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October

 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:October 26 2017, 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 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 10:00 to 10:30 AM)
 
 
  
November

 
How to Create and Use Excel Sheets & Dashboard in Excel
Location:Microsoft Store - South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St., #1249 (at the theater), Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 1 2017, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Registration will be from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Workshop & presentation: From 6:30 to 7:30
Networking & raffle Prizes: From 7:30 to 8:30

Presented by Vazi Okhandiar. Vasi is a consultant, trainer and entrepreneur, has over 20 years of software development and 15 years of teaching experience. Previously, she has worked for Fortune 100 companies including Toyota, Hewlett Packard and Computer Science Corporation. Vazi holds B.S. in Electrical Engineering and MBA from the University of California, Irvine and M.S. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology. She is Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Leadership Committee. She provides her expertise as a SCORE Mentor to business clients in Southern California.

Time for networking, prepare your business cards, 30 second pitch…

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Women's Breakfast
Location:Center Club
650 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 3 2017, Friday, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cost: $35 pre-register online by Nov 1; $40 AFTER Nov 1 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.
 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 7 2017, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics
Location:La Habra Community Center
101 W La Habra Blvd, El Camino Room, La Habra 90631
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Date & Time:November 8 2017, Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 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 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Disaster Recovery
Location:Microsoft Store - Mission Viejo
The Shops At Mission Viejo, #578, 2nd Floor (at the theater), Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:November 8 2017, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Registration will be from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Workshop & presentation: From 6:30 to 7:30
Networking & raffle Prizes: From 7:30 to 8:30

Presented by Eric Klauss of SCORE. Eric 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.

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Choose the Right Technology to Help Get Your Business off the Ground and Grow
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:November 9 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Technology is constantly changing and evolving. In this workshop, we will cover some of the growing trends in technology as they relate to business and how you can leverage new tools to create more opportunities for your business to grow.

We will discuss digital transformation (specifically, the application of digital technology in business) and how small changes can save money. We will also talk about how businesses operate traditionally, in the cloud, and using a hybrid model.

Eddie Bader, Eric Klauss, Manish Bhardia and Brian Linuma present this workshop.

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.

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.

Brian Linuma 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. Linuma is active in the Southern California chapter of International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP - SoCal) and the Microsoft Community Connections Program (MCC). Mr. Linuma holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Demystifying the Commercial Leasing Process
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:November 9 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 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 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Social Security and Medicare Made Clear
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:November 16 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Thinking about your Social Security or 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 Social Security and 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. Social Security is a major source of income, and 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.

Mandy Woo of SCORE and Ecy O’Roake, United Health Care Agent / Adviser present this workshop.

Mandy Woo is a Certified Financial Planner and business owner herself. She has helped individuals, families and small business owners achieve their financial goals through customized, comprehensive, strategic financial planning for over 13 years. Mandy holds a Bachelor Degree in Investment Finances and a Master Degree in Taxation. She also holds General Security, Insurance, and Investment Advisor licenses.

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)
 
Free Legal Clinic For Small Business
Location:Urban Workshop
365-A Clinton Street, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 29 2017, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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FREE WORKSHOP: LEGAL TOPICS IN STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA

Come to the workshop to learn about:

• The principal types of legal business structures available in California
• Practical considerations to starting your business
• Responsibilities of small business owners

FREE legal and business assistance provided by volunteers!
• During the workshop, a SCORE volunteer will be available to assist attendees with business questions.
• After the workshop, volunteer attorneys will be available to assist attendees who meet the income eligibility guidelines of the Public Law Center*

* To RSVP or to receive more information, contact Sarah Efthymiou at the Public Law Center at 714-541-1010 x 281, or email sefthymiou@publiclawcenter.org.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
The Secrets To Buying A Franchise
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:November 30 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 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.

Craig Wells presents 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.

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

 
Common Legal Questions For Businesses
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:December 7 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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DON'T MISS THIS WORKSHOP!! Here's your chance to get answers to your business legal questions without paying an arm and a leg.

New business owners often have questions regarding the formalities required to get their business off the ground. This seminar assists the small business owner in determining the best legal structure for their business. In addition, the seminar addresses the common types of contracts small business owners encounter and provides attendees with tips for entering contracts. Finally, the seminar will also touch on protecting the intellectual property of a small business.

Matthew Reynolds of Kring & Chung, Attorneys LLP presents this workshop. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from Youngstown State University and Cum Laude from Pepperdine University. He is a successful litigator over a broad spectrum of cases, including legal malpractice, product liability, toxic torts, personal injury, catastrophic injury, fraud, wrongful death, contracts, trademarks, business, insurance and construction. Today he specializes in performance contracting, energy, construction, and fraud, as well as business litigation. He represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Last year, Mr. Reynolds, in coordination with other attorneys, recovered $7,285,000 on behalf of Plaintiff clients. On the Defense side, in 2009, Mr. Reynolds wrote a single motion wherein the Court dismissed $1,700,000 in claims brought against his client.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Avoiding Employment Related Litigation
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 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)
 
 
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