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


sba-logo-op_original_cropSBA San Diego District Office

SBA’s San Diego District Office is assisting in the coordination of this event and
SBA’s Levi Kinnard will be a moderator at the event. SBA’s participation does not indicate

an endorsement by SBA of the views, opinions, products or services of any person or entity.

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Winning a government contract can change the future of your business.
Meet the buyers who can help you succeed.

Join American Express OPEN in San Diego for a free, day-long event featuring
exclusive access to federal, state, and local government buyers.
Select CONTRACT CONNECTIONS when you register for the event to take part
in one-on-one meetings with government agency and large prime contractor
representatives. Selected businesses will have the opportunity to pitch their
services, ask questions, and get real-time information on upcoming contracts.

Event Details:

OPEN for Government Contracting:
Success Series
DoubleTree Mission Valley
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Thursday, April 21, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT

To register and learn more about OPEN for Government Contracting,
please visit

American Express OPEN is a proud supporter of small businesses on their journeys to growth.
Will you be ready when growth presents itself?

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SOURCE:  Sacramento District Office


Small Business Week Classes and Workshops

Monday, May 2

How to Prepare for Environmental Regulatory Inspections
9:30 am – 11:30am // California Capital Women’s Business Center
The course will help businesses prepare for environmental regulatory inspections – hazardous materials/wastes, hazardous material plan (HMP) reporting, air quality, employee training and record keeping.
Who should attend: automotive, grocery stores, pharmacies, manufacturing and other businesses that have the above regulatory inspections.
Register here!

Tuesday, May 3

Certify as a Sustainable Business – it’s free and easy as 1-2-3!
9:30am – 11:30am // California Capital Women’s Business Center
This class will talk business through Sustainable Business processes; complete checklist, allow staff to verify practices and receive a window decal and certificate to display for your customers.
Register here!

Reporting Unclaimed Property
1pm – 3pm // California Capital Women’s Business Center
Reporting Unclaimed Property in California – what youneed to know. Are you in compliance with California’s unclaimed property reporting process? Noncompliance could cost you! Join us for a class led by the California State Controller’s Office covering everything you need to know as a business owner about unclaimed property. Discussion topics will include history and background of California’s Unclaimed Property Law, California’s reporting process and relevant property types, Dormancy periods and due diligence requirements, common reporting and remittance errors, and practical application tips to ensure your company is in compliance. 
Register here!

Wednesday, May 4

Financing your Small Business Workshop and Webinar
9am – 11am // Workshop at VBOC Office in Sacramento
The workshop will provide information about specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs from small loans for the home-based business to multi-million dollar real estate and manufacturing transactions. Attendees will be provided with the necessary tools and information needed for a successful SBA loan application.
Register for the workshop
Register for the webinar

Federal/State Reporting and Depositing Requirements
9am – 12pm // Business Information Center
Federal and state payroll tax reporting requirements. When forms and payments are due. What records to keep, notices to post, and forms to file. How to file and pay electronically.
Register here!

AVP Small Business Solutions Consultant
9:30am – 12:30pm // Business Information Center
Learn more about the various options available when setting up merchant services for your business. Learn how to read statements and the basics and merchant processing!
Register here!

Government Contracting Workshop and Webinar
1pm – 3pm // Workshop at VBOC Office in Sacramento
There has never been a better time for you to do business with the Federal Government, the world’s biggest purchaser of goods and services. If you are exploring opportunities that exist for your business or have just started selling to Federal agencies, you will want to attend this free workshop. The SBA will provide information on how to make your way through the procurement processes and complete effectively for Federal, State, and HSR contracting opportunities. There will also be an overview of the SBA’s various contracting programs including the 8(a) program and HUB Zone program, along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses.
Register for the workshop
Register for the webinar

Sales Use Tax & Sellers Permits: Restaurants, Catering & Food Trucks
and How to Start a Food Truck
2pm – 5pm // California Capital Women’s Business Center
This class is specific to restaurants, catering and food truck businesses and will cover what you need to know about sales/use tax and how to obtain a Seller’s Permit for this industry. Topics covered: who needs a sellers permit, changes in current laws, rules, and regulations, tips to avoid tax traps. For How to Start a Food Truck, regulatory requirements for operning a food truck business, sellers permits, and reporting sales taxes.
Register now!

Wine and Cheese with Golden Pacific Bank
4pm – 6pm // 980 9th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento
We will be serving wine and cheese while offering tips and tricks for financing your small business.
Special guest speaker: Heather Luzzi, SVP, Managing Director of SBA Lending
Book Signing: “20 Key Tips to Help Your Company Survive, Profit, & Grow” written by co-authors Bill Martin, Former CEO of Bank of Sacramento and Dennis Tooteilan, PhD, Tootelian and Associates.
Register now!

Thursday, May 5

Business Basics Seminar and Webinar
9am – 12pm // Seminar at VBOC Office in Sacramento
This training is designed for individuals interested in starting a business or currently in business for two or less years. Course covers: Business evaluation, market research, licensing and permit requirements, startup costs, financing sources, insurance, cash flow analysis, legal structure, self employment analysis, cash management, customer profile, protecting your business idea, reality of operating a business.
Register here!

Friday, May 6

Webinar: Choosing a Business Entity
1pm – 2pm
As a new business owner, one of the most critical decisions is to decide which form of ownership will best meet your business needs. Since there are many forms of ownership to choose from, by attending this seminar you will gain knowledge of the most common legal structures available for the business owner, and the pros and cons of each form of business entity.
Register here!


Messer Construction Co., Seed Capital Kentucky, TKT & Associates, Inc. and the Louisville Urban League are pleased to invite you to attend our Economic Inclusion Outreach Session for the Seed Capital Kentucky West Louisville FoodPort Project.

The event will take placed on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. The session will be held at:

Kentucky International Convention Center

221 South Fourth Street (Room 101)

Louisville, KY 40202

Who Should Attend:

  • Prime Bidders
  • Minority / Women – owned Business Enterprises and Disabled subcontractors/suppliers
  • Community Partners
  • Construction Job Seekers (must be 18+, strongly encouraged to bring resume)

Please register online by Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by clicking here:

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