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Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check here frequently for updates.
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April

 
Demystifying the Commercial Leasing Process
Location:Orange Public Library
407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange 92866
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Date & Time:April 23 2018, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Commercial building owners & their agents each have a strong background in negotiating leases, which most commercial tenants lack. This course can help equalize the situation by showing you what to do and how to proceed when you find an office, industrial or retail space to lease. Leasing commercial property is not overly complex, but it does take knowledge and skill. Whether you are planning to lease a commercial property on your own or use the services of a qualified broker, this seminar is designed to take you through the steps of the process and by doing so level the playing field.

Heather Francine, Vice President of Sperry Commercial in Irvine, CA. presents this workshop. She specializes in commercial leasing in Orange County as well as northern San Diego County. Heather is passionate about developing and maintaining strong, client relationships while representing the business owners in her community. Her real estate career began 18 years ago and she continues to enjoy the diversity of the industry. For several years, Heather was on the development team at Integrity Commercial Brokerage, charged with the responsibility of strengthening client relationships and networking. Both of these areas have contributed to the exceptional reputation that Heather continues to experience in the brokerage community.

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

 
Free Legal Clinic For Small Business
Location:Urban Workshop
365-A Clinton Street, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:April 25 2018, Wednesday, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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FREE WORKSHOP: LEGAL TOPICS IN STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA

Come to the workshop to learn about:

• The principal types of legal business structures available in California
• Practical considerations to starting your business
• Responsibilities of small business owners

FREE legal and business assistance provided by volunteers!
• During the workshop, a SCORE volunteer will be available to assist attendees with business questions.
• After the workshop, volunteer attorneys will be available to assist attendees who meet the income eligibility guidelines of the Public Law Center*

* To RSVP or to receive more information, contact Sarah Efthymiou at the Public Law Center at 714-541-1010 x 281, or email sefthymiou@publiclawcenter.org.

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

 
The Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:May 8 2018, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This workshop will provide you with the information you need to decide if franchising is the right business opportunity for you. Presented by an experienced franchise consultant and franchise attorney, they will teach you the benefits and challenges of owning a franchised business. Learn how to select and research quality franchises from the insiders.

You will learn:
• To evaluate starting a franchise vs. an independent business vs. buying an existing business;
• The best types of franchises for today’s economy;
• The myths about franchising and the mistakes to avoid;
• How to research a franchise and determine if it’s the right choice for you;
• California laws & legal issues;
• Insights into legal documents, e.g. disclosure document and franchise agreement.

This workshop is presented by Richard Usher of Furman Usher, Inc. and Craig Wells of FranNet of Southern California.

Richard is an experienced attorney and business advisor. He focuses his practice on business transactions for entrepreneurs and franchisees, including business purchases and sales, real estate transactions, structuring business entities, advising franchisees, and negotiating and preparing contracts, leases and licenses. He is known for providing pragmatic and understandable advice on complex issues and realistic solutions with a bottom-line orientation.

Craig draws from 14 years’ experience in shopping center management; as the founder of a 1-hour photo store chain; a successful MAACO franchisee; and 20 years as owner of an international financial services franchise company. He’ll help you understand if franchise ownership is right for you and how to put FranNet’s no cost support program to work for you.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Social Security and Medicare Made Clear
Location:Laguna Woods City Hall
24264 El Toro Rd., Council Chambers, Laguna Woods 92637
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Date & Time:May 10 2018, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This workshop is to help you understand and implement collecting strategy on social security. Social Security is one of most important income sources among many Americans today. If you are thinking about taking your social security soon, this workshop will prepare you the most to understand your options and opportunities. The Medicare option will help you break down the various plans under Medicare clearing.

1. How social security set up and works.
2. Learn about your own benefit as well as your spousal benefit.
3. Implement how to collect strategy to ensure the maximum result in term of $$.
4. Understand terms in Medicare and their plans.
5. Implement what plan to fit you the best.

Mandy Woo is the presenter for the social security portion. She has been a SCORE volunteer since 2006. Mandy, herself is a business owner, certified financial planner and educator. She has extensive years of experience in wealth preservation as well as strategic retirement, financial and tax planning for high net worth individuals, families and business owner since 2001. Mandy was educated in US and China.

Ecy O’Roake is the United Health Care agent and the presenter of the Medicare Made Clean Portion. She has been helping OC individuals and families in the past 15 years.

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

 
The Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:June 5 2018, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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This workshop will provide you with the information you need to decide if franchising is the right business opportunity for you. Presented by an experienced franchise consultant and franchise attorney, they will teach you the benefits and challenges of owning a franchised business. Learn how to select and research quality franchises from the insiders.

You will learn:
• To evaluate starting a franchise vs. an independent business vs. buying an existing business;
• The best types of franchises for today’s economy;
• The myths about franchising and the mistakes to avoid;
• How to research a franchise and determine if it’s the right choice for you;
• California laws & legal issues;
• Insights into legal documents, e.g. disclosure document and franchise agreement.

This workshop is presented by Richard Usher of Furman Usher, Inc. and Craig Wells of FranNet of Southern California.

Richard is an experienced attorney and business advisor. He focuses his practice on business transactions for entrepreneurs and franchisees, including business purchases and sales, real estate transactions, structuring business entities, advising franchisees, and negotiating and preparing contracts, leases and licenses. He is known for providing pragmatic and understandable advice on complex issues and realistic solutions with a bottom-line orientation.

Craig draws from 14 years’ experience in shopping center management; as the founder of a 1-hour photo store chain; a successful MAACO franchisee; and 20 years as owner of an international financial services franchise company. He’ll help you understand if franchise ownership is right for you and how to put FranNet’s no cost support program to work for you.

(Registration/Check-in 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:June 7 2018, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 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.

New business owners often have questions regarding the formalities required to get their business off the ground. This seminar assists the small business owner in determining the best legal structure for their business. In addition, the seminar addresses the common types of contracts small business owners encounter and provides attendees with tips for entering contracts. Finally, the seminar will also touch on protecting the intellectual property of a small business.

Matthew Reynolds of Kring & Chung, Attorneys LLP presents this workshop. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University. He is a successful litigator over a broad spectrum of cases, including legal malpractice, product liability, toxic torts, personal injury, catastrophic injury, fraud, wrongful death, contracts, trademarks, business, insurance and construction. Today he specializes in performance contracting, energy, construction, and fraud, as well as business litigation. He represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Last year, Mr. Reynolds, in coordination with other attorneys, recovered $7,285,000 on behalf of Plaintiff clients. On the Defense side, in 2009, Mr. Reynolds wrote a single motion wherein the Court dismissed $1,700,000 in claims brought against his client.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Make a DIY Video for your Business
Location:La Habra Chamber of Commerce
321 E. La Habra Blvd., La Habra 90631
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Date & Time:June 12 2018, Tuesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Join me as I share my best tips, tricks, and apps you can use right now to make a DIY video for your business…right on your smart phone. Show off your business in its best light, using simple professional techniques, we walk you thru it! You can really do this!

What you will learn:
• Tools and techniques for making your own videos
• What is the best length for online video
• Lighting and sound tips for better video
• Information on apps that make it easy!
• Actionable steps to market your video online

Roni Ramos from Harmony 3 Productions is the presenter of this workshop.

Attendees rave about her presentations where she shares tips, tools, techniques and actionable steps to use graphics and video to polish your online marketing…

Roni is a great cheerleader to get small business excited about using the new technologies available to market their business.

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