Calendar Notes

March 20, 2013

Business, Education, Entertainment

600x130_original_crop2nd annual women business

The 2013 Women Business Owners Conference, hosted by SBA’s Orange County Resource Partner Network at the Anaheim Marriott this March 22nd, 2013 will attract more than 300 like-minded business owners for great networking opportunities and to gain more knowledge about social media, personal branding, access to capital, sales techniques, and motivation.

The feedback on the 2012 conference was tremendous and this year there is another great lineup of keynote and conference speakers, including:

Lee Clow – World famous advertising icon and creative force behind the Energizer Bunny, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, and the Apple Think Different campaigns.

Lee Clow is a member of the One Club Hall of Fame, the Art Directors Hall of Fame and the Museum of Modern Art’s Advertising Hall of Fame, and the Clio Awards honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the past two years, Lee was also included in the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” as published by Fast Company magazine.

Liz Goodgold – With over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding, she is the author of RED FIRE BRANDING: Create a Hot Personal Brand and Have Customers for Life and DUH! Marketing.

Liz is a practicing “branding guru” having worked for such major clients as the World Trade CentersSharp HealthCare, Quaker Oats, Pfizer, and Univision.

An often quoted expert, Liz has appeared in over 500 media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Tom Patty – Tom is the former President and Worldwide Account Director of the famous Chiat/Day advertising agency. During his 21-year career at the agency he worked with clients such as Apple, Nike, Pizza Hut, Nissan and other mega-brands and helped build the company’s revenues from $30 million to more than $100 million a year.

He’s worked with some of the best marketing people in the world, including Steve Jobs of Apple, Phil Knight (founder of Nike), and other CEOs.

Over the last 10 years Tom has counseled one-on-one with over 1,000 SCORE clients and conducts some of the most popular marketing workshops for SCORE.

The 2013 Women Business Owners Conference will be an inspiring and energizing event that you cannot afford to miss!

For more information on how to register for this limited-seating event, visit www.wboconference.com.

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The Los Angeles District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of no cost classes for business owners in our Training Room, located at 330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200, Glendale, CA 91203.  Picture identification is required for all attendees by building security.  The parking garage daily rate is $9.00. After hours parking is free.

View the Los Angeles SBA online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events

Registration for all our classes is required.  

To register, please go to the registration site: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1756202965 unless otherwise indicated. 

April 2013:

Health Care Reform Executive Briefing

4/3      2:00PM – 4:00PM

Presented by: Michael Salomon, CBPA Insperity

Healthcare Reform has Employers and HR professionals asking many questions regarding the impact on their business and their employees.  Employers need to prepare now for the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care and Health Care Reform) that start this year.  This Executive Briefing will cover the 5 major provisions affecting employers:

1.       Individual Mandate

2.       Employer Shared Responsibility (Play or Pay)

3.       Reporting

4.       Pricing, Taxes, and Fees

5.       State Exchanges

The penalties for employer compliance violations can be devastating. This session is intended to give employers a basic overview of these provisions.  Both large and small employers are wondering what they need to do to prepare for the 2014 provisions.   This session will help you protect yourself and become a better employer.  Participants will be encouraged to ask questions.

State Payroll Tax Workshop

4/12     9:00AM – 1:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This workshop is designed to benefit small business owners who are seeking:

  • Hands-on experience in calculating taxes and completing payroll tax forms.
  • A refresher for anyone who has attended a previous Federal/State or State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar.
  • Those familiar with State payroll tax reporting who would like additional practice

Limited seating: to reserve today, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886

Marketing Your Business

4/17      9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: PCR SBDC

This workshop you will learn marketing element basics. Such as: resources, information, tips and ideas to help you market your business successfully, the importance of a business marketing plan and how to create one; how to determine and prepare a marketing budget.

To Register call 866-301-9989 or email elsa.orozco@pcrcorp.org

8(a) Application Workshop

4/18      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

Recommended: established business of at least two years

This workshop will address the initial entrance criteria needed for the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. Seating is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted.  Register by phone: 818-552-3223 or by email:beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

4/24      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more…? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

May 2013:

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

5/10 9:00AM – 3:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This informative seminar will cover:

  • California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements.
  • About independent contractor reporting requirements.
  • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options.
  • Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

Limited seating, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886 to reserve today.

Contracts in Plain Language for Small Business

5/16     9:00AM – 12:00PM

Presented by: Los Angeles County Office of Small Business/PTAC, Instructor: John Geiger

This workshop will cut through the legalese and give attendees a better understanding of government contracts.

LIMITED SEATING REGISTER EARLY!  Pre-registration required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

For more information, contact: osb.@isd.lacounty.gov or 323-881-3964

Registration link: http://osb.lacounty.gov/

How to Improve Your Business Workshop Series

5/29      6:30PM – 8:30PM

Presented by: Victor Green

Do you need advice and direction to help your business make more money, identify your customers; control your finances; make your marketing effective, and much more…? All of these issues will be covered in this session. The speaker is Victor Green, a Brit, who is a very successful entrepreneur. Let him tell you what makes a business succeed. This session will allow you to ask questions and be involved in the audience’s discussions. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from the best. Book you place NOW.

June 2013:

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

6/7  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Presented by: EDD, State of CA

This informative seminar will cover:

  • California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements.
  • About independent contractor reporting requirements.
  • Electronic filing and payment requirements and options.
  • Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

To reserve your spot, log on to www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/ or call 888 745-3886

8(a) Application Workshop

6/13      9:00AM – 11:00AM

Presented by: SBA

Recommended: established business of at least two years

This workshop will address the initial entrance criteria needed for the 8(a) Business Development Program. Review tips on how to complete the electronic application and how to market in the federal contracting arena. Seating is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted.  Register by phone: 818-552-3223 or by email:beatriz.devis@sba.gov

When registering, you will be asked to provide the following information:

Name

Company name

Address

Email

Phone

Number of years in business

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Green.SBA.gov helps small businesses find green contracts, grants, and partnerships throughout the federal government.  It promotes sustainable, environmentally friendly procurement practices and lets small businesses share information related to green contracting.

Free Small Business Counseling by Appointment…..Call or Click

LA SCORE @ 818 552-3206 or www.scorela.org

LA Small Business Development Center @ 562-938-5020 or www.smallbizla.org

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Please note that the SBA training program is made possible by the generous support of our volunteer teachers and presenters.  We appreciate their time and expertise; however, these presentations do not represent an endorsement of their views, opinions, products, or services by SBA.  All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.

Small Biz University  “Take your Small Business to the Next Level.”

EKU Center for the Arts

Tuesday, March 26  The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva

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