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March

 
Building Your Business on the Cloud
Location:Chapman University
1 University Drive, Beckman Hall #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)
 
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 9 2015, Monday, 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)
 
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)
 
Cybercrime:
    How Much Would It Cost You If Your Business Succombed To A Virus?
Location:Los Alamitos Branch - OC Public Library
12700 Montecito, Seal Beach 90740
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Date & Time:March 16 2015, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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40% of all cybercrime is happening to small businesses. 60% of all businesses close after a cyber-attack. This workshop will cover specific kinds of cyber-crime, the 8 Steps to secure your network and what steps you need to take to mitigate loss of data. If you process credit card transactions, you need to attend. PCI Compliance will be covered.

This workshop is presented by Stephen Jones and Sherman Crancer.

Stephen Jones of AP Logic has 16 years of web development experience. He oversees interactions with clients during and between projects, working directly with end-users and others on the client team to ensure a user interface which clearly reflects user’s needs.

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.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:Lake Forest City Hall
25550 Commercentre Dr., Lake Forest 92630
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Date & Time:March 24 2015, Tuesday, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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DON'T MISS THIS WORKSHOP!! Here's your chance to get input regarding your business legal employment questions without paying an arm and a leg. This workshop covers the potential pitfalls of employment issues and how these mistakes can lead to costly litigation. Topics include the hiring process & avoiding discrimination; employee handbooks; wage and hour issues [including overtime and meal & rest breaks]; handling internal complaints; discipline & performance reviews; independent contractor vs. employee; and wrongful termination.

This workshop is presented by Allyson K. Thompson of Kring & Chung, Attorneys LLP. Allyson holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a JD from Lincoln Law in Sacramento. Areas of expertise are employment and labor law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. Allyson advises employers on how to avoid employment related litigation and has lectured on issues such as effective strategy in preparing employee handbooks and company policies, legislative changes to State and Federal labor laws and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management ("SHRM") and is currently serving as the Advocacy Captain for the 48th Congressional District on behalf of SHRM. Allyson currently serves as the Vice President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.

(Registration/Check-in 4:30 to 5:00 PM)
 
The Whole Shebang! Marketing, Social Media, Technology, Funding and Networking
Location:UCI Student Center
311 West Peltason Dr., Doheny Rooms Student Center A, Irvine 92697
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Date & Time:March 25 2015, Wednesday, from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost:$99 — includes parking, breakfast pastries, boxed lunch, and beverages
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March 25 is your opportunity to experience a day of invaluable workshops as industry experts share their knowledge, insights and enlighten you with meaningful tips that you can put to use immediately. At the end of the day, you will be able to better prepare your business for the challenges that exist in running a successful company in 2015.

Speakers

Bill Black
Founder of The Exit Coach Radio Network
Role: Conference Moderator

Tom Patty
Marketing Professional
Speaker: Marketing without Money

John Pietro
Marketing Professional
Speaker: Marketing without Money

Adele Green
Sr. Vice President/Small Business Banking Manager
Speaker: Small Business Owners: How to obtain Capital

Justin Slagle
Partner Sales Executive at Microsoft
Speaker: SEO 101 – Everything you need to know to get your website found online

Jim Ratichek
President and CEO of AP Logic
Speaker: How to Sell Products and Services Online

Mark Mikelat
A business growth expert, speaker, consultant, and author
Speaker: Social Media Marketing for Small Business Success

Kelly Flint
Constant Contact’s Area Director for the Southwest USA
Speaker: How Email Engagement Will Grow Your Business

Jared Smith
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talent Evolution
Speaker: How Email Engagement Will Grow Your Business

Ellen Callen
Adjunct Professor for the University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Integrated Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success

Rachel Baranick
Deputy District Director of the Santa Ana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Speaker: Small Business Owners: How to obtain Capital

Stacey Sanchez
Senior Community Loan Officer with CDC Small Business Finance
Speaker: Small Business Owners: How to obtain Capital

(Registration/Check-in 7:30 to 8:40 AM)
 
Modern Biz:
    Time To Look At New Technology To Reduce IT Costs And Grow
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:March 26 2015, Thursday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Are you looking for a way to be more mobile and to look like a bigger company than you are? Learn how the latest technology helps businesses grow and cut IT costs. Learn how to set up a business with cost justification at the forefront.

This workshop is presented by Eric Klauss & Manish Bhardia.

Eric Klauss has over 20 year experience selling, consulting and recommending ERP & CRM solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to Bond Consulting Services customers, where he is Sales & Marketing Manager, 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 Committee.

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.

(Registration/Check-in 9:30 to 10:00 AM)
 
 
  
April

 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:Capo Beach Church
25975 Domingo Avenue, Dana Point 92624
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Date & Time:April 1 2015, Wednesday, 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 6:30 PM)
 
Demystifying the Commercial Leasing Process
Location:Irvine Public Library, Heritage Park Regional Branch
14361 Yale Avenue, Irvine 92604
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Date & Time:April 2 2015, Thursday, from 5:30 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.

Heather is a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) and was a candidate for the John T. Riordan Scholarship for Professional Development in 2009. From 2010-2012 Heather and her business partner have been retained by the city of Yorba Linda to assist with Economic Development and Marketing for the city – working to attract, retain and expand business for the City. She is also a chapter member of Greater Southern California CCIM.

(Registration/Check-in 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Simple Strategies For Event Marketing & Creating Emails that Rock
Location:Chapman University
1 University Drive, Beckman Hall #404, Orange 92866
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Date & Time:April 6 2015, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Are you having an event? Make it easy on you and your invitees! Learn best practices in Event Marketing while we show you how to create an event home web page and online registration. See how easy it is to set up, customize and manage your event online. We will also cover how to effectively create emails, not only for your events, but for your business too! Email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business. This session will teach you how to master email marketing communications with a comprehensive look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits, revenue and engagement.
• What is permission-based email marketing and becoming a trusted sender
• Building an Email list
• Increasing deliverability and open rates
• Writing good subject lines and content - getting readers to take action
• Tracking results and what to do with this information
• Using email and social media marketing together to achieve goals

Nick Cavarra presents this workshop. Nick is an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and owner of Social Punch Marketing, a full service marketing firm. Nick has over 25 years of experience in Marketing and Entertainment. After graduating University of Southern California in Theater. He spent 12 years in New York starring in 3 Broadway Musicals, producing 2 off-broadway shows and then moving into marketing and advertising. Nick has developed advertising campaigns to improve children's education and nutrition; emergency preparedness; campaigns to discourage bullying and gang violence, as well as social media campaigns for education leaders and CEOs. He has presented hundreds of “how to” seminars on engagement marketing, social media and mobile marketing.

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(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Networking Requires Skill!
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:April 8 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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Networking online has served many businesses well however there’s still a lot to be said about-and gained from- Face-to-Face networking. Visibility creates recognition and awareness and lets you connect on a more meaningful level. More and more businesses are engaging in Face-to-Face networking finding that human interaction drives innovation and presents opportunity for building business relationships. In this workshop you will find the skills necessary for successful networking. We will discuss the benefits, the purpose, the goals, how to prepare for the event and many other issues relative to successful F2F networking including the elevator speech. You will avoid getting dejected if you’ve been rejected as long as you get your skills perfected!

Robin Noah of SCORE presents this workshop. With more than 30 years Human Resource and Business Management experience, Robin can relate to the issues that are common to all business. To be successful she had to learn how to reach out and build networks of people. Her SCORE clients have said that they always leave her sessions energized and ready to take on anything that comes along. Robin is best described as having a passion about the positive side of life and its challenges. Robin holds the Training Chair for the Orange County SCORE Chapter and is a past officer of the chapter’s board. She’s also a certified consultant/coach with the Executive Service Corp., a member of their Consultants Advisory Board and a certified mediator with the Institute of Conflict Management.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Questions about Office Technology? Speak to a Geek
Location:Rancho Santa Margarita - OC Public Library
30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
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Date & Time:April 14 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Get your business set up right. Learn how to select hardware, configure your network, get reliable backups, and choose vendors and online services for your business. Figure out what you need, learn what options you have, what services are available, and how to negotiate terms. Replace the fear of technology with knowledge of how an office should be set up.

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.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Common Legal Questions for Start-up Businesses
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:April 16 2015, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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.

This workshop is presented by Matthew A. Reynolds. Mr.Reynolds graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University. Matt 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)
 
Avoid Lost Data:
    Use the Cloud
Location:Aliso Viejo Branch - OC Public Library
1 Journey, Aliso Viejo 92656
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Date & Time:April 21 2015, Tuesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 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.

This workshop is presented by Sherman Crancer & Eric Klauss.

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.

Eric Klauss has over 20 year experience selling, consulting and recommending ERP & CRM solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to Bond Consulting Services customers, where he is Sales & Marketing Manager, 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 Committee.

(Registration/Check-in 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:Westminster Branch, OC Public Library
8180 13th St., Community Room, Westminster 92683
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Date & Time:April 21 2015, Tuesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 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 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Free Legal Clinic For Small Business
Location:Chapman University Law School
One University Drive, Orange 92866
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Date & Time:April 24 2015, Friday, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Presenterd by Public Law Center, ACC So-Cal, and Snell & Wilmer LLP

This free legal clinic is for aspiring or existing small business owners. Attendees will meet one-on-one with attorneys for brief advice on any legal issues their businesses may be facing. You can get information on business formation, contracts, intellectual property, employment matters, or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues. Or, if you do not have specific questions, come and tell the attorneys about your business—they can help you spot legal issues or give you general advice. SCORE representatives will also be present to answer your non-legal business questions.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact: Sarah Efthymiou, Staff Attorney, at (714) 541-1010, ext. 281, or sefthymiou@publiclawcenter.org.

(Registration/Check-in 2:00 to 2:30 PM)
 
Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset Is Your Database – Build It, Grow It, Optimize It and Use It To Double Your Sales!
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:April 30 2015, Thursday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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What do you do with the leads you have? Do you have a systematic approach to handling them? Database management, if done right, will keep you up to date with all of your leads, then help you transfer to opportunities, then to sales. Customer Relationship Management [CRM], what is it and how do I monetize my current data base. CRM will help you grow your businesses 30% faster.

Eric Klauss and Steven Jones present this workshop.

Eric Klauss has over 20 year experience selling, consulting and recommending ERP & CRM solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to Bond Consulting Services customers, where he is Sales & Marketing Manager, 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 Committee.

Stephen Jones of AP Logic has 16 years of web development experience. He oversees interactions with clients during and between projects, working directly with end-users and others on the client team to ensure a user interface which clearly reflects user’s needs.

(Registration/Check-in 9:30 to 10:00 AM)
 
Common Legal Questions for Start-up Businesses
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:April 30 2015, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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.

This workshop is presented by Matthew A. Reynolds. Mr.Reynolds graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University. Matt 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)
 
 
  
May

 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:Irvine Public Library, Heritage Park Regional Branch
14361 Yale Avenue, Irvine 92604
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Date & Time:May 7 2015, Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 8:45 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 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:Laguna Niguel City Hall
30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Community Room, Laguna Niguel 92677
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Date & Time:May 7 2015, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Check in at 5:30. A light Dinner will be provided to the first 50 in the door.

Here's your chance to get input regarding your business legal employment questions without paying an arm and a leg. This workshop covers the potential pitfalls of employment issues and how these mistakes can lead to costly litigation. Topics include:

The hiring process & avoiding discrimination
Employee handbooks
Wage and hour issues [including overtime and meal & rest breaks]
Handling internal complaints
Discipline & performance reviews
Independent contractor vs. employee
Wrongful termination.

This workshop is presented by Allyson K. Thompson of Kring & Chung, Attorneys LLP. Allyson holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a JD from Lincoln Law in Sacramento. Areas of expertise are employment and labor law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour litigation. Allyson advises employers on how to avoid employment related litigation and has lectured on issues such as effective strategy in preparing employee handbooks and company policies, legislative changes to State and Federal labor laws and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management ("SHRM") and is currently serving as the Advocacy Captain for the 48th Congressional District on behalf of SHRM. Allyson currently serves as the Vice President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association
 
Women's Breakfast
Location:Center Club
650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:May 8 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.
 
Common Legal Questions for Start-up Businesses
Location:Chapman University
1 University Drive, Beckman Hall #404, Orange 92866
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Date & Time:May 11 2015, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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.

This workshop is presented by Matthew A. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University. Matt 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.

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