Oct
17
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Financial Projections (Santa Clara) @ Santa Clara Library
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. This series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Santa Clara Library Due to limited space, you will need to register for each session you plan to attend. Follow the link above to the Santa Clara Library to register.

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.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Oct 3, Session 1: Startup Basics and Business Concept.

Oct.10, Session 2: Marketing Plan.

Oct 17, Session 3: Financial Projections. This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true startup costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Oct. 24, Session 4: Funding Sources.

Oct
18
Fri
Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business 

The statistics on businesses surviving through multiple generations are staggering. Just making it through the second generation is a milestone event for a business. Making it through the third generation is rare and making it to the fourth generation is almost unheard of. The good news is business owners can buck these trends with proper planning. This 3-part series workshop, developed by MassMutual and SCORE, will help you plan for the next stage for your business, for yourself, and for generations to come.

Part 1: Succession Planning

This workshop begins by helping entrepreneurs understand the steps to planning for the eventual transfer of the business. This includes knowing the value of the business, choosing and preparing the appropriate successor, and having it all in writing At the end of this section, clients should be prepared for a variety of business exit strategies both voluntary and involuntary ones.

Part 2: Retirement Planning

Once clients have determined the next steps for their business and their business’ worth, they can start focusing on the next steps in their own lives. In this section, we will discuss issues that arising with having your business be your retirement planning, and other options to save and provide for your retirement.   

Part 3: Estate Planning

Ultimately, this workshop will culminate discussing multiple future planning scenarios, including the difference between estate reduction, liquidity and equalization, and the planning documents needed to  leave a lasting legacy. It is never too early to start planning ahead!

Oct
23
Wed
Unpacking Your “Entrepreneurial DNA” @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A hands-on business exploration workshop

SCORE Silicon Valley and FranNet of the Bay Area have teamed up to present a workshop essential for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level.  Join us for a hands-on workshop where we’ll help you decide which path is the right one for your unique needs and interests. 

During this informative, hands-on workshop, we will: 

EDUCATE & INFORM (1 hour)

 – Address the actual risk(s) involved in business ownership vs a traditional career

 – Discuss the pros and cons of starting a business vs buying a business vs buying a franchise

 – Identify recession-resistant industries

 – Learn how to conduct thorough due diligence in business exploration

 – Uncover financing options

 DISCOVER YOUR BUSINESS OWNERSHIP PROFILE (1 hour) 

– Review your personalized Business Evaluation Suitability Test (B.E.S.T.)  (this will need to be completed prior to the class, see comments below.)

– Discuss your Career Alternatives 

– Unpack your “entrepreneurial DNA”

– Create your unique business model

– Learn what types of businesses fit your profile 

Today’s career landscape has changed. Join us if you’re ready to discover alternative paths to financial freedom!  

Registration Steps

1. Register for the class using the registration button on this page.  

2. Complete a B.E.S.T assessment prior to the class. A hard copy of your results will be provided in class. You can complete the assessment here: https://entrepm.com/media/kfagan.  

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Financial Projections (Cupertino) @ Cupertino Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. This series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Cupertino Library. Due to limited space, you will need to register for each session you plan to attend. Registration for all sessions opens Wednesday, September  25 at 12 pm, follow the link above to the Cupertino Library to register.

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.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Oct 9, Session 1:

Oct.16, Session 2: Marketing Plan. 

Oct 23, Session 3: Financial Projections. This workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true startup costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Oct. 30, Session 4: Funding Sources.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources (Mountain View) @ Mountain View Library
Oct 23 @ 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 series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Mountain View 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.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

No need to register! Just show up at the location.

FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Oct 2, Session 1: Startup Basics and Business Concept.

Oct. 9, Session 2: Marketing Plan. 

Oct 16, Session 3: Financial Projections. 

Oct. 23, Session 4: Funding Sources. The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Oct
24
Thu
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources (Santa Clara) @ Santa Clara Library
Oct 24 @ 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 series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Santa Clara Library Due to limited space, you will need to register for each session you plan to attend. Follow the link above to the Santa Clara Library to register.

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.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Oct 3, Session 1: Startup Basics and Business Concept. 

Oct.10, Session 2: Marketing Plan.

Oct 17, Session 3: Financial Projections. 

Oct. 24, Session 4: Funding Sources. The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Oct
30
Wed
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources (Cupertino) @ Cupertino Library
Oct 30 @ 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 series of workshops is presented at no charge in conjunction with Cupertino Library. Due to limited space, you will need to register for each session you plan to attend. Registration for all sessions opens Wednesday, September  25 at 12 pm, follow the link above to the Cupertino Library to register.

 

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.  Choose as many sessions as you need, though we suggest you attend all 4 sessions to get the most out of this program. 

 FREE MENTORING

Work with a SCORE Certified Mentor to develop a customized growth plan.

WORKSHOPS 

Oct 9, Session 1: Startup Basics and Business Concept. 

Oct.16, Session 2: Marketing Plan. 

Oct 23, Session 3: Financial Projections.

Oct. 30, Session 4: Funding Sources. The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

 

Nov
6
Wed
Free Entrepreneurs’ Legal Advising Clinic (SCORE) @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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/ELCRequestF19

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