Business Workshops and Seminars – August 13th to 24th 2012

August 10th, 2012

Business Workshops and Seminars – August 13th to 24th 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of classes for business owners in our Entrepreneur Center, located at 455 Market Street, Suite 600, in downtown San Francisco. View the San Francisco SBA online calendar at: San Francisco SBA online calendar

Registration for all our classes is required. To ensure a printed handout for review along with the instructor during the class or to be notified if the class is cancelled, please register at the SF Small Business Development Center registration site: SF Small Business Development Center unless otherwise indicated.

Events: Monday, August 13th to Friday, August 24th, 2012

Restaurant Series: Managing Employees, Risk and the Law

8/13 – Monday 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

In this class you will learn proper recruiting and hiring processes, the importance of job descriptions, employee vs. independent contractor, interviewing do’s and don’ts, orientation, employee benefits, insurance protection and other legal matters. This class is based on real restaurant experiences. $35 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

***Intermediate QuickBooks – San Jose, CA

08/13 – Monday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Cancelled…..The Perfect Office Relocation: Moving While Staying Connected and Productive –

8/13 – Monday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Getting Started with Government Contracting

8/14 – Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12Noon

This class will provide instruction on the very basic (beginning) steps required to do business with the Government. Topics will include: Why and how to obtain a DUNS Number; How to research your NAICS and SIC Codes; Why registering in Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is so important; • What “ORCA” is; • Reporting requirements for small businesses; How to apply for federal certifications through the Small Business Administration (SBA): 8(a) Business Development Program, and Historically Underutilized Business; Zone (HUBZone) Program; • How to apply for State of California certifications: Small Business, Disabled Veterans; Business Enterprise (DVBE), and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program; • How to search for government contracting opportunities.

***Business Structures 101 – San Jose, CA

8/14 – Tuesday 1:00PM to 2:30PM

***Employment Basics 101 – San Jose, CA

8/14 – Tuesday 2:30PM to 4:00PM

Maintaining Tax Records

8/14 – Tuesday 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Learn the money-saving tax strategies of the pros in this fun interactive course, and learn how to effectively create the tax records necessary for proper IRS reporting. Receive a valuable overview of how to use technology to simplify your life with online banking and QuickBooks. $25 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

Taxes and Your Business, How to Prepare Schedule C

8/14 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Review what the IRS wants to know from you and how to report it on the Schedule C for your business. This is a class for business owners who need a basic understanding of their 1040 Schedule C tax forms. We’ll also talk about what to do with the numbers once you have them. We don’t guarantee you won’t get audited, but this class will make it less likely.

***Small Business Fundamentals – San Jose, CA

8/15 – Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:00PM

***Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar – San Jose, CA

8/15 – Wednesday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Basic Bookkeeping, Part Three

8/16 – Thursday 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Topics include developing a budget, statement of cash flow analysis, and developing a cash forecast. Participants should have complete Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that seminar. $30 registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

***Keys to Managing People – San Jose, CA

8/16 – Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Online Business – A BCDE to Online Business – Develop

8/17 – Friday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Promote and Propagate. This session will cover aspects of Search Engine optimization and promotion of the website, content marketing, Social media and its integration into the business. This class is part three of a four-week workshop series to provide you with in-depth information on getting your business online. $25 Registration fee for this class. Eventbrite

Restaurant Series: QuickBooks for Restaurants and Food Businesses

8/20 – Monday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Topics include ingredient and payroll cost analysis, sales and use taxes, catering sales, customer and vendor set up, etc. Exercises include daily register and POS system sales, setting up budgets, etc. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should have complete Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. $65 Registration Fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options

8/21 – Tuesday 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn how to make the best use of your corporation or LLC to save money and shield yourself from liabilities. Learn the compliance details of when and how to properly set up your entity, including medical insurance plans, compensation strategies for tax planning, records management, and banking. $25 registration fee. Presented by SF SCORE.

IDEAS TO ASSETS – A Practical Guide to Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks

8/21 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

In this interactive seminar, a registered patent attorney will introduce legal principles and considerations likely to be encountered while converting ideas to assets, requirements and procedures associated with protecting an invention (patent), a work of art (copyrights), and a brand (trademark) and transferring intellectual property rights (either acquiring or conveying ownership or use rights by assignment or license), or dealings with others, such as manufacturers and distributors. Time permitting, enforcing (or defending against) claims of possible infringement will be discussed. This class does not constitute legal advice.

Mobile Marketing and the Mobile Web

8/21 – Tuesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Mobile Web use is exploding! iPhones, Androids and other always-online devices are everywhere. Discover what you need to know about this exciting new medium. You’ll learn: critical factors your website must have; avoidable pitfalls that send customers running; understanding the vast sea of handheld devices; tremendous mobile marketing opportunities; and low cost ways to get started now.

***Business Entity Choice Tax Seminar – San Jose, CA

8/22 – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

How to Quickly Attract Your Prospect’s Attention

8/22 – Wednesday 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

What is your prospect most interested in? Whatever it is, this should be the first thing you address in all of your marketing communication (i.e. print, online and in-person). You need to come right to the key point. Then, explain further. In a world of short attention spans, you need to assume you will only have a few seconds to catch someone’s interest before they move on.

How to Create a Dominating Web Presence

8/22 – Wednesday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Having an online presence is not enough in today’s market. Learn how to create an online presence; that your customers will not forget.

Lessons from the Foodies

8/22 – Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Learn about the ups and downs of the food business from three successful women in the field! Location: 275 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 – Registration $10 and required as space is limited. Register at Renaissance Center This speaker series session is being conducted by the WBC, Women’s Business Center, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.

***CANCELLED: Introduction to Trademarks – San Jose, CA

8/22 – Wednesday 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

How Tablets and Smartphones Can Help You Run Your Small Business Better

8/22 – Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn how to be more productive and organized, save time and ultimately run your business better by fully utilizing the power of your tablet and smartphone and their applications. Productivity, task management, printing & faxing, document signing, time tracking, invoicing, accounting, payments and much more: get tips and two or more app recommendations for each topic to start transforming the way you work.

HUBZone and WOSB Program Certifications

8/23 – Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

This workshop will explain provisions of the HUBZone Program and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. Eligibility requirements, application and certification will be explained.

SBA 8(a) BD Certification Workshop

8/23 – Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop is for small firms owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals interested in being certified for SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business

8/23 – Thursday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will provide a presentation focused on choosing a retirement solution for your small business. To ensure a financially secure future, it is critical to make the right choices. We can help you start today.

QuickBooks Introduction

8/23 – Thursday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

This overview will discuss setting-up, updating and running financial reports, and efficient procedures for entering your accounting data. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants should have complete Basic Bookkeeping Part I or be familiar with the concepts covered in that workshop. $65 Registration fee. Presented by the SF SBDC.

Building an Effective Web Presence Part 1: Best Practices for Building Website Traffic

8/23 – Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If you are serious about building an effective web presence, and learning which techniques are much more effective than others and which ones will complement your business, this New Series is for you. Learn what web tools to use and how to use them (search engine optimization, blogs, social media, click advertising, etc) Presented by the SF SBDC. Registration fee $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

***Be a Successful Consultant – San Jose, CA

8/24 – Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Setting Up a Successful Online Business

8/24 – Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

An extensive session to help you strategize, setup and execute your own online business. You will learn to: design a strategy for your online business; define business model and commercial model, execute an online business and market an online business. Register online at SF Score or call 415-744-6827 to reserve your space. $25 registration fee.

Online Business – A BCDE to Online Business – Execute

8/24 – Friday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tax and Terms . Find out more about E Commerce taxation laws in California, Online contracts in e transactions, privacy, data protection and how to ensure customer safety in an online business. A four week Workshop series to provide you with indepth information on getting your business online – Take one session for $25 or all four for $80 Eventbrite

San Jose Entrepreneur Center Classes – San Jose Entrepreneurship

***Intermediate QuickBooks

08/13 – Monday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

This is a hands-on workshop with laptops and sample data provided. We will discuss proper intermediate data entry techniques, how to appropriately classify expenses, and more. Topics include advanced customer and 1099 vendor setup; 1099 preparation; setting up and using memorized transactions and other lists; analyzing financial reports; discussing prepaid expenses, and the importance of bookkeeping data security. Presented by the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. Cost: $79 online; $89 at door, check or cash only. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: Silicion Valley Small Business Development Center Contact Information: Client Services Coordinator, clientservices@svsbdc.org, 408-351-3661

***Business Structures 101

8/14 – Tuesday 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Are you thinking of starting a business but are not sure what type of entity to use? Do the words LLC, S-Corp and C-Corp intimidate you? Are you confused about business structures? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the class for you. Learn the basics about legal business structures from the different types of protection to the different types of taxation. We will go over DBA, S-Corp, LLC, C-Corp and Partnership basics. *This class does not provide legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: http://www.sanjoseecenter.org Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio, emily.navarra@sba.gov, 408-351-3661

***Employment Basics 101

8/14 – Tuesday 2:30PM to 4:00PM

Are you a small business owner with at least one employee? Don’t miss this course that goes over employment basics including at- will employment, wage and hour, employee classification and record keeping. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: http://www.sanjoseecenter.org Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio, emily.navarra@sba.gov, 408-351-3661

***Small Business Fundamentals

8/15 – Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:00PM This workshop is designed for persons who are just beginning or about to start a venture. The workshop provides a comprehensive overview of what is required to begin and run a business, from planning, legal requirements, accounting, taxes, insurance, marketing and beyond. Fee: $70.00To register go to Silicon Valley Score and click on Workshops/Seminars. Location: 234 East Gish Road, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112

***Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

8/15 – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

You will learn: • 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. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: San Jose Entrepreneur Center Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio, emily.navarra@sba.gov, 408-351-3661

***Keys to Managing People

8/16 – Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – This course covers how to hire the best people, motivate and retain them, how to set objectives and expectations, and create an atmosphere that fosters strong and loyal employees. The course also provides information on employment legal issues, and benefit programs. Fee: $45.00 To register go to Silicon Valley Score and click on Workshops/Seminars. Location: 234 East Gish Road, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112

***Business Entity Choice Tax Seminar

8/22 – Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This workshop will provide attendees with a tax overview of different business entities that will help you decide which suits your business needs. The tax structure, the advantages and the disadvantages of each will be discussed. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: San Jose Entrepreneur Center Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio, emily.navarra@sba.gov, 408-351-3661

***CANCELLED: Introduction to Trademarks

8/22 – Wednesday 1:30PM to 3:00PM

This is an overview of basic legal issues in selecting, using and protecting a mark. Topics Covered: Overview of intellectual Property; Trademarks and other types of marks; Selecting a mark; Searching your mark; Proper trademark usage; Registering your mark; and Protecting your mark. No Fee. Location: San Jose Entrepreneur Center, 100 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, 95113 For registration: San Jose Entrepreneur Center Contact Information: Emily Navarra-Refugio, emily.navarra@sba.gov, 408-351-3661

***Be a Successful Consultant

8/24 – Friday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The course topics include the IRS definition of a consultant, requirements for a consulting business, tools for success, prerequisites and pros and cons of becoming a consultant. Fee: $70.00 To register go to Silicon Valley Score and click on Workshops/Seminars. Location: 234 East Gish Road, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112 Our Partners Presents…A weekly feature of small business community events offered by our resource partners, other organizations and groups outside SBA:

***Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center – Mid-Peninsula – Orientation Workshops of small business low-cost and free services in Redwood City and Daly City. Learn more about the program and services by signing up for the next “Launch Your Business Orientation Workshop” at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center or call (650) 321-2193 Ext. 10 for more information.

***Tech Futures Group (TFG) – The Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network has launched a new program, called Tech Futures Group (TFG), which provides strategic advisory services to technology companies that may need assistance in marketing their technology products and services or in obtaining venture capital. As a program of the SBDC network, which receives funding from SBA, Tech Futures Group advisory services are provided at no cost to the small business client. However, prospective clients must submit an online application and meet certain qualifications to be accepted into the program, such as: be a small technology-based company, have intellectual property, and have a strong potential for growth. The same general criteria must be demonstrated by a business that wants to attract venture capital. A description of the client qualifications may be found at this link: Tech Futures Group

***Red Cross Ready Rating Program – is a free, web-based, membership program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. Members complete an online self-assessment of their current readiness level and receive immediate customized feedback with tips to improve preparedness. For more information visit: Red Cross Ready Rating Program or call (877) 715-0123.

Supplier Connection: A private-public collaboration that will help small businesses strengthen their revenue streams by gaining access to more than $300 billion in combined supply chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations. Supplier Connection is designed to help bridge the gap between small businesses looking for new opportunities and large corporations looking for innovative new ideas and diversity in their supply chains. Supplier Connection is a free, online portal that allows small businesses to send information about their products and services to 15 private sector companies. For more information on Supplier Connection, visit Supplier Connection

***Electronic Registration (eReg) System – Starting or Doing Business Just Got Easier with eReg – The Board of Equalization (BOE) is pleased to announce eReg, a new online Electronic Registration system that is convenient, fast and a free way to register for a permit, license, or BOE account. Learn more about eReg at Electronic Registration

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system is Going Away…..What to Expect: In late July, the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), along with the Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS), will be migrated into a new System for Award Management, or SAM. Please visit System for Award Management for more information.

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