Small Business Orientation Workshop: Presented by the Orange County Small Business Development

Small Business Orientation Workshop: Presented by the Orange County Small Business Development

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JANUARY
SANTA ANA DISTRICT OFFICE
EVENTS CALENDAR
200 West Santa Ana Blvd., Suite 700, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 550-7420
SBA District Website:
Serving Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties
DATE/TIME / SUBJECT / FEE / LOCATION / CONTACT NUMBER
Tuesday, 01/07/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Social Media & Search Engine Optimization-Grow Your Business Online / $35 if register online by 01/06
$45 at the door
*Cash or check only / National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/07/2014 and
Wednesday, 01/08/2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Designing an Effective Marketing Plan: Thishighly interactive series’ primary focus is learning the necessary skills to create a Marketing Plan, what a Marketing Plan is, what the key components within a Marketing Plan are, and how to utilize marketing to lead and manage a business more effectively, presented by Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center / $40 if register online by 01/06
$50 at the door / Indio Workforce
Development Center
44-199 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92201 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Wednesday, 01/08/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration Recommended / Encore Entrepreneurs - 50+ Turning Your Ideas Into A Business Reality: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/07
$25 at the door / Paychex Facility
Large Conference Room
1420 Iowa Avenue, Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507 / Inland Empire SCORE
951-652-4390
Register online at

Wednesday, 01/08/2014
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Tax Law Updates – Learn from an Expert: Find out how to compute the self-employed deduction for Medicare premiums, identify IRA contribution limitations, when and how to report foreign financial assets and offshore accounts, identify expired tax deductions and credits, and discuss accelerated depreciation alternatives. You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS, hosted by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Mission Viejo City Hall
Saddleback Room
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Wednesday, 01/08/2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Understanding Your Financials: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/07
$25 at the door / Chaffey College-
Fontana Campus
Bldg/Rm-FNAC-202
16855 Merrill Avenue,
Fontana, CA 92335 / Inland Empire SCORE
951-652-4390
Register online at

Thursday, 01/09/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Human Resources Basics: Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange
43200 Business Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Thursday, 01/09/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Open for Business in Rancho Cucamonga: Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Rancho Cucamonga
Chamber of Commerce
9047 Arrow Route, Suite 180
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Thursday, 01/09/2014
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED /

Small Business Orientation Workshop: Presented by the Orange County Small Business Development Center

/ $10 / Rancho Santiago Community CollegeDistrict Center
2323 N. Broadway – Rm. 103
Santa Ana, CA 92706 / Orange County SBDC
Elizabeth Arteaga
714-564-5200


Thursdays, 01/09/2014
and02/13/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / CVWBC Book Club Reads-7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Be a part of a group that studies one of the best-regarded books in recent history. This principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems is as relevant today as when it was written. Book included / $35 if register
by 01/06
*Only 10 seats available / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
77-806 Flora Road, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Thursday, 01/09/2014
5:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Demystifying the Commercial Leasing Process: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Irvine Public Library
Heritage Park
Regional Branch
14361 Yale Avenue
Irvine, CA 92604 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/09/2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / ABC’s of Starting Your Own Business: Join an interactive discussion on the role of an entrepreneur. Learn critical steps you need to take when starting a business. Find out about licenses and permits, legal structures for your business, requirements to getting a small business loan, presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / Cypress Neighborhood Center
8380 Cypress Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Thursday, 01/09/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Grow Your Business With Email & Social Media – Plus Bonus-What’s New with Facebook: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/09/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / The Affordable Care Act – What the Business Owner Needs to Know: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Fullerton Public Library
353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92612 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Friday 01/10/2014
7:30 am to 10:30 am
Pre-registration
Recommended / The Women in Business Breakfast Series - SCORE Superstar Women: Three Years Later - Three years ago Tom Patty introduced five female, small business owners who shared their amazing success stories. That was a warm up to what they have done since then. Come listen to these incredible women tell us exactly what they did to continue growing their businesses dramatically, presented by Orange County SCORE / $35 if register online by 01/09*Cash or check only. Valet Parking included / The Center Club
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Monday, 01/13/2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Writing a Winning Business Plan – Overview to Planning Your Business: Presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / Rancho Cucamonga
Chamber of Commerce
9791 Arrow Route
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:
/ Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Monday, 01/13/2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Prepare to Launch – Information and Resources to Start a Business: Learn about: •How to refine your business idea •Step by step guide to starting your business •Critical planning for finances and marketing, presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / Ovitt Family
Community Library
215 East “C” Street
Ontario, CA 91764 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Tuesday, 01/14/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration
Recommended / Writing A Winning Business Plan: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/13
$25 at the door / Mt. San Jacinto College-Menifee Campus
Bldg 800 Room 805
28237 La Piedra Road
Menifee, CA 92584 / Menifee Chamber of Commerce
951-672-1991
Register online at

Tuesday, 01/14/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Marketing Approaches for Success: Presented by Orange County SCORE / $35 if register online by 01/13
$45 at the door
*Cash and checks only / National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / Orange County SCORE
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/14/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / The Power of Positive Choices: Attend this workshop to learn how to identify the traits you want to change, eliminate words and actions that hold you back, and develop systems for a more positive outlook, presented by Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center / $20 if register online by 01/13
$25 at the door / Indio Workforce
Development Center
44-199 Monroe Street
Indio, CA 92201 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Tuesday, 01/14/2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Introduction to QuickBooks:
Presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / San Jacinto Community
Senior Center
625 South Pico Avenue
San Jacinto, CA 92583 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Tuesday, 01/14/2014
6 pm to 8:45 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Branding & Website Strategy for Your Organization: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Rancho Santa Margarita
Orange County Public Library
30902 La Promesa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 / Orange County SCORE
714-550-7369

Wednesday, 01/15/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Crowd Funding: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/14
$25 at the door / Redlands City Hall
35 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA 92373 / City of Redlands
909-798-7629
Register online at

Wednesday, 01/15/2014
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar: Presented by Economic Development Department (EDD) / FREE / Rancho Santiago Community CollegeDistrict Center
2323 N. Broadway - Rm. 107
Santa Ana, CA 92706 / Orange County SBDC
Elizabeth Arteaga
714-564-5200


Wednesday, 01/15/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / The ABC’s of Starting Your Own Business: A workshop to help a pre-venture entrepreneur determine the feasibility of their small business idea in the current market. The discussion centers on business plan development, entity formation, and funding opportunities / FREE / Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center
77-806 Flora Road, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Wednesday, 01/15/2014
6 pm to 8:45 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / The Best Customer Service...How To...The Basics:
Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Newport Beach Public Library
FriendsRoom
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/16/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / HIGH PERFORMANCE MARKETING, When Good Enough Is NOT Enough: A Three part series / $75if register online only for three part series
*No walk-ins / National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/16/2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Prepare to Launch – Information and Resources to Start a Business: Learn about: •How to refine your business idea •Step by step guide to starting your business •Critical planning for finances and marketing, presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / Highgrove Public Library
530 West Center Street
Highgrove, CA 92507 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Thursday, 01/16/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-Registration
Recommended / Common Legal Questions for Start-up Businesses: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Fullerton Public Library
353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/16/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-Registration
Recommended / Secrets To Buying A Franchise: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / City of La Palma
Community Center
RoyalPalmRoom
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Friday, 01/17 through
Sunday, 01/19/2014
See Contact for time
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE) Conference: Is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management for women veterans and female military spouses/partners, in partnership with U.S. Small Business Administration / $75 for hotel and meals / The Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802 / Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit
of Entrepreneurship (VWISE)

Register at:

Saturday, 01/18/2014
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED /

Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media & Facebook BootCamp: Presented by Constant Contact, hosted by Orange County SCORE

/ FREE for
part one
$139 for
part two
*Lunch included / Mission Viejo City Hall
Saddleback Room
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/21/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration Recommended / Basic Sales and Use Tax Workshop / Return Preparation: Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Carolyn Owens
Community Center
13201 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91730 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Tuesday, 01/21/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Selling Techniques that Work
Presented by Orange County SCORE / $35if register online by 01/20 $45 at the door *Cash or check only / National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/21/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Selling with Synchronicity:
Sales Expert and Coach Ursula Mentjes expands the sales conversation beyond the selling process; even the principles of her bestselling book Selling with Intention, into the realm of quantum physics, where ease, flow, and fun replace hard work, inconsistency, and frustration. Join us for this great networking event / $25 with online registration only / ShareKitchen
68800 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Tuesday, 01/21/2014
6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Risk Management: How To Plan For Your Company's Survival: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Aliso Viejo Branch
Orange County Public Library
1 Journey
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Wednesday, 01/22/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Business Plan 101- Competitive Advantage: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/21
$25 at the door / Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange
43200 Business Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590 / Inland Empire SCORE
951-652-4390
Register online at

Wednesday, 01/22/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Open for Business in Ontario:
Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Ontario Chamber of Commerce
520 North Euclid Avenue
Ontario, CA 91762 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Wednesday, 01/22/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Open for Business in Victorville: Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / High Desert Small Business
Development Center
15490 Civic Drive, Suite 102
Victorville, CA 92392 / High Desert Small Business
Development Center
Kristen Gerke


Wednesday, 01/22/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / QuickBooks for Beginners: Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Moreno Valley
Conference Center
14075 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92552 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Wednesday, 01/22/2014
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Investment Climate – 2013 and 2014 Forecast: With some signs of a turnaround in the nationals and regional economy, cautious optimism seems to be taking hold in the investment community / $25 for non-members
FREEfor members / Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660 / OCTANe Orange County
949-330-6565


Wednesday, 01/22/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Technology To Protect Your Business: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/23/2014
7:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / SCORE 50th Anniversary Breakfast and Expo: Guest speakers Congressman Raul Ruiz and U.S. Small Business Administration, Adalberto Quijada, District Director Santa Ana District Office / $10
*Includes breakfast / Agua Caliente Casino
Resort Spa
Cahuilla Ballroom
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Coachella Valley SCORE
760-773-6507


Thursday, 01/23/2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Intellectual Property Fundamentals for the Start-up:
Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Tustin Branch
Orange County Public Library
345 East Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/23/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Basics of Accounting - The Language of Business: Presented by Orange County SCORE / $35if register online by 01/22
$45 at the door *Cash or check only / UC Irvine Extension
110 Theory Drive, Suite 25
Irvine, CA 92616 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/23/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-Registration
Recommended / What Your Banker Needs To Know: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Digital Media Center
1300 South Bristol
Santa Ana, CA 92704 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Friday, 01/24/2014
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pre-registration Recommended / Business Plan 101- Competitive Advantage: Presented by Inland Empire SCORE / $15 if register online by 01/23
$25 at the door / Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce
904 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879 / Inland Empire SCORE
951-652-4390
Register online at

Tuesday, 01/28/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Buy/Sell and Valuation of a Business / $35if register online by 01/27
$45 at the door *Cash or check only / National University
3390 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/28/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / How to Create Your Social Media Strategy Plan -
Learn how to create your social media strategy plan, defining objectives, setting goals, listing action steps. Your time is valuable - don’t let your social media time be wasted! Create your social media strategy, so you can spend your social media time and efforts on purpose, with purpose! / $15if register online by 01/27
$20 at the door / Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center
77-806 Flora Road, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Tuesday, 01/28/2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Tom Patty's High Performance Marketing Without Money:
Presented by Orange County SCORE / $35if register online by 01/27
$45 at the door *Cash or check only / Mission Viejo City Hall
Saddleback Room
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Tuesday, 01/28/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Money From Home! 10 EZ Steps To Starting A Home Based Business: Presented by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Fountain Valley Library
17635 Los Alamos
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 / SCORE Orange County
714-550-7369

Wednesday, 01/29/2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration Recommended / Loans for Your Business:
Presented by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Homecoming at Eastvale
5464 W. Homecoming Circle
Eastvale, CA 91752 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Wednesday, 01/29/2014
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Writing a Winning Business Plan: Your participation in this workshop will set you on the road to success. Whether you are just beginning the business plan writing process, or putting on the finishing touches, this workshop will simplify and organize the process / $20 if register online by 01/28
$25 at the door / Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center
77-806 Flora Road, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211 / Coachella Valley Women’s
Business Center
Kim Scanlan
760-345-9200


Wednesday, 01/29/2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Marketing the “Write” Way / $15 / Inland Empire Women’s Business Center
3780 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Wednesday, 01/29/2014
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / The ABC’s of Starting Your Own Business: Presented by Inland Empire Women’s Business Center / FREE / Veterans Memorial Community Center
4393 Riverview Drive
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242
Register online at:

Thursday, 01/30/2014
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Investment Climate – 2013 and 2014 Forecast: With some signs of a turnaround in the national and regional economy, cautious optimism seems to be taking hold in the investment community / $25 for non-members
FREEfor members / Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660 / OCTANe Orange County
949-330-6565


Thursday, 01/30/2014
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Grow Sales with Market Insight: Presented by Orange County Small Business Development Center / $25 / Mission Viejo City Hall
Saddleback Room
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 / Orange County SBDC
Elizabeth Arteaga
714-564-5200


GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING EVENTS
Monday, 01/13/2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-registration
Recommended / Minority / Women / Disadvantaged Business Certification for Government Contracting Advantages: Hosted by Orange County SCORE / FREE / Los Alamitos Branch
Orange County Public Library
12700 Montecito
Seal Beach, CA 92211 / Orange CountySCORE
714-550-7369

Thursday, 01/23/2014
8:00 am to 10:15 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / 8(a) Application Workshop:
8(a) is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market / FREE / U.S. Small Business Administration – Santa Ana District Office Training Room
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd. #700
Santa Ana, CA 92701 / SBA, Santa Ana District Office
Sandra Anguiano
714-560-7446

Thursday, 01/23/2014
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / HUBZone and WOSB Workshops: HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) are programs created to help small businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market / FREE / U.S. Small Business Administration – Santa Ana District Office Training Room
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd. #700
Santa Ana, CA 92701 / SBA, Santa Ana District Office
Sandra Anguiano
714-560-7446

Tuesday, 01/28/2014
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Matchmaking Opportunities for 8(a) Certified Companies Combined with Business Best Practices! / $25 / Rancho Santiago Community
College District Center
2323 N. Broadway – Rm. 107
Santa Ana, CA 92706 / Orange County SBDC
Elizabeth Arteaga
714-564-5200


Wednesday, 01/29/2014
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Selling to the Government An Overview / $30 / Procurement Assistance Ctr.
152 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879 / Riverside Community
College District
Procurement Assistance Center
Yvonne Hill
951-571-6442


Thursday, 01/30/2014
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / 8(a) Application Workshop Webinar: 8(a) is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market / FREE / Virtual Webinar / SBA, Santa Ana District Office
Michael Schwarz

Thursday, 01/30/2014
10:15 am to 11:30
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / HUBZone and WOSB Workshops Webinar: HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) are programs created to help small businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market / FREE / Virtual Webinar / SBA, Santa Ana District Office
Michael Schwarz

Tuesday, 02/04/2014
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / 8(a) Application Workshop:
8(a) is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market, presented by SBA, Santa Ana District Office, hosted by Inland Empire Small Business Development Center / FREE / Carolyn Owens
Community Center
13201 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91720 / Inland Empire Small Business
Development Center
Deirdre Marsac
909-983-5005


Wednesday, 02/05/2014
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Federal Government Contracting – The Basics / $30 / Procurement Assistance Ctr.
152 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879 / Riverside Community
College District
Procurement Assistance Center
Yvonne Hill
951-571-6442


Wednesday, 02/12/2014
8:30 am to 11:30 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Understanding Federal Government Procurement / $30 / Procurement Assistance Ctr.
152 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879 / Riverside Community
College District
Procurement Assistance Center
Yvonne Hill
951-571-6442


UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, 02/08/2014
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Second Inland Prosperity Conference: The event mission is to bring regional focus to the plethora of opportunities available in every economy – visible to those in the right mindset, presented by the Women’s Business Centers in Coachella Valley and the Inland Empire / FREE / California State University
Santos Manuel Student Union
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407 / Inland Empire Women’s
Business Center
909-890-1242

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS
Tuesday, 01/21/2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Global Perspective on International Trade Seminar & Networking Series – Environmental Economic & Natural Resources: Presented by U.S. Commercial Service, California Inland Empire District Export Council, City of Murrieta and Murrieta Chamber of Commerce / $45 for non- members
FREEfor members / City of Murrieta
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562 / City of Murrieta
Bruce Coleman
Economic Development
Manager, 951-461-6021

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Thursday, 01/23/2014
11:00 am EST
8:00 pm PST
*Log–in 10 minutes prior
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / Selling to NATO Webinar / $75 / Virtual Webinar / U.S. Department of Commerce

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OTHER EVENTS
Wednesday, 01/22/2014
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Pre-registration
Recommended / Affordable Care Act and Your Business: Information workshop to help you understand how the Affordable Care Act will impact your business. Sheree Coates, Economic Development Specialist, Santa Ana District Office, and Covered CA Enrollment Counselors will provide information and answer your questions / FREE / Tlaquepaque Restaurant
101 West Santa Fe Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870 / Path to Health
Gustavo Delgado
714-315-4380


Tuesday, 01/28/2014
7:00 am to 8:15 am
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / What Great Brands Do: Seven brand building principles that separate the best from the rest, presented by Concordia University School of Business / $20
*Includes breakfast / Concordia University Irvine
Grimm Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612 / Concordia University Irvine
Stephen Christensen
714-272-7865

Thursday 01/30 through
Monday, 02/04/2014
8:30 am to 12:15 pm
Pre-registration
REQUIRED / 2014 International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit: Changing Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities / $825 by 12/20 for non-members
$855 after
$725 for IEDC/CLED and Irvine Chamber members
$755 after / Irvine Marriott
1800 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 / Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Victor DiCarlo
949-502-4125


The U.S. Small Business Administration plays a vital role in enabling America’s entrepreneurs to start, grow and succeed. Through our wide array of services - loan guarantees, assistance for small businesses in federal contracting, and business counseling – the SBA has helped millions of individuals start and grow their small businesses.