knowing that taxes are one of the main challenges facing today’s small business owner, Andy seeks to do his part to alleviate the messy tax issues that often afflict small business owners.

In addition to his tax preparation and consulting duties, Andy is an Enrolled Agent licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS. In this capacity, Andy has negotiated numerous tax debt settlement cases, saving small business clients tens of thousands of dollars in federal income taxes. Far better, though, in Andy’s opinion, is to avoid tax problems in the first place.

Contact: andy@pronto4tax.com 310.577.7530


About Mishele Vieira:

Owner of Away with Chaos and Certified Professional Organizer

Mishele Vieira has been organizing individuals, families, and companies since 1983. After years of working in sales, marketing, and operations management in the corporate world, in 2002 Mishele launched her own professional organizing company, Away with Chaos.

Through Away with Chaos, Mishele works with clients to determine what challenges they face in getting and staying organized. Getting to the root of the challenge without judgment, Mishele helps clients reduce and release the “stuff” that often overwhelms them.

Tailoring her methods to each individual’s unique abilities and personal style, Mishele coaches clients in maximizing their productivity, achieving their goals, and making room for what matters most™. In 2007, Mishele became one of the first people in history to receive the official designation of “Certified Professional Organizer” (CPO). Chaos is her sworn enemy!

Contact: mishele@awaywithchaos.com 818.519.2938

Bring your business cards, your tax questions, and a snack to share with the group (if you can)!

Freelancer Frolic Mega Mixer December 13th - Los Angeles


Freelancer Frolic Mega Mixer

December 13th, 2011

Los Angeles Freelance MeetUp Group

It’s that time of year – to wrap up those projects, file those receipts and get in the spirit of the holidays!

It’s the “office party” to attend this year!

Join fellow freelancers, self employed entrepreneurs and small business owners at the St. Felix for a festive Freelancer Frolic Mega Holiday Mixer!

Join us for:

 -Fun and Holiday Spirit

-Optional Gift Exchange*

-Raffle Prizes

-Great People

-Yummy Appetizers

-No Host Bar

Who: Small business owners, freelancers and solopreneurs from Los Angeles

Cost: $10.00 includes entrance and munchies!

RSVP: Please RSVP here on The LA Freelance Meetup Group AND you must also RSVP and pay your $10 at http://holidaymixer2011.eventbrite.com/

Where: St. Felix 1600 North Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 323-469-5001

Parking: Some street metered parking. Paid lots available nearby, including a lot on Selma.

Why?: A reason to get out of the house and have an “office party” with other people who understand what it means to be self employed!

*Optional Gift Exchange: If you bring a wrapped present of a value of up to $10.00, you can pick a present for yourself from the gift exchange box. You must bring a wrapped cool present in order to participate in the reindeer games. What to bring? Bring something you would like to receive!

Presented by:

LA Entrepreneur Connection http://www.meetup.com...

Los Angeles Freelance MeetUp Group http://www.meetup.com...


NOHOpreneur Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com...

Be sure to RSVP here *AND* RSVP/PAY using the Eventbrite link above. See you at the Freelancer Frolic!

 

 

Become a Tax Preparer and Create a New Income in 2012!

Pronto Income Tax Class Starts December 1st, 2011West Los Angles Tax Preparer Class

Starts December 1st, 2011

CTEC Approved In-Person Class

With tax season rapidly approaching, Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. will offer an accelerated version of Pronto Tax Class Live running December 1 through December 10, 2011. This live classroom tax course, approved by the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) as "qualifying education," will enable students to become professional tax preparers in only 10 days.

Can anyone be a tax preparer?

There is no experience or education necessary whatsoever to attend this class and graduate. You do have to be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Where:

This accelerated 10-day "crash course" will be held in the West Los Angeles office of Pronto Income Tax, located at 4501 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, situated adjacent to Culver City, Venice, and Marina del Rey and convenient to all surrounding Westside communities.

Pronto Tax Class offering Online and In-Person Tax coursesRegister Today:

You can register for this course at www.prontotaxclass.com



Hurry! Class size is limited!

Class size will be limited to 10 students so that each student can receive extensive personal attention and tutoring. Students will also be given in-class access to tax preparation software so that practice tax returns and scenarios can be completed in class in a hands-on tax training manner.

Class Schedule:

Classes will be held every night from December 1 – December 10 from 6pm to 10pm. Students with scheduling conflicts are allowed to miss up to three class sessions and still graduate, as long as they complete the online quizzes hosted at www.ProntoTaxClass.com.

On the last day of the course, students will be guided through the process of obtaining a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS, obtaining a tax preparer bond, and registering with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC). This way, students will graduate from this accelerated 10-day tax course fully equipped to earn money this tax season as professional tax preparers.

What does it include?

The cost for Pronto Tax Class Live is $297 and this includes:
  • Pronto Class Book
  • CTEC Quiz
  • Online Access to private student forum
  • Online Access to video tutorials
  • Online Access to additional resources and updates
  • Once passed, we will notify CTEC on your behalf and you are on your way to becoming a certified CTEC approved tax preparer!
Everything you need to become a certified CTEC Tax Preparer!

You can register for this Pronto Tax Course Live Course at www.prontotaxclass.com


Have questions? Call our Student Support Hotline at (310) 422 – 1283. Thank you and hope to see you there!

About the Instructor: The instructor for the December Pronto Tax Class Live in the Culver City / Marina Del Rey area will be Andy Frye, primary author of the Pronto Tax Class Textbook and an Enrolled Agent who has prepared approximately 10,000 tax returns in his 10 year career.  Special guest appearances will include Kent Frye, who has 40+ years of tax consulting experience, and Casimiro Peña, a top-performing Pronto Income Tax preparer for tax season 2011.

About Pronto Income Tax Inc. of Ca: Pronto Income Tax was founded in 1965 by an attorney/businessman,Pronto Income Tax of Ca. Inc. About Wayne Freiburghouse, who noticed a need for reliable, affordable, and convenient tax preparation. The current partners at Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. are Wayne's eldest son, Kent, and Kent's eldest son, Andy. Kent's son Tim also works in the business and was integral in developing Pronto Tax Class.  Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. currently maintains four office locations in the Los Angeles area: Monrovia, East Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and Carson. Pronto Income Tax of California, Inc. currently maintains four office locations in the Los Angeles area: Monrovia, East Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and Carson. We remain dedicated to providing professional, affordable income tax help in an extremely efficient style that can only be called Pronto. Visit our Pronto Family of Websites: http://www.pronto4tax.com http://www.prontotaxclass.com http://www.renewctec.com