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March

 
Basics of Acccounting - The Language of Business
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:March 2 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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 1/2 Hour Prior to Workshop)
 
Demystifying Financial Statements
Location:Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center, Saddleback Room, Mission Viejo 92691
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Date & Time:March 8 2017, Wednesday, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
The Road to Business Credit!
Location:Digital Media Center
1300 S. Bristol, Santa Ana 92704
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Date & Time:March 30 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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Financial institutions place a different value on credit scores when considering an extension of business credit. Whether you're seeking an SBA loan, trade line, lease, commercial loan, line of credit, revolving account, secured and unsecured loan and line, this is the workshop you should consider attending.

Access to credit with reasonable cost is vital to business success. Credit score is only one aspect in the approval process. However, scores will determine whether to be given credit, how much, and at what interest rate.

This workshop gives a comprehensive understanding of business and personal scores and reports. Attendee will leave equipped with useful information and tools on how to better manage and protect credit reputation and potential.

Nabil Captan presents this workshop. Nabil Captan is a nationally recognized credit-scoring expert, educator, writer, producer and trainer. He teaches credit profile management at various colleges and universities, as well as for real estate professionals, lenders, financial advisers, credit counselors and business owners. Nabil was nominated for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Financial Services Champion of the Year 2010.

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

 
Buy/Sell & Valuation of a Business
Location:Brea Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Circle, 2nd Floor, Brea 92821
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Date & Time:April 6 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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)
 
QuickBooks - Beyond Basics
Location:Chapman University
549 W. Palm, Orange 92868
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Date & Time:April 10 2017, Monday, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost:No Cost Workshop; Fee for Parking
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Uplift your record keeping to the next level with advanced applications for maximizing the advantages of the most popular bookkeeping software in the market today! You will learn tips and shortcuts for working faster and more efficiently in all your business transactions. Topics will include: Best Practices, Setup Essentials, Advanced Tasks, Job Costing, Budgeting, Customized Reporting, and much more! This class is very interactive with actual ‘Real-Time’ application usage. Class interaction is sought and encouraged. Attendees may bring their own laptops if they choose; it is however not required. QuickBooks 2016 will be the version used for the class. This is an advanced workshop. Attendees MUST have prior QuickBooks working experience and have basic understanding of software functions.

C. P. Krishnan presents this workshop. He is an accomplished business owner, speaker, author, and an expert in the field of finance & small business development. CP holds advanced educational qualifications including Certifications in Accounting & Auditing, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Certified Cost & Associate Chartered Accountant, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), FISMA & ITAR Specialist, and is Certified as a Specialist in Sarbanes Oxley Compliance (CSOX) & Corporate Governance. CP’s recently published books on DCAA, including a step by step approach to ‘Make QuickBooks DCAA Compliant’ are value drivers for all Federal Contractors and SBIR awardees. He is a senior partner of CAK International, LLC, a Business Development firm providing solutions to business owners with Starting, Managing, and Developing successful companies.

(Registration/Check-in 5:30 to 6:00 PM)
 
Retirement Planning For Small Business Owners
Location:La Habra Community Center
101 W La Habra Blvd, El Camino Room, La Habra 90631
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Date & Time:April 12 2017, Wednesday, 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 marketplace, 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 Masters 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)
 
Costing, Pricing & Breakeven
Location:Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda 92886
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Date & Time:April 13 2017, Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost:No Cost
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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)
 
 
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