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Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check here frequently for updates.
For a complete list of workshops offered, please check the Workshop Calendar.


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January

 
What You Need to Know About Federal Taxes and Your Business
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:January 5 2015, Monday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Find out about basic recordkeeping requirements for Federal purposes, learn the difference between different forms of business organizations, and gain tips on selecting a tax preparer! You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent speaking on behalf of the IRS.

Antonio Alvarez, EA presents this workshop. He has been in business for 12 years, with over 27 years of experience. He earned his designation as an Enrolled Agent in 2006, which allows him to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. His main occupation is assisting in tax preparation and audit representation for individual and business taxpayers.

He is a presenter for IRS/EDD payroll tax seminars in Orange County, CA and attendee of the National Tax Practice Institute.

Currently a member of California Society of Enrolled Agents-Orange County Chapter and National Association of Enrolled Agents, Antonio Alvarez frequently attends seminars to inform himself of changes in state and federal tax law.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)

 
Legal Issues for Small Businesses
Location:Rancho Santa Margarita - OC Public Library
30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
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Date & Time:January 13 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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DON'T MISS THIS WORKSHOP!! Here's your chance to get answers to your business legal questions without paying an arm and a leg. This workshop covers basic legal issues and the most common costly legal mistakes made by small businesses in California. Topics include how to determine the best legal structure for your business, business contracts, partnership agreements, intellectual property (e.g. legal uses of photos, names and sounds).

Presented by Suzanne M. Rehmani, Esq. Ms. Rehmani practices business law (corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, business agreements), buy/sell agreements & securities issuances, transactional agreements, secured transactions, real estate, employment, estate administration & planning, wills, trusts & probate, guardianships & conservatorships. She also has extensive experience helping individuals structure their business entities correctly and counseling business owners on the operational requirements to be able to qualify for the appropriate minority and female owned business certifications for government contracting programs. Ms. Rehmani was previously a partner with Kring & Chung, LLP, Irvine, CA joining the firm in 1999 and has been an attorney since 1992. She has an LLM in Taxation from Chapman University School of Law, earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University College of Law and is a licensed CA real estate broker & notary.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:January 14 2015, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This is a very interactive, high energy workshop that focuses on the simple fact that if the employers treat their people right - hire the right people, train them right, reward them right, hold them accountable, etc. - then their people will always go the extra distance for the customer and their employer. The premise is very simple: Treat people how you want to be treated as a way of life. By taking that simple basic concept and expanding it into specific behaviors and key focus areas, any business or person can and will improve their financial and personal success. If you always do what you've always done...you'll always get what you've always gotten. Want to get a different result? Then it's time to do something different.

The presenter of this workshop is Dan Quinn, Director of Corporate Relations, Easter Seals Southern California. The key elements that he brings to every presentation are his experience and passion. With an entire career spent in the field of hands-on retail, he is able to relate to associates at all levels because "I've been there" doing what they do. He has over 30 years of customer service and training experience, making dynamic, hands-on, innovative training happen at all levels from one-on one mentoring to corporate presentations. He delivers workshops that people come away from saying things like: "I can do that", "That's the kind of Leader I want to be", "That was the best meeting I've ever attended"! Then they create a different, winning experience for their associates and their customers.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Legal Risk Management Considerations for Small Business Owners
Location:Aliso Viejo Branch - OC Public Library
1 Journey, Aliso Viejo 92656
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Date & Time:January 20 2015, Tuesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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The workshop will present the main legal issues facing entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as the importance of understanding the risk of noncompliance with the law. The workshop will include discussion of legal risk management principles that can be effectively incorporated into the lean business model canvas. Also included will be on-going identification of the most significant risks; prioritization of those risks; implementation of strategies to mitigate and turn those risks into opportunity; and efficient monitoring of legal risk management efforts.

Virginia A. Suveiu, Esq., counsels on legal risk management, regulatory compliance and international law matters. She also is an instructor for UCI Extension’s Contract Management Certificate Program and Legal Risk Management Certificate Program, which she developed. Virginia is affiliated with and has been invited to speak to several professional organizations on business law-related matters. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

(Registration/Check-in 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Computer Maintenance For The Small Business:
    Keeping Your Computer Fast & Healthy –Plus Bonus– A Brief Review of Windows 8.1 & Intro to Windows 10
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:January 29 2015, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Computers, unlike people, do not slow down with age. They slow down and freeze up due to bloat and corruption added either knowingly by the manufacturer or even unknowingly by the owner. We will discuss basic maintenance, as well as security steps, that will keep you from having to buy a new computer just because “It has become so slow”, including what to watch for when installing aftermarket programs, a weekly maintenance schedule everyone can do and stuff from the net to avoid. This "how-to" workshop focuses on PC-based computers, although general principles will also apply to Apple computers.

There will be a brief review of Windows 8.1 and an introduction to Windows 10.

Dan Feinberg has been a “techie” since he was a teenager. As a volunteer he teaches computer use to seniors; as a hobby he builds extreme computers. Dan is President and CEO of Fein-Line Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focused on the electronic interconnect and assembly industries and also a founding Partner in the Quantum Performance Group, LLC, a market research firm. He formerly was president of Morton Electronic Materials, a $220 million division of Morton International, Inc. He has authored numerous articles, presented papers at various industry events, and taught tutorials. Dan writes a monthly column for CircuiTree magazine.

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

 
What You Need To Know About Schedule C & Other Small Business Taxes & Tax Forms
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:February 2 2015, Monday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Hear from an expert speaking on behalf of the IRS. Find out what you need to know about IRS Form Schedule C & other small business taxes & tax forms.

John Rumbold has worked as a tax preparer and advisor for fourteen years. Currently, he is a tax practitioner at Rumbold Tax Advisory, responsible for tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and business entities. He also works part-time for a tax audit defense company, representing taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS and state taxing agencies. Prior to forming his own tax practice in 2006, he worked as a tax specialist at H&R Block for seven years.

John holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of New Haven and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, and is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial Planner.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Women's Breakfast
Location:Center Club
650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:February 6 2015, Friday, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cost: $35 pre-register online by Feb 3; $40 AFTER Feb 3 and at the door (cash or check only). Valet Parking included.
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If you know someone who owns a small to medium sized business, they need this breakfast. It's an opportunity to:

•Learn from other successful businesswomen
•Network with other small business owners
•Share ideas, experience and advice
•Learn about the services of SCORE

Note: general registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
 
Computer Maintenance For The Small Business:
    Keeping Your Computer Fast & Healthy –Plus Bonus– A Brief Review of Windows 8.1 & Intro to Windows 10
Location:Rancho Santa Margarita - OC Public Library
30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
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Date & Time:February 10 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Computers, unlike people, do not slow down with age. They slow down and freeze up due to bloat and corruption added either knowingly by the manufacturer or even unknowingly by the owner. We will discuss basic maintenance, as well as security steps, that will keep you from having to buy a new computer just because “It has become so slow”, including what to watch for when installing aftermarket programs, a weekly maintenance schedule everyone can do and stuff from the net to avoid. This "how-to" workshop focuses on PC-based computers, although general principles will also apply to Apple computers.

There will be a brief review of Windows 8.1 and an introduction to Windows 10.

Dan Feinberg has been a “techie” since he was a teenager. As a volunteer he teaches computer use to seniors; as a hobby he builds extreme computers. Dan is President and CEO of Fein-Line Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focused on the electronic interconnect and assembly industries and also a founding Partner in the Quantum Performance Group, LLC, a market research firm. He formerly was president of Morton Electronic Materials, a $220 million division of Morton International, Inc. He has authored numerous articles, presented papers at various industry events, and taught tutorials. Dan writes a monthly column for CircuiTree magazine.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:February 11 2015, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This is a very interactive, high energy workshop that focuses on the simple fact that if the employers treat their people right - hire the right people, train them right, reward them right, hold them accountable, etc. - then their people will always go the extra distance for the customer and their employer. The premise is very simple: Treat people how you want to be treated as a way of life. By taking that simple basic concept and expanding it into specific behaviors and key focus areas, any business or person can and will improve their financial and personal success. If you always do what you've always done...you'll always get what you've always gotten. Want to get a different result? Then it's time to do something different.

The presenter of this workshop is Dan Quinn, Director of Corporate Relations, Easter Seals Southern California. The key elements that he brings to every presentation are his experience and passion. With an entire career spent in the field of hands-on retail, he is able to relate to associates at all levels because "I've been there" doing what they do. He has over 30 years of customer service and training experience, making dynamic, hands-on, innovative training happen at all levels from one-on one mentoring to corporate presentations. He delivers workshops that people come away from saying things like: "I can do that", "That's the kind of Leader I want to be", "That was the best meeting I've ever attended"! Then they create a different, winning experience for their associates and their customers.

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

 
The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:March 11 2015, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This is a very interactive, high energy workshop that focuses on the simple fact that if the employers treat their people right - hire the right people, train them right, reward them right, hold them accountable, etc. - then their people will always go the extra distance for the customer and their employer. The premise is very simple: Treat people how you want to be treated as a way of life. By taking that simple basic concept and expanding it into specific behaviors and key focus areas, any business or person can and will improve their financial and personal success. If you always do what you've always done...you'll always get what you've always gotten. Want to get a different result? Then it's time to do something different.

The presenter of this workshop is Dan Quinn, Director of Corporate Relations, Easter Seals Southern California. The key elements that he brings to every presentation are his experience and passion. With an entire career spent in the field of hands-on retail, he is able to relate to associates at all levels because "I've been there" doing what they do. He has over 30 years of customer service and training experience, making dynamic, hands-on, innovative training happen at all levels from one-on one mentoring to corporate presentations. He delivers workshops that people come away from saying things like: "I can do that", "That's the kind of Leader I want to be", "That was the best meeting I've ever attended"! Then they create a different, winning experience for their associates and their customers.

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