Jan
19
Sat
QuickBooks OnLine @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This QuickBooks Online class helps you to learn this accounting software from ground zero and as you build up your company: how to enter day-to-day transactions and get information you need from it. This is a hands-on class.  Bring your own computer and practice in class. You will find that QBO is basic, intuitive and user friendly.

Key Topics:

  • Set up business
  • Set up chart of account
  • Add Vendors Information
  • Add customers Information
  • Money In
  • Money Out
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Financial Statements

Learning Outcomes: People who attend this class will learn:

  • You will get back to your business knowing how to handle daily transactions and get information you need at your fingertips.
  • It will save you time in managing your money and help you to make sound business decisions with information you can pull from QBO.

 

 

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “I am now QBO confident.”
  • QBO is user friendly and easy to follow.
  • “This class is really helpful.”
Teen Entrepreneurs Club @ MLK Library - SJPL Works
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Teen Entrepreneurs Club at the MLK Library aims to engage, expose, and inspire middle and high school students to pursue entrepreneurship.

Participants will learn through hands-on exploration and collaborate with one another to develop practical business skills through various activities and projects, including a competition for best presentation and best product idea.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Jan
22
Tue
NorCal Franchise Business Expo 2019 @ Mitchell Park Community Center
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

DON’T MISS THIS EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET FACE TO FACE WITH SELECT FRANCHISORS EXPANDING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Two Dates AND Locations
 
  • Option 1: Palo Alto, CA on January 22, 2018 from 2-5 pm; Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road
  • Option 2: San Ramon, CA on January 23, 2018 from 1-4 pm; San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This exciting, free event is for anyone who wants to:
  • Be your own boss
  • Start a business and keep your job
  • Diversify your investment portfolio
  • Build long-term equity
  • Enjoy Career independence
  • Hear about financing options – minimal cash out of pocket, finance the balance
  • Use your retirement funds to start a business
  • Meet with government agencies offering free services for business owners
  • Launch a recession-resistant business

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • Get a general overview of each brand
  • Participate in an interactive Q&A discussion
  • Meet face-to-face with franchisors, funding specialists, government nonprofit agencies and other resources to help you embark in your entrepreneurial journey

WHAT TYPES OF BUSINESSES WILL YOU MEET?

  • Business to Business
  • Business to Consumer
  • Retail
  • Semi-Passive (keep your job and operate a business)
  • Boutique Fitness
  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
  • Health & Wellness
  • Senior Services
  • Education
  • And much more!

ATTENDEE FAVORS

The first 50 attendees will receive a free book, E-Myth Revisited. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an iPad!
Marketing on the Internet @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beat Competition and Grow Your Business

This class covers key topics for creating and marketing a professional business website for visitors and search engines. The class reviews best practices for ecommerce and secure websites, social media marketing options, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, affiliate marketing and optimal web marketing strategies based on performance testing, analytics and determining return on investment (ROI). Discussion will center on actual website examples for small businesses. The class will analyze common mistakes made on the web, and reveal best practices for marketing on the internet. Reviewed will be, Ideas for generating business for eCommerce sites and the challenges they face in gaining visitors and sales.

Note: This course is not a technical course on how to design or program websites, but a course that teaches you what a good website should look like and how to effectively market your busine

Jan
23
Wed
Is your New Year Resolution to Start a Business? @ Anewamerica WBC
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Five Existential Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask Before Starting a Business.

Are you aspiring entrepreneurs, or an individual in career transition, who wants to find out if business ownership is for you? and if it is, in what type of business will you be most successful and happy based on your strengths and objectives.

Success in business begins with you, not with the business you are considering. Many entrepreneurs have the necessary abilities and funds to succeed, however, they fail because they mistakenly choose or are sold a business that is not in alignment with their strengths and their life’s objectives.

Jan
24
Thu
Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

You will learn:

  • Common misconceptions about independent contractors.
  • Ways to combat payroll tax fraud.
  • How to distinguish between employees and independent contractors.
  • Statutory and exempt employment.
  • Resources to help classify workers.
Small Business Accounting @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Understanding accounting for small businesses is one of the keys to growth and success of your business, and our regular seminars can provide you with the accounting knowledge you need. You don’t have to be an accountant to keep the financial records of your business, but you do have to understand the principles of accounting and how to use those numbers to help your business grow and prosper. Keeping current and accurate financial records will help make “tax time” a little less anxiety producing. This class will help you understand those accounting “buzz words” that accountants use to talk about your business health. Learn how to easily create an income (profit and loss) statement, a balance sheet, and a cash flow forecast. Learn to understand what all of the financial records mean. This business seminar will also show you how to maintain tax records as simply as possible ever with changing tax regulations. You will learn how to help make business decisions directly from your financial numbers.

Key Topics:

  • Basic Financial Terms
  • Basic Financial Records
  • Cash Flow Budgeting
  • Ways to Control Cash
  • Why Keep Records
  • Setting Up Your Records

Learning Outcomes:

 
  • How to read and understand your financial statements
  • Estimating your cash flow needs
  • How to make a realistic budget
  • Why you need to keep records
  • What records are important to keep

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Great tips and anecdotes to elucidate the practical points”

  • “Fantastic presentation and great examples. A must class to attend”

  • “I liked the information on contractor vs. employee”

Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic (MLK) @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wrestling with a thorny legal question, but can’t afford the cost of a high-priced business attorney?

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners say they could have saved considerable time, expense, and headache if only they had consulted an attorney earlier rather than later, especially on legal issues such as the following:

  •     Founders’ Agreements
  •     Entity Choice (Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Corporation, etc.)
  •     Licensing and Other Regulations
  •     Financing
  •     Employment Matters
  •     Independent Contractor versus Employee Classification
  •     Equity Compensation
  •     Restricted Stock & Shareholders’ Agreements
  •     Taxation
  •     Non-Disclosure Agreements
  •     Intellectual Property Protection (Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, etc.)
  •     Privacy Policies
  •     Website Terms of Use
  •     Commercial Lease Agreements
  •     Customer and Vendor Contracts
  •     Licensing Agreements

At this clinic, you can talk to an experienced business attorney about any of these issues, and more, so you can focus on your business.

Note: The Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic is an extension of the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law (law.scu.edu/elc). Volunteer attorneys will conduct counseling sessions with entrepreneurs while mentoring law students who conduct intake interviews and research, and participate in the counseling sessions. 

Clients will be seen between 5:30 and 8:00 pm by appointment only, and will be asked to furnish in advance information about their business or plans and the nature of the legal issue(s) on which they seek advice.

To receive more information, go to: tinyurl.com/ELCRequestSp2019.

​​​​​Free. Registration required, please use link provided to make an appointment.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Jan
26
Sat
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Design & Marketing Advice

Come get advice and help from an individual with over 25 years of design experience to help brand and shape your business’s image.

Advice ranges from help with logos to branding strategies. Patrons will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Teen Entrepreneurs Club @ MLK Library - SJPL Works
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Teen Entrepreneurs Club at the MLK Library aims to engage, expose, and inspire middle and high school students to pursue entrepreneurship.

Participants will learn through hands-on exploration and collaborate with one another to develop practical business skills through various activities and projects, including a competition for best presentation and best product idea.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Jan
28
Mon
Legal Requirements for Nonprofits @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This class Reviews legal and regulatory environment for Nonprofits and as a bonus this class includes some valuable best practices for your nonprofit. You will not be an expert but you will acquire a good understanding of nonprofits and how they work. What you don’t know you will learn to look up.

There are legal topics and legal things you must know if you are in a nonprofit business. You will learn to recognize and avoid legal pitfalls in your nonprofit business. You will get a good foundation on how nonprofit businesses work and thrive. This is a signature course for SCORE. We use the California Attorney General’s “Guide to Charity” which is a comprehensive guide to nonprofits.

Key Topics:

  • The law as it relates to nonprofit concerns
  • Legal issues critical to all businesses but with nonprofit emphasis
  • Nonprofit Compliance matters for the IRS- start-up and reporting
  • Legal Dos and don’ts of fundraising and donors
  • Board level conflict of interest

Learning Outcomes:

  • When you need a lawyer  
  • You are a business. What things are important for any type of business
  • How to comply with nonprofit regulations and special rules and requirements
  • Special breaks for nonprofits and how to obtain them
  • Good financial practices + all the filing requirements noted
  • You will learn about nonprofit businesses and what they deal with day to day
  • You will even learn a few things to avoid legal traps. Raffles are gambling but we will tell you how to avoid that pitfall

Note: Pease either bring a lap top to class after downloading “Attorney General”s Guide for Charities” for free OR:  make a hard copy and if worse comes to worse, we will have a few copies available and a flash drive to copy to your laptop Go to https://oag.ca.gov/charities#guide     Then click on “Attorney General’s Guide for Charities. 

Jan
29
Tue
City of San Jose, Public Works Contractors Opportunity Awareness Events @ See Event Description
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Discover the City of San José, Public Works Department and our program to develop, educate and inform. Attend one of the five events to learn about the Academy for Construction Manager and how you can use this to improve your chances to participate in Public Works projects.

January 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bascom Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
Register

January 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Vietnamese American Community Center
2072 Lucretia Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
Register

January 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Road
San Jose, CA 95123
Register

Contact PublicWorksAcademy@sanjoseca.gov with your questions.

Jan
30
Wed
Social Media Marketing for the Small Business @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Use Social Media to Grow Your Business

If you’re interested in learning how you can turn social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter into powerful business tools, this introductory class will review strategies and the best practices to get the most out of your social media activities. You will learn what social media marketing really is and why it’s important, how to work with network tools, and find out what businesses are doing to drive sales and engagement. You will leave this class with real-world insights and knowledge which you can put to work immediately, to help your business succeed. Social media marketing is a constantly evolving subject so to help you stay on top of these changes there will be a bonus topic at the end of each class.

Key Topics:

  • What is social media marketing is and why use it
  • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business
  • Creating engaging content for social marketing campaigns
  • Balancing social media marketing with email marketing and your other marketing efforts

Learning Outcomes:

  • Lean what the various social media sites can do for your business and how they interact with each other
  • Learn how to incorporate social media into your business life without losing productivity
  • Know how other businesses are using these low cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales engagement
Feb
2
Sat
Teen Entrepreneurs Club @ MLK Library - SJPL Works
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Teen Entrepreneurs Club at the MLK Library aims to engage, expose, and inspire middle and high school students to pursue entrepreneurship.

Participants will learn through hands-on exploration and collaborate with one another to develop practical business skills through various activities and projects, including a competition for best presentation and best product idea.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Feb
4
Mon
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Design & Marketing Advice

Come get advice and help from an individual with over 25 years of design experience to help brand and shape your business’s image.

Advice ranges from help with logos to branding strategies. Patrons will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

City of San Jose, Public Works Contractors Opportunity Awareness Events @ See Event Description
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Discover the City of San José, Public Works Department and our program to develop, educate and inform. Attend one of the five events to learn about the Academy for Construction Manager and how you can use this to improve your chances to participate in Public Works projects.

January 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Road
San Jose, CA 95123
Register

February 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Berryessa Community Center
3050 Berryessa Road
San Jose, CA 95132
Register

February 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Evergreen Community Center
4860 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA
Register

 

Contact PublicWorksAcademy@sanjoseca.gov with your questions.

Coffee with Business Advisers – Afternoon @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coffee with Business Advisers

Come and meet with expert business advisers with real world experience who help local businesses.
These sit downs will cover many different industries and vary each time. These advisers are here to answer any questions and to provide guidance and feedback

Free. No registration required.

Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

 

Feb
5
Tue
City of San Jose, Public Works Contractors Opportunity Awareness Events @ See Event Description
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Discover the City of San José, Public Works Department and our program to develop, educate and inform. Attend one of the five events to learn about the Academy for Construction Manager and how you can use this to improve your chances to participate in Public Works projects.

January 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Road
San Jose, CA 95123
Register

February 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Berryessa Community Center
3050 Berryessa Road
San Jose, CA 95132
Register

February 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Evergreen Community Center
4860 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA
Register

 

Contact PublicWorksAcademy@sanjoseca.gov with your questions.

Feb
6
Wed
Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic (SCORE) @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wrestling with a thorny legal question, but can’t afford the cost of a high-priced business attorney?

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners say they could have saved considerable time, expense, and headache if only they had consulted an attorney earlier rather than later, especially on legal issues such as the following:

  •     Founders’ Agreements
  •     Entity Choice (Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Corporation, etc.)
  •     Licensing and Other Regulations
  •     Financing
  •     Employment Matters
  •     Independent Contractor versus Employee Classification
  •     Equity Compensation
  •     Restricted Stock & Shareholders’ Agreements
  •     Taxation
  •     Non-Disclosure Agreements
  •     Intellectual Property Protection (Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, etc.)
  •     Privacy Policies
  •     Website Terms of Use
  •     Commercial Lease Agreements
  •     Customer and Vendor Contracts
  •     Licensing Agreements

At this clinic, you can talk to an experienced business attorney about any of these issues, and more, so you can focus on your business.

Note: The Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic is an extension of the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law (law.scu.edu/elc). Volunteer attorneys will conduct counseling sessions with entrepreneurs while mentoring law students who conduct intake interviews and research, and participate in the counseling sessions. 

Clients will be seen between 5:30 and 8:00 pm by appointment only, and will be asked to furnish in advance information about their business or plans and the nature of the legal issue(s) on which they seek advice.
To receive more information, go to: https://tinyurl.com/ELClinics2018

​​​​​Free. Registration required, please use link provided to make an appointment.

New Year, New Business @ Action Spot
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Launch and Grow Your Dream Business

This Overview Workshop Will Introduce:

 

  • The importance of a business plan – Can you make a living?
  • Financing your ideas
  • Business taxes
  • Accessing San Jose contracting and purchasing opportunities
  • The building permitting process in San Jose
  • Alternatives to leasing — Bonus: Tour of ActionSpot

Presentations from SCORE, SBDC, City of San Jose, and Action Spot