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  Workshops - Planning A New Business
 
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September

 
How To Start A Successful Business and Avoid The Pitfalls
Location:Laguna Woods City Hall
24264 El Toro Rd., Council Chambers, Laguna Woods 92637
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Date & Time:September 12 2019, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Start-Ups fail at a very high rate. There is a lot more to starting a business then getting a name, license and location. Follow these steps and it will help to insure success. Learn what to focus on and how to overcome common obstacles. Mistakes cost money and can bury your business early on. Step by Step guideline.

• Basic Startup Requirements
• Startup or Buy Existing
• Creating a Workable Plan
• Financing & Projections
• Legal Forms of Organization
• Hiring & Training

Barry Mc Kinley of SCORE has started, owned & operated 10 different companies in 5 different industries. He sold each of the companies to investors, employees and competitors including Fortune 1000 companies. With his vast experience he has been involved in all segments of business, from hiring, financing to sales and promotions, and has counseled over 2,100 SCORE clients.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Develop a Winning Business Plan
Location:La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street, Royal Palm Room, La Palma 90623
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Date & Time:September 19 2019, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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A Business Plan is an important document for raising start-up capital, helping you to monitor progress and achieving your goals. When done correctly, it is a "living" document and tool that will help you manage the business beyond start-up. We will help you prepare a realistic plan that will document your vision, goals and strategy. No business should be started or maintained without a Plan. The key is an understanding of what should be included and how to capture the reader's interest in a concise but interesting way. Having a difficult time with the financial section? Your presenter will help you understand the three financial statements and how they relate to risk and performance. He will take the mystery out of forecasting.

Jim Chamberlain of SCORE presents this workshop. Jim has an MBA and is a CMA (Certified Management Accountant). Jim has held financial positions with Dexter, General Dynamics and Statek Corporation, as well as an environmental start-up. For ten years he was part owner, director, and CFO of Consolidated Reprographics, an Orange County leading reprographics company. He also helped manage a privately held high technology company awarded as one of the top 50 fastest growing private companies in Orange County. During his career, Jim has had extensive experience in merger and acquisition activity as both buyer and seller. He has prepared Business Plans, sold and purchased businesses and has helped entrepreneurs improve their cash flow. Management Accounting is his specialty. Jim has been active in various volunteer organizations, such as SCORE and United Way. He is also a past president and director of the Certified Management Accounting Society of Southern California (CMASSC).

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

 
Be Your Own Boss, Do You Have What It Takes?
Location:Orange County One-Stop Center - North
7077 Orangewood Ave., Ste. 200, Garden Grove 92841
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Date & Time:October 1 2019, Tuesday, from Noon to 2:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Are you thinking about starting your own business? Being your own boss is intriguing but have you thought through all it entails.

David Harris will help you understand what is involved and make sure you are ready for the challenges.

Presenter David Harris is a SCORE Volunteer and Vice Chair of Outreach for the Orange County Chapter.

(Registration/Check-in 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon)
 
Simplify Your Business Plan; Use the Business Model Canvas
Location:Orange County One-Stop Center - North
7077 Orangewood Ave., Ste. 200, Garden Grove 92841
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Date & Time:October 8 2019, Tuesday, from Noon to 2:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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The Business Model Canvas is a tool to identify all aspects of your start-up business. Lenders are starting to accept the Business Model Canvas rather than a full Business Plan. This approach will help you to identify all aspects of your start-up and ensure its success.

What you will learn
• How to use the Business Model Canvas to create your business
• Identify your Value Proposition for your competitive success
• Check your Value Proposition to customer’s needs.

Mike Edwards is a SCORE Mentor and uses the Business Model Canvas to guide clients in refining their business idea. His background is in Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing.

(Registration/Check-in 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon)
 
Starting A Business? We Can Help You Make That Dream A Reality
Location:Orange County One-Stop Center - North
7077 Orangewood Ave., Ste. 200, Garden Grove 92841
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Date & Time:October 15 2019, Tuesday, from Noon to 2:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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There’s satisfaction and pride associated with owning and operating your own business, however there’s also risk and challenges… not everyone succeeds. So understanding them and how to deal with them will improve your chances for success, and attending this free workshop will help you get started on the right foot!

We’ll talk about:
• Identifying a specific market for what you’ll be selling
• Creating a sales message that works
• Where funding may be available to help get you started
• Avoiding common mistakes made in choosing a business location
• Deciding what business structure is best for you
Many small business start-ups fail in just a few short years… don’t let that happen to you. The time and effort you invest working on your business before you get started working in your business will pay off.

Dennis Wright of SCORE presents this workshop. His 43-year business career included sales, procurement and management roles, and since 2009 he has put that considerable experience to work as a SCORE volunteer helping more than 300 would be and existing business owners with various challenges and opportunities.

(Registration/Check-in 11:30 to 12:00 Noon)
 
 
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