Jul
25
Wed
Coffee with Business Advisers – Morning @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

 

Jul
28
Sat
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Jul 28 @ 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.

Free. No registration required, but encouraged.

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

Jul
30
Mon
Nonprofit Workshop: Grant Writing @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is a hands-on three-hour workshop for community members, program directors, nonprofit staff and leaders in nonprofit businesses. The focus of this presentation will be on nonprofit startups and staff and leadership of existing nonprofits. This seminar is absolutely necessary for anyone planning to write a grant. This is a popular class, so please sign up early.

The focus of this presentation will be on learning the entire process of grant writing and will include lots of networking in a very hands-on collaborative atmosphere. This workshop goes beyond theory and also develops strategy to find the best sources for grants and the key elements of a grant proposal (that you will write). Each participant will complete a simplified grant template modified from the Simplified Grantwriting book published by the speaker Mary Ann Burke through Corwin Press. After completing the grant template, there is the potential for follow-up to complete the grant process or network with other nonprofits. Dr. Burke will also be available to meet class participants after the class for further grant development guidance.

Find out how to get the funds that you need so your organization can succeed in its mission.

You will learn how to:

  • Leverage resources and collaborative services
  • Locate grant funders
  • Write grants
  • Create evaluation tools to measure project outcomes
  • Manage grants
  • Modify grants for new funders for continuous funding

Learning Outcomes

  • Which websites are best to help you find foundations that give grants in your area
  • Understanding the types of information requested to complete a grant application
  • How to create a grant template that includes all grant requested information
  • How to manage newly funded projects
  • How to modify completed grant templates to request added funding

What People are saying

  • “Best workshop I have attended”
  • “Learned how to do it and loved all the networking”
  • “Excellent instructor; knows her material”
Aug
6
Mon
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Aug 6 @ 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.

Free. No registration required, but encouraged.

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

Aug
9
Thu
Marketing Your Small Business @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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.

Aug
13
Mon
Buying or Selling a Small Business @ Silicon Valley S.C.O.R.E
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

Learn how to buy the right business cheap….or sell it high!

This is a class for anyone who wants to buy or sell a business and doesn’t know where to start. Two highly experienced business brokers teach this class and they really know their stuff. Anyone who wants to know about evaluating a business’s value or wants to know how to be sure they are buying value should take this class. The course will cover valuation, what kinds of records you need to review and the legal overview of a business transaction.

Should you go to this class?

  • Are you considering buying a new business or thinking about selling your current business?
  • Are you afraid you will pay too much for buying a business?
  • Are you concerned about getting a fair price when selling your existing business?

Learning Outcomes: 

If you are a business owner thinking of selling you will learn …

  • How do you estimate the value of your business?
  • How do you prepare your business to maximize its value?

If you are interested in buying a business you will learn …

  • How can you find a business to purchase?
  • How do you figure out how much is too much to pay for a business?
  • Is buying a franchise for you?
  • What are the advantages and pitfalls of a buying a franchise?
  • Which are “good “franchises” to buy and which ones should you avoid?
  • How can you find business financing and loans?
 
Aug
15
Wed
Social Media: What to Say & How To Say It @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Using words and images to craft your email messages

This seminar will teach you the time-saving tips, techniques, and yes, even apps that will help your content – and the way you share it – succeed! We’ll cover tidbits like how many links create the most engagement, how to turn questions into high-open subject lines, tips on using graphics, pictures and videos, re-purposing content across multiple platforms, and more. And, we’ll give you the structure and tools to make creating your content fast, easy and effective.

Key Topics:

  • Creating Content
  • Curating Content
  • Extending Content
  • How to get Started: 3 easy steps for creating content

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to create content – how will you come up with ideas for the words, images and calls to action you will use in your email marketing.
  • Learn how to curate content – how to find and share content from outside sources that you can use in your marketing.
  • Learn how to extend your reach beyond your email by using social media.
  • Learn how to get started developing content ideas for your own organization..

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Lots of territory covered, great overview”

  • “Great getting started seminar”

  • “Very helpful information and tips”

Legal Issues for Small Businesses @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

This small business legal seminar is designed for 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 someone concerned about some of the tricky legal issues when starting and managing their business.

Key Topics:

    • The choosing of the type of legal business entity
    • Protecting your identity
    • Understanding business contracts and leases
    • Employment practices and pitfalls – and how to avoid employment problems
    • and many more legal issues that small businesses encounter every day

There will be ample time for questions covering individual concerns of those in the class.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Business entity choices for small businesses
  • About contracts and leases and how to review them
  • 1099 versus W2 employees, what’s the difference.
  • What are the types of NDA and when do you use them
  • When do I need a lawyer

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Really helped me understand the issues”

  • “Very knowledgeable instructor”

  • “A really essential class for any small business person”

Aug
25
Sat
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Aug 25 @ 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.

Free. No registration required, but encouraged.

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

Sep
13
Thu
Small Business Financing @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An overview introduction, includes: Equity vs. Debt Financing; uses of financing; types of loans; loan programs; what do bankers look at in qualifying you for a loan? and presenting your request for financing.

Oct
12
Fri
How to do Business in the Pacific Rim @ San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Join the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and San Francisco State University as we bring together international trade professionals for engaging panel discussions about emerging trends in global trade and how technology is shaping the way we do business today. Take advantage of this great opportunity to gain insight on utilizing e-commerce, social media and other marketing tools to attract consumers overseas and network with business professionals in your industry.


PROGRAM

9:00 am – Breakfast & Registration

10:15 am – Keynote Speakers

12:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – Panel 1: Accessing the Market with Technology

1:00 pm – Panel 2: Market Outlook

2:00 pm – Networking

 


 

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS AUGUST 31, 2018

Member & SF State Alumni: $50 | Non-Member: $100


For more information contact Belguun Bella Bat-Erdene at bbaterdene@calasiancc.org | 916.446.7883