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Network & Partner Events August 16 – August 30

Below is a listing of our partners’ events in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties that are open to you to register for. These events are no/low cost to attend. This is another educational resource we are offering to you for your benefit.

Business Smart Toolkit

Business Smart ToolkitAugust 16, 2016

The workshop lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The curriculum of this workshop allows participants with enough basic knowledge to get them on the right track in starting a business and in connecting them to local resources to provide further support along their entrepreneurial journey. The toolkit contains a variety of small business and financial literacy topics that include business start-up basics, the essentials of becoming credit-ready, and resources for small business education and support

Location: Sherman Oaks, CA


Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement Legal Update

LaborLawsAugust 16, 2016

This webinar is perfect for California Business and HR professionals seeking to stay informed on new laws and updated regulations pertaining to the DLSE. Join us for our Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“Labor Commissioner”) Legal Update webinar for California employers. This webinar will be presented by Attorneys Joseph Macias and Wes Carlson of Sutton Hague Law Corporation, with Guest Speaker Steven Jones of the DLSE.

Location: Webinar


The Revolutionary Role of Mobile Devices in the Global Economy

mobile appsAugust 17, 2016

Join the Global Initiatives Council to hear from Jeffrey Clevelan, Principal and Chief Economist of Payden & Rygel, and Siddarth Savarat, Associate Economist at Payden & Rygel, as they provide an overview of the impact mobile technology will have in the global economy. The availability of mobile web and computing will continue to revolutionize world commerce more than any other technology in history.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Business Seminar

duarte chamber of commerceAugust 18, 2016

Starting a business or already have an existing one? The focus of this seminar is on entrepreneurship. Learn tips on budgeting, marketing outlets, social media, and more. This seminar is open to all local businesses and communities.

Location: Duarte, CA


LA Law Library Business Series: Keeping the Books: Business Accounting Basics

la law library logoAugust 23, 2016

In this session you will learn basic accounting terminology and financial statements. Bring a laptop computer with Excel for this hands-on workshop, and learn to accurately assess your business’s financial outlook by understanding the basics of business accounting and finance. Every business decision must be made with an eye toward the bottom line.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Speakerbot: Intro to Microsoft’s Bot Framework

microsoft bot iconAugust 23, 2016

Microsoft will be hosting a workshop teaching you how to build a bot called “Speakerbot”. Come learn about Microsoft’s bot framework through the eyes of SpeakerBot. It allows groups and individuals to schedule a speaker by working with SpeakerBot. In this session, you will learn the major pieces of the Microsoft bot framework; from conversations and flows; to LUIS, connectors, and channels; to many of the parts in between.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Business Entities and Starting Up

business entitiesAugust 24, 2016

This workshop covers the legal components of starting a new venture. We will cover the various types of business entities to choose from, including sole proprietorship, partnerships, LLCs, corporations, and non-profits. We will also cover all necessary filings and documents one should prepare for each type of venture. Finally, we will cover company upkeep and other important legal considerations for your new venture. Participants will learn the pros and cons for each and other business practices for new ventures.
***Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45; Pay at the door $60.00

Location: Glendale, CA


504 Refinance Training

sba refinanceAugust 24, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) invites lenders to join them for a unique opportunity for your financial lending institution to obtain a fundamental overview training on the topic of 504 Refinance Training.
***Effective 5/26/16, the SBA 504 Debt Refinancing Program has been reauthorized (SBA published an Interim Final Rule that confirms the current regulation on debt refinancing 13 CFR 120.882(g) to the new statutory requirements). To prepare our lending community for this program update, we are offering a training class. This class will be taught by Mr. Brian Kearns, V.P. Executive Director of Coastal Business Finance. You will also have an opportunity to interact with colleagues who are already engaged with the SBA 504 program.

Location: Santa Barbara, CA


Commercial Real Estate for Independent Entrepreneurs

real estate icons

August 25, 2016

In this workshop you will learn the difference between leasing a location inside a mall vs. a neighborhood center; different types of real estate brokers and their expertise; business documents needed before approaching a landlord or broker; determining the best location for your business; protecting your assets for the worst case scenario; and many other different leasing opportunities.
***Pre-register and Pre-pay online $45; Pay at the door $60.00

Location: Glendale, CA


Tech Thursday

tech thursdayAugust 25, 2016

“A small leak will sink a great ship,” said Ben Franklin. Could you spot a breach from afar and protect your business from the vulnerability of malware, phishing, and data mining attacks? Come learn how to fend off these and other cyber threats at the next Tech Thursday with IT and cyber defense expert Eric Coughenour of EZ Worknet. Learn all about the anatomy of a breach, from observation to prevention and mitigation. Discover how hackers can use your personal information against you, and what cybersecurity leaks exist within your work routine.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Panel de Recursos para su Negocio en Huntington Park

business_resources25 de Agosto, 2016

Deseas expandir tu negocio?
Necesitas Capital para tu negocio?
Accesar a prestamos pequeños o grandes y sus requisites
Asistencia gratis para emprender su negocio o avanzar el existente
*Deseas conocer con que otros recursos puedes contar para tu negocio?
Acompañanos y conoce mas información de interés para tu negocio.

Location: Huntington Park, CA

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2016 Startup Business Expo Tour

August 27, 2016

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration is promoting an event to help startups, small businesses, entertainment and production companies, food services, event planners, home-based businesses, entrepreneurs, fashion & beauty businesses, e-commerce, accounting services, cleaning services, consultants, childcare and more! Learn how to successfully start a business in LA; predict your financial future; choose a legal entity; and access capital.
***in Spanish***

Location: Monterey Park, CA


Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

western-foodservice-hospitality-expoAugust 28-30, 2016

If you are interested foodservice and/or hospitality, this 3-day event is a must for you. Get full access to +650 leading industry suppliers; attend sessions and events as part of the The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum educational program (included in your registration fees); and network with thousands of attendees and professionals within the industry. There will also be culinary demonstrations; a food trends experience; beer, wine, and spirits pavillion; key-buyer alliance, plus much more that will take place throughout the 3-day expo. Events start each day at 11:00 a.m.
***Registration for this 3-day event is $65

Location: Los Angeles, CA


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