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September

 
What You Need To Know About Schedule C & Other Small Business Taxes & Tax Forms
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:September 2 2015, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS.

What we will cover:

• An overview of Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business
• Learn how to calculate gross profit and gross income
• Learn how to identify and deduct expenses
• Learn how to calculate net profit or loss.

We will also discuss how to determine whether the Form 1040, Schedule C EZ, Net Profit from Business, should be filed instead of the Schedule C as well as some areas on Form 1040, US Individual Income Tax Return, which may be of interest to small business owners.

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc presents this workshop. Joni’s’ responsibilities include tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and businesses. As an enrolled Agent (EA) enrolled to practice before the IRS since 1987 she also specializes in taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies. Ms. Terens teaches IRS Small Business Seminars, VITA classes and FEMA workshops. In addition, she has taught IRS Exit seminars at local military bases and specializes in tax issues for the military. She also currently serves on the Small Business Employers Advising Committee, and CSEA Education Foundation as a trustee.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
What You Need To Know About Schedule C & Other Small Business Taxes & Tax Forms
Location:Fullerton Public Library - Osborne Room
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Osborne Room, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:September 14 2015, Monday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS.

What we will cover:

• An overview of Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business
• Learn how to calculate gross profit and gross income
• Learn how to identify and deduct expenses
• Learn how to calculate net profit or loss.

We will also discuss how to determine whether the Form 1040, Schedule C EZ, Net Profit from Business, should be filed instead of the Schedule C as well as some areas on Form 1040, US Individual Income Tax Return, which may be of interest to small business owners.

John Rumbold of Rumbold Tax Advisory presents this workshop. John has worked as a tax preparer and advisor for fourteen years. Currently, he is a tax practitioner at Rumbold Tax Advisory, responsible for tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and business entities. He also works part-time for a tax audit defense company, representing taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS and state taxing agencies. Prior to forming his own tax practice in 2006, he worked as a tax specialist at H&R Block for seven years.

John holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of New Haven and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, and is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial PlannerTM.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Using Quickbooks - An Introduction
Location:Aliso Viejo Branch - OC Public Library
1 Journey, Aliso Viejo 92656
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Date & Time:September 16 2015, Wednesday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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This is an introductory course meant for people contemplating buying and installing QuickBooks or those who are in the process of installing it. The course describes the type of company for which QuickBooks is a good fit and for which it isn't. A summary review of QuickBooks (PC version) vs QuickBooks Online is included. The focus of the content is to show you the correct way to prepare your records with a program such as QuickBooks for the desktop. Following the typical course of events for a new company, the workshop will progress from pre-opening expenses to the typical first month activities and then conclude by looking at the reports at the end of the first month.

Irene Klepp, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, presents this workshop. Irene and her company, Klepp & Associates, provide QuickBooks Consulting, Training and Outsourced CFO Services to Startups, Non-Profits and commercial businesses. Irene is certified in multiple QuickBooks versions and has been working with QuickBooks since 2005. She is a member of QBExpress, a training network of QuickBooks Consultants that deliver individual and classroom training. Klepp & Associates specializes in Virtual Accounting services for clients that need Accounting support without the cost of permanent headcount. Irene and her team enjoy supporting businesses in Medical Devices, IT, Software Development and Digital Media in addition to a roster of several Orange County Non-Profits.

(Registration/Check-in 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Retirement Planning For Small Business Owners
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:September 23 2015, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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CONCERNED ABOUT ATTRACTING & RETAINING TALENTED EMPLOYEES… CAN’T KEEP UP WITH TAX LAW CHANGES… NOT YET PLANNED FOR YOUR OWN RETIREMENT?

Learn easy and inexpensive ways to retain key employees in a competitive market place, find income and tax shelters you can use, and determine the right way to prepare for your own retirement. If you're a small business owner for 5 years without a retirement plan in place this workshop is definitely for you!

Small businesses have generally not been very successful in terms of providing opportunities for their employees to save for retirement. Many still believe they can’t afford to do so. Only 44% of small businesses offer retirement plans. Lots of business owners are so busy working in their businesses they haven’t even taken time to plan for their own retirement, let alone keep up with the constant tax law changes which affect retirement planning in general. So what’s the best plan for your business, the best plan for you as an owner? It might be a SIMPLE IRA, SEP IRA, SOLO 401k, Roth 401k or Defined Benefit Plan. What are the advantages and disadvantages? If you currently have a retirement plan, is it still the best choice? Have you done your annual retirement plan “checkup”? We all need a clear plan, a road map to the future. This workshop will help you understand which retirement plans you should use for the best results.

Mandy Woo of SCORE presents this workshop. She is a Certified Financial Planner and business owner herself and has helped individuals, families and small businesses achieve their financial goals through customized, comprehensive, strategic financial planning for over 13 years. Through her daily practice, and volunteering at SCORE, Mandy has educated many individuals and small business owners in terms of tax planning, protection planning, and investment and retirement planning. She owns a franchise financial advisory business and holds a Bachelor Degree in Investment Finances and a Master Degree in Taxation. Mandy also holds General Security, Insurance, and Investment Advisor licenses. As an ongoing basis, she has been working with CPAs and attorneys to help small business owners design and set up retirement, executive benefit plans and exit strategies suitable for their individual situations.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Demystifying Financial Statements
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:September 29 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your business. Understand and use the right tools to optimize results. Learn to use your basic financial statements and other key measurements to improve your decision making, interpret your company's financial signals, and gain a "Plain English" understanding of basic business terminology. Learn to communicate with financial people and investors to attract capital for growth.

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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
 
  
October

 
How To File & Pay Your Taxes Electronically
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:October 5 2015, Monday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS. During this workshop you will learn:

• About IRS e-file and its benefits for your individual and business returns, as well as how to e-file.
• About electronic payment options so you can determine which is best for your business.
• Software included in the 1040 software package.
• The benefits of filing and paying your taxes electronically.

John Rumbold of Rumbold Tax Advisory presents this workshop. John has worked as a tax preparer and adviser for fourteen years. Currently, he is a tax practitioner at Rumbold Tax Advisory, responsible for tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and business entities. He also works part-time for a tax audit defense company, representing taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS and state taxing agencies. Prior to forming his own tax practice in 2006, he worked as a tax specialist at H&R Block for seven years.

John holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of New Haven and a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix, and is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial PlannerTM.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Buy/Sell & Valuation of a Business
Location:Anaheim Gordon Hoyt Conference Center
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor, Anaheim West Tower, Anaheim 92805
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Date & Time:October 6 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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What’s the Business Worth – Valuation Techniques

What’s your business worth? You’ll learn how to develop a valuation estimate that is defensible whether you are buying, selling or starting a business. Or is a franchise more to your liking? You’ll learn the pros and cons of franchising as well. All of this is in “plain English” and based on current valuation concepts. We will take you through the process using examples of each calculation.

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)
 
How To File & Pay Your Taxes Electronically
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:October 7 2015, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS. During this workshop you will learn:

• About IRS e-file and its benefits for your individual and business returns, as well as how to e-file.
• About electronic payment options so you can determine which is best for your business.
• Software included in the 1040 software package.
• The benefits of filing and paying your taxes electronically.

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc presents this workshop. Joni’s’ responsibilities include tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and businesses. As an enrolled Agent (EA) enrolled to practice before the IRS since 1987 she also specializes in taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies. Ms. Terens teaches IRS Small Business Seminars, VITA classes and FEMA workshops. In addition, she has taught IRS Exit seminars at local military bases and specializes in tax issues for the military. She also currently serves on the Small Business Employers Advising Committee, and CSEA Education Foundation as a trustee.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Costing, Pricing & Breakeven
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:October 13 2015, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost: $35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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How do you price your product or service? Is it at a level that generates a profit or are you losing money and burning through cash? All businesses large, small, or start-up face this important challenge. Before establishing prices it is necessary to understand your specific marketing goals, the factors that influence pricing strategy, and all possible pricing strategies.

Pricing is only part of the issue. Are you aware of the costs of your product or service? How much do your employees cost and how do they impact pricing? How do your costs behave as sales increase or decrease? This workshop also addresses the following questions.

• What annual sales level is required to achieve a sustainable cash flow position?
• What annual or monthly sales do I need to achieve my targeted cash flow?
• Is it a good idea to invest in a larger or nicer facility?
• Should I hire full or part time employees?

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are preparing business plans or financial projections. Information from this workshop is also helpful if you are introducing a new product or service and want a more thorough understanding of pricing strategy. Knowledge of financial statements would be useful but not necessary.

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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
Build a Great Credit Score to Get that Loan!
Location:Newport Beach Public Library
1000 Avocado Avenue, Friends Room, Newport Beach 92660
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Date & Time:October 14 2015, Wednesday, from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Whether it’s a personal loan, business loan or any kind of credit, your credit score is an important deciding factor. A better credit score could save you thousands of dollars in interest cost! The goal of the seminar is to dispel all the misinformation on the subject of credit. The workshop will equip the attendees with accurate and reliable information to help them make better financial decisions when obtaining an SBA loan, and all type of credit. Furthermore, attendees will leave the presentation understanding how to build, improve, and maintain a perfect credit scores to better manage and protect their credit reputation and potential.

Nabil Captan presents this workshop. Nabil is a nationally recognized credit-scoring expert, educator and certified Department of Real Estate instructor on the subject of credit. Nabil attended San Diego State University majoring in cost accountancy, and has been involved in the world of finance for 31 years. He’s also a Center Stage Speaker for Wells Fargo. Nabil has been nominated to receive the U.S. Small Business’ “Financial Services Champion for the year 2010”.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Basics of Acccounting - The Language of Business
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:October 27 2015, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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Accounting is the "language of business". People in the business world - owners, managers, bankers, investors - use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the “story” of a business. At its most fundamental level, accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of your business. In this workshop, you will learn how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, ledgers, and, more importantly, how to "account" for the transactions in your business.

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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
 
  
November

 
Costing, Pricing & Breakeven
Location:Anaheim Gordon Hoyt Conference Center
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor, Anaheim West Tower, Anaheim 92805
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Date & Time:November 3 2015, Tuesday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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How do you price your product or service? Is it at a level that generates a profit or are you losing money and burning through cash? All businesses large, small, or start-up face this important challenge. Before establishing prices it is necessary to understand your specific marketing goals, the factors that influence pricing strategy, and all possible pricing strategies.

Pricing is only part of the issue. Are you aware of the costs of your product or service? How much do your employees cost and how do they impact pricing? How do your costs behave as sales increase or decrease? This workshop also addresses the following questions.

• What annual sales level is required to achieve a sustainable cash flow position?
• What annual or monthly sales do I need to achieve my targeted cash flow?
• Is it a good idea to invest in a larger or nicer facility?
• Should I hire full or part time employees?

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs who are preparing business plans or financial projections. Information from this workshop is also helpful if you are introducing a new product or service and want a more thorough understanding of pricing strategy. Knowledge of financial statements would be useful but not necessary.

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)
 
What You Need to Know About Federal Taxes and Your Business
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:November 4 2015, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Find out about basic recordkeeping requirements for Federal purposes, learn the difference between different forms of business organizations, and gain tips on selecting a tax preparer! You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent speaking on behalf of the IRS.

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc presents this workshop. Joni’s’ responsibilities include tax preparation and tax planning for individuals and businesses. As an enrolled Agent (EA) enrolled to practice before the IRS since 1987 she also specializes in taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing agencies. Ms. Terens teaches IRS Small Business Seminars, VITA classes and FEMA workshops. In addition, she has taught IRS Exit seminars at local military bases and specializes in tax issues for the military. She also currently serves on the Small Business Employers Advising Committee, and CSEA Education Foundation as a trustee.

(Registration/Check-in 1:00 to 1:30 PM)
 
Buy/Sell & Valuation of a Business
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
Click here to view map
Date & Time:November 10 2015, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost:$35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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What’s the Business Worth – Valuation Techniques

What’s your business worth? You’ll learn how to develop a valuation estimate that is defensible whether you are buying, selling or starting a business. Or is a franchise more to your liking? You’ll learn the pros and cons of franchising as well. All of this is in “plain English” and based on current valuation concepts. We will take you through the process using examples of each calculation.

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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
Demystifying Financial Statements
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
Click here to view map
Date & Time:November 17 2015, Tuesday, from 9:00 AM to Noon
Cost: $35 pre-register online; $45 at the door (cash or check only)
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Each business decision you make has a financial impact on your business. Understand and use the right tools to optimize results. Learn to use your basic financial statements and other key measurements to improve your decision making, interpret your company's financial signals, and gain a "Plain English" understanding of basic business terminology. Learn to communicate with financial people and investors to attract capital for growth.

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 8:30 to 9:00 AM)
 
 
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