Nonprofit Legal Topics @ Score
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your nonprofit.

This  legal seminar is designed for nonprofit startups as well as those already in business. When your business changes and grows you need to be prepared to respond to those changes. This is a unique seminar for nonprofits concerned about some of the tricky legal issues when starting and managing the nonprofit.

Key Topics:

  • Employment law as it relates to nonprofit concerns
  • Legal issues critical to all businesses
  • Nonprofit compliance matters for the IRS – start-up and reporting
  • Legal Dos and Don’ts of fundraising and donors
DOING BUSINESS IN SAN JOSE WORKSHOP: “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance & Accessibility” @ Seven Trees Community Center
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Starting a Business: Write a Business Plan
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Commit your business idea to paper. It’s the key to Success!

This class is a follow-on and companion to Thinking of Starting a Business.  It walks you through the basics of putting your business idea on paper. It teaches the basic content of what is required and gives you help in thinking through some of the issues. It is aimed at folks who have a feasible business idea and are now ready to think through all of the details. It is the information that you need to attract people, money, and clients but it needs to be written. It helps you to describe your product or service, your market and your potential clients. Going through the Business Plan process reveals to you the strengths and weaknesses of your idea and how to improve it. It gives you the confidence to sell your idea to others. This process forces you to think through the critical issues in an organized way and sharpen your business skills. The business plan will help you prepare your roadmap for success.

This class teaches you the key elements of a business plan including:

  • How to find important market and competitive data relevant for your business;
  • How to figure out the unique benefits your business has to offer;
  • How to position your business and develop a realistic sales projection.
Small Business Boot Camp
Sep 14 @ 8:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Small Business Boot Camp

Important information about what it takes to succeed in business!

This comprehensive seminar touches on most of the basics you need to know to start or grow a business. It is also a good review for those already in business. Silicon Valley SCORE’s Small Business Boot Camp will guide you through the challenges with essential tools, best practices and proven techniques.
Let’s get down to business!
This full-day workshop from 8:30 AM to 5 PM provides an overview of all the important aspects required to ensure control and success in business. Attendees will hear from a variety of SCORE and outside business professionals. Here is the day’s agenda:
SCORE Services
Who we are and how we can help you.
Business Plan
Thinking through the critical issues of your business and wise planning for  present and future success.
Cash Control & Records
How to keep the money flowing into and out of your business to avoid a cash
Business Law
Legal “dos and don’ts” for the start-up or small business. Better understand business structure, employment law and general business legal issues that  most entrepreneurs face when starting or growing a small business. 
Taxes and the Small Business
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Income Tax Basics for the Small Business

As a small business owner knowing the basics of taxes will help save you money and potentially keep you out of trouble. In this class we will discuss business entities and the different forms for each. We will talk about what is deductible and what is not and where to you use them. How profits and distributions effect your tax bill and many other important subjects that you should know as a business owner.

Key Topics:

  • Choice of business entity
  • The 1st years tax elections and their effect
  • How to deduct assets
  • Deducting your auto
  • The returns that you will need to file
  • The areas that the IRS focus on, should be audited
  • Tax planning techniques