Online Seminars - Starting Your Business

These presentations may be of particular interest to you if you are just starting, or thinking of starting, a business in California. They are designed to assist you as a small business owner, covering the basic and necessary information you need.

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Basic Sales and Use Tax

The Board of Equalization presents all of the basics you ever wanted to know about Sales and Use Tax and a little bit more. This presentation should save you money and problems.

Sales and Use Tax Record Keeping

(Webinar aired on July 30, 2013)

  • Video
  • Q&A (from July 30, 2013 webinar)

The Board of Equalization conducted a webinar on Sales and Use Taxes basic record keeping requirements. The webinar gives a basic overview of what records and requirements are needed to comply with your sales and use tax responsibilities as a retailer. Also, there is a Q&A section so you can see what participants asked the presenter the day of the event.

Developing a Business Plan

SCORE presents this course is an overview on how to write a business plan designed to aid new business owners with start-up and financing needs. It will also assist established business owners with a plan to implement changes in response to a changing economy. A well written business plan is a necessity during these tough economic times and is a critical part of business success.

Finance Primer: Guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Programs

This course will introduce you to your local U.S. Small Business Administration and will provide an overview of their helpful programs and services. Learn how to finance the startup of a new business or the expansion of an existing business with the SBA's loan guaranty programs.

Operating Your Business from Your Home

The Internal Revenue Service presents this video is for small business owners who operate their business out of their home. The video provides information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of the home. At the end of this video you will be able to determine if you are eligible for the business use of the home deduction and determine the deductions you are eligible for.

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