Mar
19
Tue
Market Research @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Market Research 

The key to building confidence

This class is about the basics of Market Research and how to do it. It is designed for folks who are unsure about how to fill in some of the spaces in a business plan. In this class, you will develop both the knowledgeand the skills to find the information you need. By developing a prepared question set and with some modeling, you can put your efforts to finding out the things you need to know in order to successfully build a business plan and a business. This class addresses what questions to ask, who to ask and what to do with the answers for both primary and secondary research.

Key Topics:

  • What is your market and how large is it? Is it growing or shrinking?
  • Who are your customers? What are they looking for?
  • Which competitors are going after which segments? How can you beat them?
  • What are some sources of “secondary market data” and how does one get “primary market data”?
  • How do you model markets where you can’t find data?

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is Market Research?
  • What do I need to know to do a business plan?
  • What are the questions I need to ask to get the right answers?
  • Now, what do I do with all the information?
  • What are the tricks about asking questions and getting good answers
  • What is primary and secondary research and why is it important?
 
 

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Learning the skills made a huge difference”

  • “Never knew that asking questions was so simple…and so complicated”

  • “This was great! I now know what I need to do.”

 

About The Speaker:

Mark Levi

Mark graduated with a BSEE degree from Purdue University. His 50 year career was focused in the Semiconductor Industry with extensive management experience in both Sales and Sales management as well as marketing and strategic planning both in the US, in Europe and in Asia. After being the Sales Manager at Motorola Semiconductor he went on to serve as Vice President of Marketing in the Analog and Automotive Divisions of National Semiconductor. Mark was the VP of European Sales and the Group Director of the Microprocessor Division at National. He also served as Senior VP of marketing at Zarlink Semiconductor. He continued to consult in marketing and sales to various semiconductor clients before joining SCORE. Mark has extensive experience in market research and strategic planning for small businesses.

Access to Capital 101: Funding Options To Start And Grow Your Business @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn how Small Business Majority can help small businesses navigate alternative financing options—micro-loans, SBA loans, community banks, crowdfunding, reputable online options—and cover must-know tips to finding the right option and avoid predatory lenders. They will also present on local resources who provide TA and financing.

Presenter Bio: Bianca Blomquist, Northern California Outreach Manager

Bianca Blomquist manages Small Business Majority’s outreach and education efforts for the Bay Area and Northern California region. She develops relationships with business organizations and small business owners to empower the voice of small business in California and works with the California Director on national and statewide policy efforts.

Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Bianca served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill for a member of the House Financial Services Committee and as a legislative representative handling federal healthcare, transportation and workforce issues. She has also previously campaigned in Southern California and Wisconsin on both state and national policy issues affecting working families.

Free. No registration required.

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

Mar
20
Wed
Coffee with Business Advisers – Morning @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Mar 20 @ 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.

 

Mar
21
Thu
Grow Your Export Forum – San Jose @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

CalAsian Chamber invites you to attend the 2019 Grow Your Export Forum Series.

We are hosting a series of forums in major Metropolitan Areas in California to help small and medium-sized businesses expand their knowledge in federal, state, and local export assistance programs. Engage with international trade experts as they share valuable insight on current global trends to assist you in strategies to meet your exporting goals. Connect thriving businesses with export professionals to discover what it takes to expand abroad.

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS 3/14/2019*****

Non-members get CalAsian Chamber member pricing if you purchase your ticket before March 14, 2019!

Regular pricing: $50 for Non-Members / $35 for Members

AGENDA

Ÿ 9:00am – 9:30am | Registration and Continental Breakfast Ÿ 9:30am – 9:35am | Welcome Remarks by Henan Li, Global Initiatives Director, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce – Sacramento MBDA Export Center. Dhez Woodworth, Economic Development Officer, City of San Jose John Savercool, Career & Business Librarian, SJPL Works – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Ÿ 9:35am – 10:20am | Keynote 1: Philippine Trade by Celynne P. Layug, Trade Commissioner, Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Consulate General of the Philippines Ÿ 10:20am – 11:05am | Keynote 2: Korea Trade by Meg BoKyung Bang, Manager, Marketing and Research, KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency) Ÿ 11:05am – 11:15am | Break Ÿ 11:15am – 12:00pm | Panel Discussion: Resources & Tools Moderator: Joanne Vliet, Director, U.S. Commercial Service – San Jose (Trade Promotion) Panelists: Greg Moore, Regional Director, EXIM Bank (Finance) Panelists: Sergei Mytko, Managing Director International Tax, Crowe LLC. (Professional Services) Panelists: Aliona Spinu, CEO, Export Portal (E-Commerce) Ÿ 12:00pm – 12:30pm | Networking

For more information contact Cassie Fortes: cfortes@calasiancc.org | 916.389.7485

Small Business Taxes @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 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

Learning Outcomes: People who attend this class will learn:

  • About the importance of quarterly tax payments
  • How profits vs. distributions affect your tax bill
  • What taxes business owners need to pay
  • How to reduce your taxes and save for the future
  • What credits you can claim
 

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Enjoyed the many real world examples”

  • “I now know a lot more about tax law now”

  • “Great class discussion”

About The Course Instructor:

Bill Oakes

Bill has over 25 years of experience as a small business owner in Silicon Valley. BIll’s business was focused on small business taxes, bookkeeping, and business planning. Tax preparation, planning, and taxpayer representation, personal financial planning and financial planning seminars were also offered. Clients included: trade contractors, retail, consultants, automotive, restaurant, landlords, real estate entrepreneurs, hair salons, machine shops and more.
Bill can help new and existing small business owners in establishing and analyzing financial systems, including Quickbooks; creating business plans, developing and implementing business goals using his years of experience with previous business owner clients. 
Bill is an EA (enrolled agent) enrolled to represent taxpayers before the IRS .CFP® Certified Financial Planner
He has a BA State University of New York Mathematics and Statistics and a MS Boston University Computer Science

Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic (MLK) @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Mar 21 @ 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.

Mar
23
Sat
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Mar 23 @ 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.

Mar
25
Mon
Cyber secure my Business Trademark Workshop @ Silicon Valley US patent and trademark office
Mar 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Take the steps now to protect your small business from cyber criminals.  The day will feature the national cyber security alliance’s interactive Cyber Secure My Business tm workshop, which helps businesses and nonprofits:

Identify which assets others want. Protect those assets, Detect when something has gone wrong

Respond quickly with an action plan and

Recover from a breach

Nonprofit Resource Development (CEU Credit) @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The class can be taken stand alone or as part of continuing education credit at San Jose State. To learn more about continuing education credits contact: Mary Anne Burke at: maburke1@sbcglobal.net    

  • Monday March 25 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Success with Nonprofit Volunteers)
  • Monday April 8 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Grant Writing Workshop: Part 1)
  • Monday April 22 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Grant Writing and Fundraising Workshop: Part 2)
  • 2 1/2 hours of homework required

“Nonprofit Resource Development Course” content 1 (One) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provided by San Jose State. You must complete the following 3 classes (see above also) and will have 21/2 hours of homework.

The classes being offered 3 Mondays with homework and will enable nonprofit leaders, founders and staff to develop compliant grants and resources that can support the organization’s services and mission. The focus besides grants and the use of volunteers will cover resource planning and budgeting and how to develop funding strategies for your organization

This course is structured for those students/new leaders who want to start a nonprofit, work in the nonprofit world or who are working or volunteering in a nonprofit and want to sharpen their skills. The course focuses on resource development to sustain the nonprofit and meet the mission.

The course is a good opportunity to sharpen your skills and knowledge and to add to your resume. It will help in the grant application process as well, and will be an excellent plus for yourself and for your organization. This course can make a difference in your career and your nonprofit’s success.

The following classes comprise the course curriculum and can be taken as stand- alone classes:

1. March 25 Monday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. (Success with Nonprofit Volunteers).Training will focus on developing volunteers for nonprofits. You will learn how to assess volunteer needs, consider innovated recruitment strategies. Training and evaluation and leadership development among volunteers will be key topics.

2. April 8 Monday 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. (Grant Writing Workshop: Part 1).Will provide training on grant writing. It includes how to leverage resources and collaborative services, locate grant funders, write and modify grants for new funders.

3. April 22 Monday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. (Grant Writing II and Fundraising Workshop: Part 2). This class applies the grant writing class and explores how to write compelling needs statements, create measurable goals, complete a budget and build capacity for leveraged funding.  

4. Don’t forget about the homework. Homework assignments may include completing a volunteer development plan after the first workshop and a grant template after the second.

You will receive 1 unit of continuing education credit for your study of “Nonprofit Resource Development” The courses are discounted as part of the continuing education credits and nonprofit certificate work.

         Please contact Mary Anne Burke at maburke1@sbcglobal.net for questions about this wonderful opportunity.

About The Speaker

Mary Ann Burke

Mary Ann Burke has served as a credentialed parent educator and fund development adjunct professor for over thirty years in California schools. She is the author of four Corwin Press Books on parent and community engagement in schools. Her Simplified Grantwriting book highlights how nonprofits and others can use grants to obtain needed resources. Dr. Burke previously led the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Parent Engagement Initiative that serves as a state model for best practices in parent engagement for culturally diverse families. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Southern California. 

Success with Nonprofit Volunteers @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to recruit, motivate and retain volunteers for your nonprofit

The class can be taken stand alone or as part of continuing education credit workshops titled, “Non Profit Resource Development”. To learn more, please contact Mary Anne Burke at www.maburke1@sbcglobal.net . This is a great opportunity to increase your skills in the nonprofit world and to add to your resume. For ceu credit you will need to take two additional classes: Grant Writing Workshop and Grant Writing II and Fundraising Workshop.

Volunteers is a two-hour workshop for nonprofit staff and leaders and newcomers in nonprofit businesses. The focus of this presentation supports nonprofit startups and staff and leadership of existing nonprofits. This is a popular class so please sign up early. Excellent learning experience for all nonprofit staff.

As nonprofit staff funding becomes scarce, the need for a well trained and informed volunteer staff is essential to meet labor shortage needs and support added services. The simplified process for recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers is based on a book titled Recruiting Volunteers: A Guide for Non-Profits by Mary Ann Burke and Carl Liljenstolpe. 

You will learn how to:

  • Reassess your use of volunteers
  • Identify new functional roles for volunteers
  • Consider innovative recruiting strategies
  • Design a comprehensive volunteer training
  • Create ongoing volunteer evaluations
  • Cross-train volunteers for leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate how you can use volunteers in your organization
  • Clarify your organization’s mission and use of volunteers
  • Identify how to use volunteers in various capacities
  • Understand volunteer recruitment strategies
  • Increase your use of volunteers in new leadership roles

About The Speaker

Mary Ann Burke

Mary Ann Burke has served as a credentialed parent education volunteer development trainer and fund development adjunct professor for over thirty years in California’s schools. She is the author of four Corwin Press Books on parent and community engagement in schools. Her Recruiting Volunteers and Simplified Grantwriting books highlight how communities can partner together to use volunteers as leaders and as a resource to support services and resources for families and schools. Dr. Burke has presented volunteer training and development, school-community engagement, and fund development strategies at numerous state and national parent and community engagement events. Dr. Burke has an Ed.D. with a focus on Educational Economics and Finance from the University of Southern. She is a certified California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Chief Business Officer.

Mar
26
Tue
How to Advertise on the Internet @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 26 @ 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

Learning Outcomes:

You will come out of this class with a working understanding of key factors and decision points to get the most out of your online advertising budget.

Mar
27
Wed
Sales Strategies: Introduction to Selling @ MLK Library - SJPL Works
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

During this workshop, you will learn “Do’s & Don’ts” of selling while engaging in activities geared at helping you get the most out of the sales process!

Topics:

  • Shifting Your Mindset From Selling To Listening
  • Understanding Your Value
  • Value Based Selling

Presented by Jerome Dees of SmartSelling.Guru

This is workshop 3 of a 4 in the “The Complete Sales Person” series.

Apr
3
Wed
Evaluate Your Business Idea @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Workshop: Evaluate Your Business Idea 

Do you want to start a business but not sure if your idea is feasible? Or do you need help gathering your thoughts into a viable business idea?

During this hands-on workshop you will learn the essential steps of developing and evaluating your business idea, including:

  • What are your options for going into business
  • How to turn your business idea into a reality
  • How to conduct preliminary research
  • Use a one-page tool in the workshop to evaluate 8 aspects of your company, including customer, cost, pricing and marketing

Key Topics:

  • Common traits and characteristics of entrepreneurs.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your own, buying a franchise or
    buying an existing business.
  • Assessing the feasibility of your business idea or opportunity.
  • The value and purpose of a formal business plan.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will be able to compare your personality traits, strengths and weaknesses
    with those common to successful entrepreneurs.
  • You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business on your
    own versus buying a franchise versus buying an existing business and why it is
    important to consider all three options.
  • You will learn how to assess the feasibility of your business idea or opportunity.
  • You will hear why it is important to prepare a formal business plan if you decide
    to proceed and an overview of what that plan should include.

 

Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic (SCORE) @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Apr 3 @ 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: http://bit.ly/2GpaxSc

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

Certifications @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What do you mean by Certifications?

Why do I need to be certified?

How can my Company benefit from being certified?

Have you explored the possibility of bidding for contracts in the Federal, State, City or local levels?

Have you explored the possibility of becoming a diversified supplier to private corporations?

Be educated on the advantages of Certifications and how it can be used as a marketing tool to increase the revenue of your business.

Some examples of Certifications are:

  1. Federal 8(a), Hub zoned, Veterans; etc.

  2. State (DGS)

  3. Utilities (CPUC)

  4. SBE, DBE, WBE

Also:

What is bonding?

How can I be bonded to bid for contracts?

RSVP now to be a part of this FREE event!

FREE validated parking by the library at the 4th Street Parking Garage (across the street) for attendees of all San Jose Public Works events!

Speakers Include:

Paula Tran has been a Business Consultant for the Minority Business Development Agency in San Jose for more than 7 years. MBDA is funded by the US. Dept. of Commerce since 2010, assisting small businesses in securing contract opportunities and bids with public agencies, public utility companies, prime contractors and private corporations by providing technical assistance and advocacy. She is a graduate of the Monash University in Australia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Finance.

Apr
8
Mon
Nonprofit Workshop: Grant Writing @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 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”
Design & Marketing Advice @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Apr 8 @ 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.

Apr
10
Wed
Starting a Business: Write a Business Plan @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Starting a Business: Write a Business Plan 

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.

Note: This class is designed for those who have clearly defined and documented their business model and its feasibility as developed in the class “Thinking of Starting a Business”.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • You will learn about market share and its importance
  • You will learn about customer demographics and why they’re key
  • You’ll learn to describe your business strategies
  • You’ll learn the importance of describing your business succinctly
  • You will learn to create a two-year financial plan
  • How to price your services to make a profit

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “Really helped me get my head around the business”

  • “Great class to get started on a business”

  • “These guys really know their stuff”

Should I Start a Business? @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr., Library
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed.

This workshop is presented at no charge in conjunction with San Jose Library.

Designed by successful entrepreneurs who’ve been in your busy shoes, this mentor-supported program gives you the structure and support you need to set your sights on the future.

 Learn the fundamentals of what it means before you start your own business. And hear about the local resources available to entrepreneurs.

Key Topics:

  • Personal assessment on major considerations and readiness
  • Trade-offs between being an employee and owning your own business
  • Options for your own business
  • Intro to Business Plan basics

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized plan.  Just make an appointment. 

About the Speaker:

Danny Wong


Danny Wong’s professional career includes co-founding a genetic engineering company. His patented gene-transfer systems were exported to over 25 countries. Danny also spent 18 years with a multi-national computer company in executive management of R&D, technical marketing, and order fulfillment re-engineering. He later advanced to CEO of a hi-tech engineering design and manufacturing company that was listed in Inc Magazine’s annual 500 fastest growing companies and was able to successfully sell it at full value. Danny has been with SCORE since 2007. He focuses on creating values from every aspect of a business through disciplined strategic planning and execution and enjoys being a trouble shooter and a fixer. He holds a PhD in EE/hybrid computing.

Apr
11
Thu
Starting a Business in Silicon Valley @ Silicon Valley SBDC
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this workshop potential entrepreneurs will learn how to get started, what special permits or licenses their business may require, how do Federal and State taxes apply to their business operations, Insurance and Risk Management basics, the importance of your Business Plan, hiring employees and resources for your business.