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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Small Business Event on 11/13

Join BusinessOwnerSpace.com partners at a Small Business Event on 11/13. No-cost workshops will provide attendees with a greater understanding of marketing, tracking a business’ bottom line, and how to secure funding and the morning will wrap up with speed counseling/mentoring. Workshops will also incorporate simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese. The event flyer is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese

Festiv'ALL Coming 10/15 5pm to 8pm

Join over 2,000 other business leaders at the 10th Festiv’ALL event. This is the only event of the year that brings together a potent combination and significant number of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, business-oriented organizations from all around the region. The event will have numerous representations from local business serving agencies and associations, free food samples from various multicultural restaurants, as well as ongoing entertainment.

UPCOMING EVENTS
02/16/2016 06:30 PM PST
TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER THROUGH BUSINESS OWNERSHIP
In this Workshop we will cover the following topics: • How Small Business Ownership allows you to take control of your future, your earnings and your life. • Learn the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want. • Diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership. • Learn the differences between starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise • Franchising Myths and Misconceptions • Spectrum of Franchising and Small Business Ownership • Understand tax benefits of self-employment • Discover the reality of creating an asset for your future through a business • Learn about funding options: 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc. In corporate life, career advancement and dependability always depends on others, and almost never depends on performance. What if you could control your own destiny, and create a future where you directly reap the rewards of your efforts? Join us, and take your first steps in taking CHARGE of your career.
02/18/2016 06:30 PM PST
BE THE BOSS: 3 OPTIONS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER
If you’ve considered starting a business but don’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you! Discover the exciting world of Entrepreneurship with next steps and realistic options to become a successful business owner. Experts at Frannet of the SF Bay Area will cover the following: - 3 options to getting into business: starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business and buying a franchise. - Learn the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want. - Spectrum of Franchising and Small Business Ownership. - Tax benefits of self-employment. - Learn about funding options: 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc. - Discover the reality of creating an asset for your future through a business. - And much more!