Mar
28
Tue
How to Advertise on the Internet @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get website traffic fast, start making money sooner

In this class we will cover how advertising works on the Internet, why it should be considered for every small or large business, and how to make the most of it.  Learn how Google AdWords works, along with Bing, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn ads and more.

Key Topics:

 Find out how to:

  •        Set up campaigns
  •      Determine a budget
  •      Decide on keywords
  •      Determine your best markets
  •      Develop ads
  •      Create a landing page
  •      Test for success
Legal Formation options, lease agreements and contracts for small Businesses
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn more about the common forms of business ownership, how they can benefit or impact your business operations and bottom line. Class will include contracts, leases, trademark and patent basics. Come ready to learn

Mar
30
Thu
Marketing your business
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Who should attend this workshop: Current business owner who needs to develop the tools to find clients, want to extend their client base in order to increase their sales

Apr
5
Wed
Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Part-Time Business Ownership @ 99 South Almaden Blvd., Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

– What’s changed to enable part-time business ownership

– What type of businesses can be successful with a part-time owner

– The specifics of part-time business ownership

– How to finance your new business

– How to diversify your portfolio with business ownership

– Strategies for finding the right fit for your skills and budget

 

This free, “must-attend” event is for anyone who wants to:

– Create an additional revenue stream while keeping their current job

– Diversify your portfolio beyond real estate and your 401k

– Be your own boss

– Create a path out of the corporate world into business ownership

– Build long-term equity

– Understand how to finance a business

Apr
11
Tue
Be a Part-Time Business Owner AND Keep Your Job – Purchase a Franchise!
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

you want to learn more about.

Key Topics:

  • Business Ownership Options
  • Differences Between Starting Your Own Business and a Franchise
  • Franchise Myths and Misconceptions
  • Home-based and Location Based business Models
  • The Spectrum of Franchising and Small Business Ownership

Learning Outcomes:

  • Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels and fees.
  • Why franchising works and how it impacts the U.S economy today.
  • The characteristics of a semi-absentee business model.
  • Which business segments work well under semi-absentee ownership.
  • The funding options available in today’s marketplace.
  • A strategic approach to selecting the semi-absentee business that is right for YOU!
  • A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that best fits your unique personality, skills, needs and goals. 
Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Part-Time Business Ownership
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

– What’s changed to enable part-time business ownership

– What type of businesses can be successful with a part-time owner

– The specifics of part-time business ownership

– How to finance your new business

– How to diversify your portfolio with business ownership

– Strategies for finding the right fit for your skills and budget

 

This free, “must-attend” event is for anyone who wants to:

– Create an additional revenue stream while keeping their current job

– Diversify your portfolio beyond real estate and your 401k

– Be your own boss

– Create a path out of the corporate world into business ownership

– Build long-term equity

– Understand how to finance a business

May
10
Wed
IDEAS TO ASSETS – A Practical Guide to Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks @ SBDC Silicon Valley
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Volunteer presenter will introduce legal principles and considerations likely to be encounted while converting ideas to assests, 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. Registration required.

Jun
3
Sat
Is Small Business Ownership Right for You?
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will cover the following topics:

–  Learn the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want
–  Learn the differences between starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise
–  Diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership
–  Learn about funding options: 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc.
–  Franchising Myths and misconceptions – Get informed!
–  Discover the reality of creating an asset for your future through a business
–  Personalized Assessments for finding the right business

Jun
14
Wed
Innovation and Impact Symposium
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

he Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in Mobility, Energy and the Built Environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact.

The Innovation and Impact Symposium, formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, builds on its history since 2011 as Silicon Valley’s premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification.

Starting this year, the scope of this forum is expanding to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies. This event will be headlined by several plenaries with notable speakers. The remaining agenda will follow three tracks: Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Each track will have three breakout sessions throughout the day. Exhibitor booths will also be featured along the general floor space.