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  Workshops - Planning A New Business
 
Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check here frequently for updates.
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August

 
Jumpstart Your Dreams! How To Start a Business In 10 EZ Steps
Location:Orange Public Library
407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange 92866
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Date & Time:August 28 2017, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Jumpstart your dreams with this practical, down to earth workshop on starting a business! Follow the 10 EZ Steps to test your market, create a strategy, set operating parameters, explore financing options and start your business plan. The workshop also covers the legal and administrative steps to start-up -- taxes, licenses and regulations – as well as the order in which to do them!

Bonnie Copeland of SCORE presents this workshop. Bonnie started her own retail ski shop at the age of nineteen, built it in five years to $1 million in sales, and then sold it in favor of a career as a stay-at-home mom. Within a year she had started a new home-based business selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops. Five years later Bonnie sold this business, then earned her MBA and moved to Southern California to work as Project Financial Analyst for Hughes Aircraft and Project Manager for Shell Oil. Later, as a Financial Manager for the Disney Corporation, she worked on the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad and managed financial affairs for Disney University and all of the Disney-owned stores at the park and hotels. For over eleven years she was Finance Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, working directly with the Vice President of Sales to manage the financial aspects of a 600-person sales force. She was executive partner to several aerospace and banking firms. Bonnie wrote the strategic plan for a $50 million new venture. She now works part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family-owned firm.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
 
  
September

 
Develop a Winning Business Plan
Location:Chapman University
549 W. Palm, Orange 92868
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Date & Time:September 11 2017, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost Workshop; Fee for Parking
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A Business Plan is an important document for raising start-up capital, helping you to monitor progress and achieving your goals. When done correctly, it is a "living" document and tool that will help you manage the business beyond start-up. We will help you prepare a realistic plan that will document your vision, goals and strategy. No business should be started or maintained without a Plan. The key is an understanding of what should be included and how to capture the reader's interest in a concise but interesting way. Having a difficult time with the financial section? Your presenter will help you understand the three financial statements and how they relate to risk and performance. He will take the mystery out of forecasting.

Jim Chamberlain of SCORE presents this workshop. Jim has an MBA and is a CMA (Certified Management Accountant). Jim has held financial positions with Dexter, General Dynamics and Statek Corporation, as well as an environmental start-up. For ten years he was part owner, director, and CFO of Consolidated Reprographics, an Orange County leading reprographics company. He also helped manage a privately held high technology company awarded as one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in Orange County. During his career, Jim has had extensive experience in merger and acquisition activity as both buyer and seller. He has prepared Business Plans, sold and purchased businesses and has helped entrepreneurs improve their cash flow. Management Accounting is his specialty. Jim has been active in various volunteer organizations, such as SCORE and United Way. He is also a past president and director of the Certified Management Accounting Society of Southern California (CMASSC).

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
The EZ Way To Write A Business Plan
Location:Rancho Santa Margarita Bell Tower Regional Community Ctr.
22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
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Date & Time:September 12 2017, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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A "living" business plan is an important management tool of every business owner. Know where you are going! Develop a realistic business plan as your roadmap to growth and financial viability. Learn step-by-step how to write a business plan that will document your vision, goals and tactics and then continue to work for you. Understand every aspect of your business and be able to monitor your progress. No business should be started or maintained without a plan. It takes time now, but avoids costly, perhaps disastrous, mistakes later.

Bonnie Copeland of SCORE presents this workshop. Bonnie started her own retail ski shop at the age of nineteen, built it in five years to $1 million in sales, and then sold it in favor of a career as a stay-at-home mom. Within a year she had started a new home-based business selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops. Five years later Bonnie sold this business, then earned her MBA and moved to Southern California to work as Project Financial Analyst for Hughes Aircraft and Project Manager for Shell Oil. Later, as a Financial Manager for the Disney Corporation, she worked on the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad and managed financial affairs for Disney University and all of the Disney-owned stores at the park and hotels. For over eleven years she was Finance Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, working directly with the Vice President of Sales to manage the financial aspects of a 600-person sales force. She was executive partner to several aerospace and banking firms. Bonnie wrote the strategic plan for a $50 million new venture. She now works part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family-owned firm.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Start or Grow Your Business – Use Business Model Canvas
Location:Laguna Woods City Hall
24264 El Toro Rd., Council Chambers, Laguna Woods 92637
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Date & Time:September 14 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Starting a new business or managing an existing business is an everyday occupation for a business owner. There are so many variants to manage. How to identify them and how to prioritize them? These are the questions that we will answer in this workshop.

Marc Pakbaz of SCORE presents this workshop. Marc is a serial entrepreneur and a business speaker with an abundance of international experience. Marc has an MBA and a Doctorate Degree in business. He owned and sold two companies. In 30 years career, he has helped more than 200 entrepreneurs to start, run, buy or sell their companies. Marc is a Business Mentor and frequent guest speaker and lecturer. Recently, he served as Guest speaker in University of California Irvine (UCI) and California State University, Fullerton.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
 
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