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August

 
How Fortune 500 Companies Collaborate:
    Learn about Intranets & Microsoft SharePoint
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:August 31 2017, Thursday, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Learn how Office 365 empowers companies to become more mobile, reduce technology expenses, and allows their workforce to collaborate more efficiently with fewer delays and much less travel. Roughly 60% of small to medium-sized businesses have a mobile workforce and leveraging Office 365 can help you smoke the competition. We’ll discuss how to leverage its features to enhance your mobile workforce, protect your information in the wake of a disaster, work from anywhere and on any device, and, of course, increase productivity.

Discover the importance of intranets and client-facing portals that can save your company time and money, reduce non-value added interactions with clients, and eliminate some of your redundant tasks.

This workshop is presented by Eddie Bader, Bryan Iinuma, Eric Klauss and Manish Bhardia.

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.

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.

Eric Klauss has over 25 years experience selling, consulting and recommending Technology solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to PartnerSource Solutions customers, where he is a Partner. Eric also currently serves President of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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 10:00 to 10:30 AM)
 
The Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:August 31 2017, Thursday, 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.

This workshop is presented by Richard Usher and Craig Wells.

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.

Craig Wells is a Franchise Specialist with FranNet of Southern California. FranNet just celebrated its 30th anniversary and is one of the oldest franchise consulting firms in America. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Craig spent 14 years in shopping center management. From the landlord’s perspective, he watched thousands of businesses thrive, while hundreds of others failed. Interestingly enough, the most successful belonged to chains or franchise systems. In 1985 he started developing his first business—a 1-hour photo lab. As the chain expanded, Craig purchased his first franchise, a MAACO Auto Painting shop in 1991.

In 1995, Craig and his wife sold their MAACO franchise and chain of successful 1-hour photo stores and stepped into your shoes. They were nervous about finding their next business adventure, but they knew they wanted it to be another franchise. That was when they scheduled a free business consultation in the Orange County FranNet office. After the franchise expert evaluated their skills, he introduced the Wells to an opportunity he felt best suited their strengths and goals. Since then, and for the next 21 years, Craig was the President and CEO of Cash Plus, Inc., a national franchise company in the retail financial services industry. During that time as a franchisor, Craig continued working with FranNet’s international network of consultants who referred qualified franchisee candidates to expand his franchise and build their futures.

At today’s workshop, you can draw from Craig’s 32 years as a small business owner, franchisee and franchisor to help you organize the correct puzzle pieces into the one picture that can make your future dreams a reality.

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

 
Save Yourself Time & Money using Cloud Technologies
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:September 7 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Separate fact from fiction and learn the true definition of the “cloud” and how you can utilize this platform to reduce your on-site technology footprint and save money. We’ll discuss cloud servers (what they are) and what a typical cloud server environment looks like. Learn about VoIP (Voice over IP), which service providers to consider, how this technology is applicable to your business, and how you can leverage it to grow.

Different cloud models, such as software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) will be discussed and how you might already be using them. Finally, we will cover managed I/T services which allows you to have 24/7 technical support at a fraction of what most companies are currently paying.

This workshop is presented by Eddie Bader, Bryan Iinuma, Eric Klauss and Manish Bhardia.

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.

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.

Eric Klauss has over 25 years experience selling, consulting and recommending Technology solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to PartnerSource Solutions customers, where he is a Partner. Eric also currently serves President of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:September 13 2017, 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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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 labour 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 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Medicare Made Clear
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:September 14 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Thinking about your Medicare Benefits? Government has made so many changes to the plans in the recent years. Have questions or concerns? You need to attend this workshop!

Thousands of "Baby Boomers" turn 65 every single day and are eligible for Medicare. However, many are confused about when they should apply, which plan makes the most sense to their situations, how they should take it, and how they can make the most out of it... and if you or your spouse or any associates are one of those people (ages 62-70), this is a great opportunity to get answers and make it clear. Medicare is the only health insurance after age 65 for lots of American retirees. Attending this workshop will help you plan for the future and likely give you some peace of mind.

Ecy O’Roake, United Health Care Agent / Adviser presents this workshop.

Ecy O’Roake is passionate about health care services base on her personal family background. She is an advocate for quality home care and health care programs. Currently Ecy is a licensed agent with United Health Care and Certified to offer Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement Plans as well as Part D Prescription Drug plans. Ecy works with people that are turning 65 years of age and new to Medicare, people who are retiring and those that need extra help understanding their choices when it comes to Medicare. In addition to the English language, she is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She is very active in OC community to educate doctors and patients about Medicare.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
The Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Webster University
32 Discovery, #250, Irvine 92618
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Date & Time:September 18 2017, Monday, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 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.

Craig Wells and Richard Usher present this workshop.

Craig Wells is a Franchise Specialist with FranNet of Southern California. FranNet just celebrated its 30th anniversary and is one of the oldest franchise consulting firms in America. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Craig spent 14 years in shopping center management. From the landlord’s perspective, he watched thousands of businesses thrive, while hundreds of others failed. Interestingly enough, the most successful belonged to chains or franchise systems. In 1985 he started developing his first business—a 1-hour photo lab. As the chain expanded, Craig purchased his first franchise, a MAACO Auto Painting shop in 1991.

In 1995, Craig and his wife sold their MAACO franchise and chain of successful 1-hour photo stores and stepped into your shoes. They were nervous about finding their next business adventure, but they knew they wanted it to be another franchise. That was when they scheduled a free business consultation in the Orange County FranNet office. After the franchise expert evaluated their skills, he introduced the Wells to an opportunity he felt best suited their strengths and goals. Since then, and for the next 21 years, Craig was the President and CEO of Cash Plus, Inc., a national franchise company in the retail financial services industry. During that time as a franchisor, Craig continued working with FranNet’s international network of consultants who referred qualified franchisee candidates to expand his franchise and build their futures.

At today’s workshop, you can draw from Craig’s 32 years as a small business owner, franchisee and franchisor to help you organize the correct puzzle pieces into the one picture that can make your future dreams a reality.

Richard Usher 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 10:00 to 10:30 AM)
 
SCORE 5th Annual Women Business Owners Conference
Location:Great Wolf Lodge
12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove 92840
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Date & Time:September 28 2017, Thursday, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:$79, Includes breakfast, lunch and parking. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/26.
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SCORE 5th Annual Women Business Owners Conference

Dare to Stand Out!

$79 price includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.

• A women’s interactive conference for the savvy Entrepreneur
• Learn to market big even when it is just you!
• Educate your employees with new marketing techniques

Keynote speaker Nellie Akalp talks on How to Embrace the “Small” in Small Business.

Nellie and her husband and business partner started their first business in 1997 with $100 and sold it to Intuit eight years later for $20 million. Instead of retiring early they got back into the industry in 2009 with the launch of CorpNet.com. In 2016 Nellie was named Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO Ventura County. CorpNet has been recognized on the Inc.5000 list in 2016 and 2017.

Other speakers include:
Liz Goodgold: REDFire Branding
Author, Speaker, & Branding Expert

Lisa T.D. Nguyen: Founder of Senhoa Jewelry
Entrepreneur, TV Host & TED Speaker
Roni Ramos: Founder of Harmony 3 Productions

Social Media Strategist

Exhibit Tables available for $225 attendee included:
• Share your promotional material with 250 attendees
• Women business owners to meet and network

For info please contact Debbie Molino:
Debbie.Molino@score114.org or 714-550-7369

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SCORE 5th Annual Women Business Owners Conference - Exhibitor
Location:Great Wolf Lodge
12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove 92840
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Date & Time:September 28 2017, Thursday, from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost:$225, Includes attendee breakfast, lunch and parking. REGISTRATION DEADLINE 9/26.
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Exhibit Tables available for $225 attendee included:

• Share your promotional material with 250 attendees
• Women business owners to meet and network

For info please contact Debbie Molino:
Debbie.Molino@score114.org or 714-550-7369

For more information Click here
 
Intermediate Excel:
    bring your own device and get hands on experience
Location:Clifton C. Miller Community Center
300 Centennial Way, Tustin 92780
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Date & Time:September 28 2017, Thursday, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Learn intermediate Excel concepts including cell references from other worksheets, conditional formatting, flash fill, chart generation, pivot tables, and dashboards. This presentation will include demonstrations of Excel 2016 in action.

Why: Why attend this workshop?
Most businesses today have a heavy load of data at their fingertips. The trick is to listen to what the data is telling us. A visual representation, like a chart or a dashboard, can lead us to better data-driven decision-making.

What: What will I learn?
Tips for leveraging the power of Excel 2016 including creating cell references from other worksheets, conditional formatting, flash fill, chart generation, pivot tables, and dashboards.

How: How do I apply this technology in my business?
This presentation will include demonstrations of Excel 2016 in action. The examples were selected to represent business situations and may be of immediate use in your company.

Who should attend?
Owners, financial managers, team members responsible for data analysis.

This workshop is presented by Eddie Bader, Bryan Iinuma, Eric Klauss and Manish Bhardia.

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.

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.

Eric Klauss has over 25 years experience selling, consulting and recommending Technology solutions as a customer, consultant and salesperson in the industry. Today he provides his expertise to PartnerSource Solutions customers, where he is a Partner. Eric also currently serves President of the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

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 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
 
  
October

 
Hiring Made Easy
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:October 3 2017, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2130 E 4th St., #160, Santa Ana 92705
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Date & Time:October 4 2017, Wednesday, 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)
 
 
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