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December

 
Use Excel To Build A Dashboard In An Hour
Location:Microsoft Store
The Shops At Mission Viejo, #578, 2nd Floor, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 7 2016, Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Time: From 5:30 to 8:00 PM, schedule as follows:

From 5:30 to 6:00 PM: Registration
From 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Work Shop by SCORE Mentors
From 7:00 to 7:30 PM: Break, Networking and Refreshments
From 7:30 to 8:00 PM: New Tech Updates by Microsoft

Description of the workshop: You will learn to use Excel to build a dynamic dashboard to gain insight into your organization's operation and performance. You will learn to use a dashboard to view and analyze data such as expense & profit, identify patterns, predict trends and more, to improve your organization's productivity. You will learn to:

- Import data into Excel
- Use PowerPivot, Pivot table, PivotChart and Slicer to create a dashboard
- Use dashboard to view organizations Key Performance Index (KPI)s
- View financial data in tabular and graphical format in a single screen
- Identify Patterns

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Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Orange Public Library
407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange 92866
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Date & Time:December 12 2016, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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You will learn how to evaluate starting a franchise vs. an independent business vs. buying an existing business; the best types of franchises to open in today’s economy; the myths about franchising; the costs to start a franchise; how to research a franchise to make sure it’s the right choice; how to decide which franchises are best for you; what mistakes to avoid when choosing and researching a franchise; negotiation issues; California laws & common issues; legal documents, e.g. disclosure document and franchise agreement.

Page Nicol of FranNet & Richard Usher of Furman Usher, Inc. present this workshop.

Page has 25 years of franchise development and ownership experience. He developed over 65 Mail Boxes Etc locations in San Diego as the Master Developer in 1987 and owned and operated four UPS Store locations ranked in the top 1% of over 5000 locations in the world. He currently co-owns the Southern California and Pacific NW territories for Franchise Network, the nation’s oldest franchise consulting business, via which he helps others realize the freedom and benefits of owning their own business and to exit the Corporate Rat Race.

Richard is an attorney and business adviser with over 30 years of varied experience. He focuses his practice on business transactions for entrepreneurs and franchisees. His work includes mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, structuring business entities, advising franchisees, counseling on employment issues, 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. He also acts as outside General Counsel to several businesses.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
CRM To Reduce Your Costs And Increase Your Clients
Location:Microsoft Store
The Shops At Mission Viejo, #578, 2nd Floor, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 14 2016, Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Time: From 5:30 to 8:00 PM, schedule as follows:

From 5:30 to 6:00 PM: Registration
From 6:00 to 7:00 PM: Work Shop by SCORE Mentors
From 7:00 to 7:30 PM: Break, Networking and Refreshments
From 7:30 to 8:00 PM: New Tech Updates by Microsoft

Description of the workshop: In an increasingly connected world, a customer’s experience matters now more than ever and maintaining your reputation is vital.

Join us and learn how you can stay connected with customers and gain a competitive advantage from customer service excellence.

This free event will include:
- Presentation on 3 topics CRM, Networking and Q&A on Microsoft Dynamics 365

This workshop is presented by Eric Klauss & Nagui Guorgui.

Eric Klauss has over 20 years of experience selling, consulting and recommending business technology solutions, especially ERP & CRM as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to Tridea Partners clients, as well as a SCORE Mentor to business clients in Southern California. Eric currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners and is the Chairperson for the Microsoft Community Connections team.

Nagui Guorgui joined SCORE OC as small business Mentor in 2012. As the Chairman & CEO of a Group of Companies in USA and overseas, Nagui has 28 years of experience in the Travel Industry. He managed the business planning and development in USA, Egypt, Libya and Dubai, implemented a cash flow strategy, developed contracts & agreements, created new products, destinations and new markets. Nagui was also master franchisee & importer for several European fashion brands to the Middle East and North Africa. In 2014 and till present, Nagui is the founder and the Chairman of the only registered Egyptian American Chamber of Commerce in USA (Non-Profit Organization). Nagui is fluent in 4 languages, English, French, Arabic and Spanish.


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How to Perfect the Elevator Pitch and Win More Business
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:December 14 2016, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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It does not matter what you’re selling: an idea for a new business, an existing product or service, or a project. It also does not matter who you are selling to: investors, lenders, customers, potential clients. In order to have a chance to close the deal, you first need the audience to listen to what you have to say. But getting the audience to listen to you is much harder than it looks. This workshop will help you to create an effective elevator pitch, so you can quickly catch the attention of the audience, persuade them to pay attention, and convince them that they want to hear more.

Barry McKinley of SCORE is the presenter. He has owned 10 different businesses in 5 different industries. These businesses were either purchased or started, and he later sold them to investors, employees, competitors or large corporations. His entire career has been based on building companies from scratch to the point that they could be acquired. He operated his own medical sales company generating over $50 million in sales. He has sold products and services to professionals, large and small companies, buying groups and directly to consumers. Barry estimates that he has made 25,000 sales presentations to groups varying from 1 to 100. He has personally hired and managed in excess of 200 sales people. He has won numerous sales awards, contests and industry recognitions. As a SCORE mentor Barry has participated in over 2,100 face-to-face sessions with business owners and twice that number via email counseling.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Creating Video Content Using PowerPoint & Mix
Location:Microsoft Store
The Shops At Mission Viejo, #578, 2nd Floor, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 21 2016, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Join us and learn how you can utilize Microsoft Office Mix and Powerpoint to record and create video content to help Market your business.

There will be a half hour break for Networking & Light Refreshments followed with New Tech Updates by Microsoft.

Microsoft Office (A $399 Value) Will Be Raffled Off at The End Of The Workshop. Must Be Present To Win.

Eric Klauss of SCORE presents this workshop. Eric has over 20 years of experience selling, consulting and recommending business technology solutions, especially ERP & CRM as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. He is a partner of and provides his Sales, Marketing and Service expertise to PartnerSource Solutions clients as well as being a SCORE Mentor to business clients in Southern California. Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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


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Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:December 22 2016, 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)
 
15 Tech Tips To Protect & Grow Your Business
Location:Microsoft Store
The Shops At Mission Viejo, #578, 2nd Floor, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 28 2016, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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We'll be talking about 15 Technology Tips to make your life easier and help protect and grow your business.

There will be a half hour break for Networking & Light Refreshments followed with New Tech Updates by Microsoft. Register today, spaces are filling up!

Microsoft Office (A $399 Value) Will Be Raffled Off at The End Of The Workshop. Must Be Present To Win.

Eric Klauss of SCORE presents this workshop. Eric has over 20 years of experience selling, consulting and recommending business technology solutions, especially ERP & CRM as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. He is a partner of and provides his Sales, Marketing and Service expertise to PartnerSource Solutions clients as well as being a SCORE Mentor to business clients in Southern California. Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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

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January

 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street, Royal Palm Room, La Palma 90623
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Date & Time:January 19 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Hiring the right person is the key to success to any business. In a recent study it was estimated that it costs over $65,000 to hire one 25K level employee. With that much money at stake you can’t afford to be wrong. Two of the Top Five reasons for a business to fail directly relate to interviewing and hiring properly. The majority of businesses large and small do less than a decent job in hiring which ends up costing their businesses loss of sales, upset customers and creating internal frustrations as well as potential lawsuits. You will leave this workshop with far more confidence in how to find, interview, hire, motivate, compensate and avoid or prevent lawsuits. Doing it wrong can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. You will learn how to do it right and recruit & keep the best staff members.

Subjects covered:

• What Are You Looking For?
• Creating Job Descriptions & Ads
• Resumes
• Finding The Applicants
• Questions To Ask
• Interview Stoppers
• Testing
• References
• Making An Offer
• Motivating Employees
• Terminations

Barry McKinley of SCORE presents this workshop. He has operated 10 different companies in 5 different industries (Medical, Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel). He either started or purchased each of these businesses. He later sold each of the companies to investors, employees, competitors including a Fortune 1000 Company. In his career he has interviewed and hired 1000’s of employees for his many different companies. With this much experience he has made every hiring mistake that can be made (some twice). As a SCORE Member he has participated in over 2,000 face to face sessions with business owners and twice that number via cyber counseling.

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

 
Women's Breakfast
Location:Center Club
650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:February 3 2017, Friday, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cost: $35 pre-register online by February 1; $40 AFTER February1 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.
 
 
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