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Schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check here frequently for updates.
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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.
 
Avoid Lost Data:
    Use the Cloud
Location:Chapman University - Leatherby Center
One University Drive, Beckman Hall, Room #404, Orange 92866
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Date & Time:February 9 2015, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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If your system crashed and you lost your data, what would you do? Learn about the Cloud and cloud storage of data. Learn how the cloud can help your business grow.

Sherman Crancer is the President of IPBidders.com. His company is a fully managed IT services provider. Sherman started his company in 2011 and provides IT Services nationwide. Previously, as a National V.P, he supervised the deployment of complex network services and security for companies such as Oracle, Google, Xerox and U-Haul. He brings a big business perspective to Small-Medium sized businesses. Sherman’s company is sponsored by Microsoft as a Premier Partner, SBA.gov as an advisor, and SCORE as a guest speaker.

Manish Bhardia has over 17 years of experience in technical architecture, project management, business process consulting, solutions development and service delivery. He has deployed server architecture for the Port Of Los Angeles, Titan AM, and Hyundai of North America. Manish is a member of the Board for International Association of Microsoft Partners and the Microsoft Community Connection team.

Parking is free, but you must Click here to print the parking permit.

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

 
Building Your Business on the Cloud
Location:Chapman University - Leatherby Center
One University Drive, Beckman Hall, Room #404, Orange 92866
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Date & Time:March 9 2015, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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The cloud is real. It has become an integral part of our businesses and personal lives. It offers the true potential to simplify our business, increase productivity, and decrease costs. We will discuss all the business and technology issues that companies face when it comes to leveraging cloud resources like email, data storage, file sharing, accounting, project management, and making web and marketing investment decisions. We’ll talk about services that are available, costs, implementation, security, how to protect yourself and your business, and much more.

Mark Raymond presents this workshop. Mark is President of Luminys, which provides secure web-based file sharing, enterprise e-mail, contact management, calendaring, and web hosting for small and medium sized businesses. He has over 20 years technical experience in silicon, hardware, firmware, software, and internet technologies, and has done business around the world. He has a degree in Computer Science and an Executive MBA, both from UCI. He provides technical advice to numerous small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits in Orange County.

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(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Keeping Up With Employment Law
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:March 11 2015, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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In today’s business climate change is everywhere — from technology advances to HR compliance demands. Companies must adapt to survive. Recent studies reflect the concerns of HR managers in their ability to comply with the never-ending HR, employment laws. Every year, California tops the list of states that enact new laws, and the majority of California’s new laws tend to involve labor and employment regulations. Not only is the charge one of complying with the many labor and safety laws, we now add the Affordable Care Act issues.... Employers need an effective way to document and report the required data in order to ensure their organizations avoid costly fines and other penalties..This workshop will highlight many of the new regulations such as minimum wage, overtime, accurate records of hours worked for determining benefits eligibility, job classification, independent contractors, paid sick days, reimbursement for cell phone use and many more laws. Finally we will discuss the importance of updating employee/policy handbooks to reflect the new laws.

Robin Noah & Cathy Beard present this workshop.

Robin Noah of SCORE is a Human Resources professional with a broad base of business development, leadership and management problem resolution. She retired from the corporate world as an Executive Vice President, Human Resources having worked over thirty-five years in the Human Resources and Management Development arena. Her expertise is in the development and training of managers and executives in all areas of Human Resources.

Cathy Beard is a Human Resources Professional with over 20 years of experience as a general practitioner. As an HR Manager, Cathy supported Executive Leaders with coaching and managing their direct reports in performance management, employee relations, training and development, policy compliance, and a host of other HR administrative tasks. Cathy is committed to building trust and strong working relationships, while providing excellent customer service.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Intellectual Property Fundamentals For The Start-up
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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Learn the difference between patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright protection. Which type of protection is right for you? What happens if you do not seek protection? What are the limits to protection? What is the cost of protection?

This workshop is presented by Michael Shimokaji of the law firm of Shimokaji & Associates, P.C., of Irvine, specialists in intellectual property. For more than 20 years Mr. Shimokaji has supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, household products, medical devices, software, telecommunications, photo imaging, and semiconductors. He is the author of numerous articles and has lectured for local and national organizations, as well as abroad. He served on the Executive Committee for the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section and recently completed a term on the California State Bar Federal Courts Committee. Mr. Shimokaji has been a member of the editorial board for The Journal of The Association of University Technology Managers. He is admitted to the California Bar and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street, Royal Palm Room, La Palma 90623
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Date & Time:March 19 2015, 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)
 
 
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