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August

 
Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:August 2 2016, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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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)
 
Women's Breakfast
Location:Center Club
650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:August 5 2016, Friday, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cost: $35 pre-register online by August 3; $40 AFTER August 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.
 
Use Productivity Tools Like The Pros
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:August 10 2016, 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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Would you like to get 15-30 minutes of your time back each day? Would you like to save a little money? Of course you would, and we’re going to help. We’ll cover 10 tips and tricks from the Microsoft Office suite that are guaranteed to save you both time and money. Learn how some of the industry pros do their work and take advantage of the many shortcuts available to you in products like Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and, our new favorite, OneNote (the digital note-taking app).

Brian Iinuma, Manish Bhardia & Eddie Bader present this workshop.

Brian Iinuma has over 25 years' I/T experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), payment processing, and direct marketing. He is the President and co-founder of Strategic Systems Group, Inc. (SSG), a provider of I/T services to small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. SSG's core competence is the implementation and support of ERP applications including Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics, and SYSPRO. Mr. Iinuma is active in the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP - SoCal) and the Microsoft Community Connections Program (MCC). Mr. Iinuma holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.

Eddie Bader of Company Built started his technology career at the Disneyland Resort working on their SAP. He currently works with many different industries including nonprofits, healthcare providers, and department of defense contractors. Eddie is client-focused and works to develop solution-based IT recommendations that meet a client's needs.

Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:August 11 2016, 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)
 
Everything You Need To Easily Create & Share Interactive Online Videos
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:August 24 2016, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Learn how to harness the power of Office Mix for Knowledge Sharing, Sales Productivity, Rapid e-Learning, and ‘Flipped’ Meetings. We’ll provide a hands-on workshop to demonstrate Office Mix so please bring your favorite Office compatible device.

Knowledge Sharing: transfer knowledge more effectively by adding voice, video, and digital ink to your Power Point slides.

Sales productivity: cover more territory, virtually. Tailor your pitch and measure customer engagement.
Rapid e-learning: turn PowerPoint into a rapid eLearning tool. Save time and costs by directly empowering subject matter experts to produce content.

‘Flipped’ Meetings: Be more productive. Securely share recorded presentations prior to the meeting and use the face time for discussion and decision making.


Eric Klauss, Steve Jones, Brian Iinuma, Manish Bhardia & Eddie Bader present this workshop.

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.

Steve 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.

Brian Iinuma has over 25 years' I/T experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), payment processing, and direct marketing. He is the President and co-founder of Strategic Systems Group, Inc. (SSG), a provider of I/T services to small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies. SSG's core competence is the implementation and support of ERP applications including Infor LN, Microsoft Dynamics, and SYSPRO.

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.

Eddie Bader of Company Built started his technology career at the Disneyland Resort working on their SAP. He currently works with many different industries including nonprofits, healthcare providers, and department of defense contractors. Eddie is client-focused and works to develop solution-based IT recommendations that meet a client's needs.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Liabilities To Owners & Operators:
    Common Pitfalls From Acting As a Corporation, LLC or Partnership
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:August 25 2016, Thursday, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 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 will discuss the common issues faced by business owners when operating as a recognized legal entity in California. The presentation will focus on the common misunderstandings owners face after setting up a business and address how to effectively protect the owners from liabilities of the business. The workshop will also discuss common duties owed by owner, operators to investors and to business partners, and potential liabilities.

Jai H. Kim of Kring & Chung, Attorneys LLP presents this workshop. Mr. Kim joined the Irvine, CA office of Kring & Chung in March 2016 where he practices in the areas of civil litigation, business transactions, estate planning, tax law and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Kring & Chung, Mr. Kim worked as an international tax consultant for Grant Thornton LLP and as a solo-practitioner. Most recently, Mr. Kim served as an in-house counsel for the largest retail wireless licensee of MetroPCS® in the Southern California market.

Registration/Check-in 10:00 to 10:30 AM)
 
 
  
September

 
Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:September 7 2016, Wednesday, 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)
 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:September 14 2016, 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 6:00 PM)
 
Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:September 15 2016, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
More Info:


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)
 
 
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