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September

 
Start-Up Capital & Financing
Location:La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street, Royal Palm Room, La Palma 90623
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Date & Time:September 18 2014, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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How are successful businesses really funded? We will show you. Are bank loans the best answer to your company’s start-up needs? How does a banker look at your business? What other capital sources are available? Let us show you the best ways to approach commercial lenders.

John Seelinger of SCORE presents this workshop. John has more than 30 years of banking experience (Trust Co of NJ, Midlantic Nat'l Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank) and commercial trading (Asian, African, Middle Eastern and European) experience. He currently is Chairman of SCORE’s Client Finance Committee, assisting clients with their approach to lenders.

(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:September 23 2014, 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)
 
 
  
October

 
What You Need To Know When You Run Your Business Out of Your Home + Online Buying & Selling:
    Basic Sales & Use Tax Obligations
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:October 6 2014, 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.

This segment will cover:
• Federal Employer Identification Number or EIN
• Recordkeeping
• Bookkeeping systems
• Accounting methods
• Useful business terms
• Types of business organizations
• Tips when selecting a tax preparer

In the next segment a Business Taxes Specialist from the California State Board of Equalization, Irvine District Office will discuss the following:
• Your basic sales and use tax obligations
• Registering for a California Seller’s Permit
• Filing a return
• Paying your return electronically
• How to used a resale certificate properly

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc and a Business Taxes Specialist from the California Board of Equalization present this workshop.

Joni Terens’ 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:Anaheim Gordon Hoyt Conference Center
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor, Anaheim West Tower, Anaheim 92805
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Date & Time:October 7 2014, 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)
 
Are You Ready To Exit? Succession Planning For Baby Boomer Business Owners
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:October 9 2014, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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OWN A BUSINESS? THINKING ABOUT SUCCESSION PLANNING AND RETIREMENT? CONCERNED ABOUT TAX CONSEQUENCES?

Waiting until “late in the game” is not a good idea. On the other hand, planning ahead may lead to a better return for those years of hard work you have invested in your business. This workshop will answer many of the questions you may now have.

Small business owners generally are so busy working in their business they seldom set aside time to work on their business. When they do reach the point of thinking about succession planning or simply selling and retiring the end result they see may not meet their expectations or what they had hoped for when they started their business.

There are questions that need to be asked and answered;

• What will my business be worth when I reach the point of retirement?
• How will I handle the transition?
• How will my exit strategy affect my taxes?
• How should I invest for the future?

During this workshop we’ll talk about all of these things and many others.

Mandy Woo of SCORE and Joseph Emanuele of Emanuele Evaluations present this workshop.

Mandy is a Certified Financial Planner and business owner herself. She has helped individuals, families and small business owners achieve their financial goals through customized, comprehensive, strategic financial planning for over 13 years. Mandy holds a Bachelor Degree in Investment Finances and a Master Degree in Taxation. She also holds General Security, Insurance, and Investment Advisor licenses.

Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant, he owns a boutique business valuation firm specializing in valuations for financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions and estate taxes. He also maintains a number of other professional designations including Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), both issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

(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 21 2014, 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

 
How To Manage Payroll So You Withhold The Correct Amount From Employees AND How To Make Tax Deposits & File A Return To Report Your Payroll Taxes
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:November 3 2014, Monday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Hear from an expert speaking on behalf of the IRS. Find out what you need to know to take the office-in-the-home deduction including how to qualify, how to determine business percentage, which types of expenses to include, and how to include them.

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)
 
Demystifying Financial Statements
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 4 2014, 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 PM)
 
How To Manage Payroll So You Withhold The Correct Amount From Employees AND How To Make Tax Deposits & File A Return To Report Your Payroll Taxes
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:November 5 2014, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Hear from an expert speaking on behalf of the IRS. Find out what you need to know to take the office-in-the-home deduction including how to qualify, how to determine business percentage, which types of expenses to include, and how to include them.

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)
 
Retirement Planning For Small Business Owners
Location:Tustin Branch - OC Public Library
345 E. Main Street, Tustin 92780
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Date & Time:November 20 2014, Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 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 5:00 to 5:30 PM)
 
Build a Great Credit Score to Get that Loan!
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:November 20 2014, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 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)
 
Buy/Sell & Valuation of a Business
Location:National University
3390 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
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Date & Time:November 25 2014, 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)
 
 
  
December

 
Hiring People Who Live In The U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens
Location:Fullerton Public Library
353 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton 92832
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Date & Time:December 1 2014, 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.

Learn how to:

• Verify an employee's identity and status with proper documentation;
• Withhold federal taxes at the proper withholding or treaty rate;
• Deposit and pay the tax withheld properly; and
• File accurately and timely the withholding tax returns

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc. presents this workshop. Her 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)
 
Demystifying Financial Statements
Location:Anaheim Gordon Hoyt Conference Center
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor, Anaheim West Tower, Anaheim 92805
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Date & Time:December 2 2014, 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 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Hiring People Who Live In The U.S. But Are Not U.S. Citizens
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:December 3 2014, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
More Info:


You are invited to attend a free Small Business Tax presentation by an enrolled agent who is speaking on behalf of the IRS.

Learn how to:

• Verify an employee's identity and status with proper documentation;
• Withhold federal taxes at the proper withholding or treaty rate;
• Deposit and pay the tax withheld properly; and
• File accurately and timely the withholding tax returns

Joni K. Terens, President of Accurate Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc. presents this workshop. Her 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)
 
 
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