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February 2024

Webinar – How to Pitch

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Entrepreneurs and innovators can change the world but majority of them don’t get funded because the pitch is the first introduction of the idea to the investors. Capital raising and developing fundraising strategy is crucial part of realizing financial stability in the initial stages of the company. This webinar will discuss to learn how to effectively pitch your idea to investors, provides resources to find and attract investors. REGISTER NOW

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March 2024

How To Set Up & Register Your Business

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. Our discussion will cover legal formation for startups, including: • LLC’s, S-Corporations, C-Corporations • DBA’s • Business permits • Resale…

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What is the Best Legal Structure for my Company? What are the Tax Advantages?

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Many entrepreneurs do not fully understand the differences between a Sole Proprietorship, LLC and S Corporation.  This causes many to form a corporation when they may be better operating as a sole prop. Additionally, they are confused about the tax differences for each structure. They often choose a legal structure based on a perceived tax advantage that is incorrect. This webinar provides an overview of the various tax structures. The required documentation for the original filing and annual filings. The…

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What is the Best Legal Structure for my Company? What are the Tax Advantages?

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Many entrepreneurs do not fully understand the differences between a Sole Proprietorship, LLC and S Corporation.  This causes many to form a corporation when they may be better operating as a sole prop. Additionally, they are confused about the tax differences for each structure. They often choose a legal structure based on a perceived tax advantage that is incorrect. This webinar provides an overview of the various tax structures. The required documentation for the original filing and annual filings. The…

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Turning Your Dream Into A Business

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This class will help you take the first steps to become a new business owner or legitimize a side hustle or hobby. In this class we will help you: • Figure out what you don’t know • Define your basic business model • Outline the basic steps of setting up your entity and bank account • Figure out the appropriate licenses, permits and insurances • Understand available funding strategies • Begin to form your basic business plan REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR The Basics of Starting a Business

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
free

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to get your business started. We will discuss what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and the important steps that need to be taken to begin your business.   Topics of discussion will include: -What it takes to be an entrepreneur -Legal requirements and different legal types including sole proprietorship (DBA), and LLC and S-Corp, -Building your team of experts, including CPA’s, Atty, Bank, Web and marketing experts and industry mentor -Office…

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Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. The featured one-hour session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, and provide steps to start a formal business. Participants will also be introduced to resources to help take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business including the areas below: • Learn the Steps from Business Idea to…

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Developing An Actionable Business Plan

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You can’t get there if you don’t know what or where “there” is. This class is intended to assist both startups and expanding or scaling businesses in developing an actionable and measurable plan for the next steps in growing a profitable business. In this class we will actively work on: • Defining your business model • Identifying your place in the market • Identifying your customers and revenue channels • Identifying expansion opportunities • Costing and pricing • Revenue and…

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Webinar – I Filed the Articles, Now What? “Next Steps” for Running a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

  This webinar will teach the “next steps”  involved in starting up and running an LLC, such as filing the Statement of Information; “member-managed” vs. “manager-managed” LLCs;  determining membership interests; the role, duties and liability of “members”; preparing and following an LLC operating agreement; selling/transferring membership interests; California LLC statutes to be aware of; “Piercing the Corporate Veil” and other acts creating LLC member personal liability; and dissolving the LLC. REGISTER NOW

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April 2024

Webinar – How to Start Your Business

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

  Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea to life. REGISTER NOW

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