Events & Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

January 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Feb 1

EDC Partner- SCORE Santa Barbara: Digital Marketing Webinar Series

A six part webinar series presented by SCORE Santa Barbara covering all aspects of digital marketing. Every Monday & Wednesday at 4:00 pm starting January 13, 2021.

January 13, 2021 #1 Create a Marketing Plan

January 18, 2021 #2 Skyrocket your Brand

January 20, 2021 #3 Instagram Marketing Essentials

January 25, 2021 #4 Facebook Marketing Essentials

January 27, 2021 #5 Email Marketing Essentials- Basics to Advanced

February 1, 2021 #6 Social Media DIY: Calendar, Create and Promote!

Thursday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.

How to License your Intellectual Property (Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets)

This webinar will explore the fundamentals of how to license intellectual properties either to or from other companies. You will gain an understanding of the terminology, the available resources, costs, timing and rules of thumb necessary for optimizing the value of your IP. Technical, legal, financial and practical issues will be explored. Sponsored by SCORE.

January 14, 1:00 p.m. 

What Changed with Death & Taxes in 2021?

A discussion on key elements of Proposition 19 passed in the November 2020 election. Learn about how Proposition 19 will limit the transfer of assessed values between parents and children/grandchildren, while expanding the ability for certain persons to transfer the assessed value of their primary residence to a replacement primary residence.


Provisions of Proposition 19 affecting transfers between parents and children/grandchildren will become effective for transfers of property occurring on and after February 16, 2021, while provisions regarding the transfer of base year values from one primary residence to another will become effective on April 1, 2021. Sponsored by VCTA & VC CoLAB

Tuesday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

Basic Accounting for your Small Business

Understanding your financial statements is a key to the success of your business. You will learn what your reports mean and the importance of tracking your finances. Now is the time to review your business performance which can shed light on what you are doing right and where you are falling short. Sponsored by SCORE

January 22, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Strong Women, Strong Coffee

Connect, Collaborate, Learn with WEV. Strong Women, Strong Coffee is our monthly meet-up/community empowerment group and we invite you to join us online (with your favorite morning brew) one Friday each month from 9:00am to 10:00am. You'll meet a special guest speaker and enjoy the opportunity to share, listen and support one another in reaching your business goals. This session is titled: Smart Goals for You and Your Business, hosted by Nicki Parr, WEV's Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives with special guest, WEV client Tami Mayorga, Founder of Talk of the Town Hair Studio. 

January 29, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Café Conexito

Conéctate, Colabora y Aprende con WEV. Café Conexito es nuestro grupo de empoderamiento /reunión virtual mensual en la que te invitamos a conectarte (con tu bebida matutina preferida) un Viernes al mes de 9:00 am a 10:00am. Conocerás a un invitado especial cada sesión y disfrutaras de la oportunidad de compartir, escuchar y apoyarse mutuamente mientras alcanzas las metas de tu negocio. Esta sesión estará titulada: Metas Inteligentes para ti y tu negocio, y será facilitada por Irene Kelly, Administradora del Programa de Educación Financiera de WEV con nuestro invitado especial, Armando Sahagun, Asesor de Negocios de WEV.

February 3, 10:30 a.m. 

Email Marketing that Gets Results

Email marketing is a powerful way to leverage your current customers, referral sources and supporters. Email Marketing will help you to stay top-of-mind, and create action. This free webinar will look at best practices and some list building idea as well as discuss real-world examples to help you generate ideas for your business. Sponsored by SCORE.

February 9, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks® Online and Best Accounting Practices for Small Businesses

This live, interactive webinar session is designed to help you understand the features, functions and benefits of QuickBooks Online for small business owners as well as assist you in implementing accounting best practices to manage your business finances. Sponsored by SCORE.

February 10, 10:30 a.m. 

The Amazon “Effect” - It’s Impact on Your Customer’s Expectations

In this webinar we will discuss how Amazon (and companies like them) have changed your customers’ expectations and some basic steps on how you can adjust your business to meet them. These concepts can be applied to your business no matter if you have products to sell or you deliver services. Sponsored by SCORE.

February 16, 10:30 a.m. 

Bankruptcy Primer For Small Business

Bankruptcy- You have heard the term, but what do you really understand? The Small Business Reorganization Task Force has a mission to educate business owners in Central and Southern California about both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options when in financial distress. If you are contemplating bankruptcy, educating yourself is a must! Sponsored by SCORE.

February 23, 10:30 a.m. 

How to Utilize Social Media to Build Your Business’s Brand and Increase Awareness

Social media is constantly evolving, which can make it difficult for your business to keep up. In this webinar, we will break down social media marketing for businesses with best practices that you can use to improve your digital marketing strategy. Sponsored by SCORE.

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Past Webinars

Recorded Webinars

EDC Webinar "Creative Solutions for Commercial Landlords and Tenants During COVID-19". If you missed the free webinar, you can view the recorded presentation HERE.

The webinar covered commercial leasing and finding creative solutions to tenant-landlord disputes during COVID-19 with partners and associate attorneys from Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones, & Feingold. Their excellent panel with extensive experience in lease negotiation, civil litigation, and resolving business disputes reviewed:  
  • Lease provisions during COVID-19
  • The September eviction moratorium
  • Effect of bankruptcies on commercial tenancies
  • Strategies to achieving win-win solutions for both tenants and landlords

January 8, 12:00 p.m. 

New CARE's Act COVID-19 Business Relief-New PPP, Second Round Funding, Expanded Unemployment Benefits and EIDL

Join the EDC for a discussion of new COVID-19 Business Relief. Business Disruption Resource Director, Clare Briglio and EDC SBDC Financial Advisor Juliana Ramirez will be presenting and answering questions around these new federal benefits and expansions to existing programs. Space is limited. Please register early.

January 8, 11, 12, 13, 11:00 a.m. 

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Daily Webinars

The extended deadline for the Round 1 application window closes January 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 

The State of California COVID-19 Small Business Grant Webinar will discuss: The Grant Program; Eligibility Requirements; What the funding can be used for; The Application; Required Documents; and Who to Contact for Assistance. Additionally, this is the first round of applications. Businesses that are not chosen during the first round have the opportunity to be chosen in the second. The second window of applications has not been announced yet.  

Tuesday, January 12, 10:30 a.m.

QuickBooks® Online and Best Accounting Practices for Small Businesses

Join SCORE for a live, interactive webinar session is designed to help you understand the features, functions and benefits of QuickBooks Online for small business owners as well as assist you in implementing accounting best practices to manage your business finances.

January 13, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

2021: Moving Forward With Intention AND Action

Ever have a new year's intention that doesn't last through the first quarter? You're not alone. Intention is important, but when it comes to being an entrepreneur, you need something sturdier to get you to the outcomes you truly want. In this webinar we'll look at how your neurobiology and body influence your capacity to keep showing up to do hard things in hard times. Expect to learn a little theory, to experientially engage in some simple practices, and to walk away with a plan for a new kind of action for the coming year. Presented by Jay Fields, M.A. E-RYT. Sponsored by WEV.

Wednesday, January 13, 10:30 a.m.

Amazon (Increasing Your Sales): Marketing and Ad Campaigns

When you start off selling on Amazon, you have to advertise to generate sales velocity. As your Product listing matures, you still have to advertise, but at a lower percentage of sales to maintain your momentum. In this webinar we will discuss the basics as it relates to how to setup your own Amazon marketing and ad campaigns. Sponsored by SCORE