Calendar Notes provides viewers / readers with a schedule of events, workshops, seminars and expo’s that educate, entertain and inform.


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San Francisco Classes

RS: How to Run a Profitable Restaurant 11/10 – Monday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM $40 registration fee.  Understand food, beverage and labor costs.  Develop schedule forecasts, recipe-plate costing, and inventory management.

The SBA will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 observance of “Veteran’s Day” a legal federal holiday.  Reopen on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Writing Effective Business Plans 11/12 – Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM $65 registration fee.  Learn and develop a template business plan for your own business that covers: products, services, organization, marketing, customers, finances and marketsba-logo-op_original_crop research.

How to Manage Unemployment Insurance Cost Tax Seminar 11/13 – Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learn how the unemployment rate is established, what an unemployment reserve account is, and how to minimize unemployment insurance costs.

Financial Management for Small Business 11/13 – Thursday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM $40 registration fee.  Participants should have completed Bookkeeping or Financial Management for Small Business.  Learn how to analyze your profit and loss report, how budgeting, statement of cash flows, and cash flow forecasting can be used to track and project future monthly cash needs.

Making Social Media Work for You  11/14 – Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM We will take a deeper dive into 5 social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.

RS: Checklist for Starting a Restaurant 11/17 – Monday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM $40 registration fee.  Topics include business plans, food and beverage vendors, locations, pricing strategies and operating strategies.

How to Price Your Products and Services 11/18 – Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM $45 registration fee.  How do you set prices for your business or service?  Are they working? When should you change them?

Nuts and Bolts of Getting Angel Money 11/18 – Tuesday 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM $25 Registration Fee.  Learn how to find and select the angels, how to develop the pitch, how to determine valuation, how to prepare for due diligence, and how to negotiate terms. 

Maintaining Tax Records 11/18 – Tuesday 3:00 PM–5:00 PM $25 registration fee.  Learn how to effectively create the tax records necessary for proper IRS reporting using technology like online banking and QuickBooks. 

Taxes and Your Business, How to Prepare Schedule C 11/18 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMReview what the IRS wants to know from you and how to report it on the Schedule C for your business.

The Art of Plastic – The Smart Way to Accept Credit Cards 11/19 – Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Explore who should be looking into opening a merchant account, methods of accepting payments, current trends, where to set up an account, how the process works, what you should consider before signing, terminology, and how to save money.

HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Certifications 11/20 – Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Eligibility requirements, application and certification will be explained.

SBA 8(a) Business Development (BD) Certification Workshop 11/20 – Thursday 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM A workshop for small firms owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals interested in being certified for SBA’s 8(a) Program.

Doing Business with Cisco Systems 11/20 – Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Discuss Cisco’s Supplier Diversity program and look at technologies for small growing businesses.

Discovering and Using Your Strengths as a Business Owner 11/20 – Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Discover your strengths, and learn how to use them in your business so that you thrive.

How to Start and Manage a Small Business 11/24 – Monday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM $75 registration fee.  Comprehensive one-day seminar on the basics of:  business plans, insuring against risk, accounting, legal structures, marketing, sales, and financing.

Small Business Taxes 11/25 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM $25 registration fee.  Learn IRS rules and regulations that apply to small-business owners, including tax deductions, incorporations, LLCs, and commonly used tax strategies. 

How to Start and Manage a Small Business 11/24 – Monday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM $75 registration fee.  Comprehensive one-day seminar on the basics of:  business plans, insuring against risk, accounting, legal structures, marketing, sales, and financing. 

Small Business Taxes 11/25 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM $25 registration fee.  Learn IRS rules and regulations that apply to small-business owners, including tax deductions, incorporations, LLCs, and commonly used tax strategies. 

San Jose Classes

San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For more info: 866-873-6083

For Your Information

Kickstart Your Small Business 11/10 – Monday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Learn 5 common misconceptions about small business owners, the 7 keys to success, local resources and the services Renaissance provides.

Employment Law for Restaurant Owners 11/18 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Learn your rights and responsibilities as a restaurant employer; what is an independent contractor versus an employee; rules on tip-pooling; provisional employment agreements; record-keeping and documentation; and what to do if an employee sues you. 

Small Business Saturday 11/29 – Saturday A day to celebrate “shopping small business” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day. 

Disaster Relief News – Napa Earthquake

SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Residents and Businesses Affected by the South Napa Earthquake

The free classes in our local SBA training program are made possible by the generous support of volunteer presenters.  We appreciate their time and expertise.  Presentations listed in this message do not represent an endorsement of their views, opinions, products, or services by SBA. 

All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.


Nominations for 2015 National Small Business Week Awards Now Being Accepted!


The Columbus District Office will also be accepting nominations for the following District level awards:  Financial Services Advocate of the Year; Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year; Veteran’s Small Business Advocate of the Year and the Women’s Small Business Advocate of the Year. The U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office is proud to announce that SBA’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award and others named below.  SBA has been following the mantra – Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency conducts business. This is now the third year SBA has been using the online portal submission process, a great and smart improvement from years past. The improved dedicated web portal  provides all the guidelines and has made it much easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week. 

All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to SBA’s Columbus District Office, at 401 N. Front Street, Suite 200, Columbus, Oh 43215 Contact Shannon Feucht at 614-469-6860 ext. 244 or for more information.

Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. For over 50 years, SBA will continue its tradition in honoring the nation’s 28 million small businesses. SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following awards:

  • National Small Business Person of the Year (chosen from among state award winners from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam)
  • Phoenix Awards (recognizing outstanding accomplishments during disaster recovery)
  • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence (recognizes large prime contractors who have used small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
  • SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year (for recent graduates of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program)
  • Exporter of the Year
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)Excellence and Innovation Award (nominations of SBA-funded SBDC Service Centers)
  • Women’s Business Center (WBCs) of Excellence Award (nominations of SBA-funded WBCs)
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award (nominations of SBA-funded Veterans Business Outreach Centers)
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year 


Beenetwork Media Group (BMG) has issued the following 2015 Open Call for Speakers.  Topics to be discussed should be in the area(s) of:



Civic Responsibility

Community Empowerment



Youth Empowerment

Interested parties should be able to present a twenty-five minute presentation on one of the above topics.  Speakers are required to be at least 18 years or older.  Brief biographies, pictures and 2015 availability should be sent to:  Sample DVD or CD should be mailed to:  BMG, 2900 West Broadway #40, Louisville, KY 40211 no later than November 17th, 2014.  All submitted material will be held in confidentiality and not returned.


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