Feb
25
Mon
Nonprofit Seminar: Success through Nonprofit Board Governance, Planning and Roles @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Boards are fundamental keys to nonprofit success.  We will explore fundamental documents, bylaws, how to recruit board members and key roles. A fundamental issue is governance which includes doing strategy planning and fundraising. The board is a big key to the success of your organization. We will also discuss management and staff roles.

Key Topics:

  • Mission, Vision, Values, handbooks, articles, bylaws
  • Roles of the board- fundraising and other tasks they have responsibility to complete. Roles of staff and management.
  • How to recruit board members
  • How the board must be utilized to ensure the Nonprofit’s success
  • Strategic plan- the process and results

Learning Outcomes

  • Process for Strategic Planning
  • Executive Director responsibilities and board Approval and Governance process.
  • What are the legal and ethical responsibilities of a board
  • Business and Strategy Plan – differences and similarities
 

What People Are Saying About This Class:

“Wish I had come earlier in my nonprofit’s development”

“Great discussion on what is needed“

“3-step process will help me do the plan”

If you have trouble registering, send an email to info@svscore.org

 

Instructor:

Dr. John Edwards received his PhD in Solid State Physics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. John has 20 years’ experience as a counselor, mentor and lecturer for small businesses owners, both for profit and nonprofit. He has worked with and has helped more than 1000 business owners in all stages of the business cycle—from startup, growth, and turn-around to sale.
John specializes in helping nonprofit businesses and teaches numerous business courses and seminars that emphasize innovation, entrepreneurship and business-planning needs for both profit and nonprofit businesses. He also has more than 25 years’ experience in all aspects of the semiconductor industry
 

Counseling for Nonprofits:

Silicon Valley SCORE members, with nonprofit experience in Silicon Valley, offer counseling for nonprofits. Counseling sessions can be requested with the following experienced members: Nadera Alam,  John Edwards, Gerry Fields, Barbara Haofstein Spiegel, Bob Goedjen, Nev Griffin, Ray Noble, Brian Neth, Jack Maxfield, Karun Shimoga, and Neal Weinstein. 

Feb
26
Tue
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Centro Community Partners esta ofreciendo este taller paso a paso para crear tu plan de negocios a través de actividades prácticas y sencillas. Nuestros talleres interactivos y dinámicos te ayudan a analizar y desarrollar tu modelo de negocio utilizando el app Centro Business Planning Tool, disponible en Español e Inglés (link).

El Programa: Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos los días febrero 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 y 27; marzo 5

La última sesión son las presentaciones y graduaciones el martes, marzo 5, 2019 de 5:00pm a 7:30pm.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org (link)

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 semanas de talleres.

Se proporcionará la validación de aparcamiento para 4th St. garaje en el programa.

Feb
27
Wed
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Centro Community Partners esta ofreciendo este taller paso a paso para crear tu plan de negocios a través de actividades prácticas y sencillas. Nuestros talleres interactivos y dinámicos te ayudan a analizar y desarrollar tu modelo de negocio utilizando el app Centro Business Planning Tool, disponible en Español e Inglés (link).

El Programa: Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos los días febrero 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 y 27; marzo 5

La última sesión son las presentaciones y graduaciones el martes, marzo 5, 2019 de 5:00pm a 7:30pm.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org (link)

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 semanas de talleres.

Se proporcionará la validación de aparcamiento para 4th St. garaje en el programa.

Mar
5
Tue
Programa Básico de Emprendimiento @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Centro Community Partners esta ofreciendo este taller paso a paso para crear tu plan de negocios a través de actividades prácticas y sencillas. Nuestros talleres interactivos y dinámicos te ayudan a analizar y desarrollar tu modelo de negocio utilizando el app Centro Business Planning Tool, disponible en Español e Inglés (link).

El Programa: Te enseñaremos como desarrollar estrategias empresariales básicas (visión, misión y valores), finanzas personales, análisis de mercado, propuesta de valor, operaciones, estrategia de marketing y finanzas del negocio.

Fecha / Hora: Nos veremos los días febrero 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 y 27; marzo 5

La última sesión son las presentaciones y graduaciones el martes, marzo 5, 2019 de 5:00pm a 7:30pm.

Ubicación: San Jose – SJPL Works en la Biblioteca Publica, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Aquí encuetras mas información acerca de Centro: www.centrocommunity.org (link)

Este evento es gratuito y esperamos tu compromiso durante las 9 semanas de talleres.

Se proporcionará la validación de aparcamiento para 4th St. garaje en el programa.

Mar
6
Wed
Evaluate Your Business Idea @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Mar 6 @ 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.

About the Speaker:

Ray Noble

 Ray Noble has developed and led strategic and business planning both at SCORE and throughout his career. As a CEO, he took his company to higher profitability and tripled sales. Ray is also a CPA and MBA. The combination of understanding good financial management and good business strategy will be a great benefit to your organization.
Ray has helped a variety of clients to improve their businesses. His background is broad and he has experience in marketing, sales, manufacturing, off shore ventures and sourcing, accounting, operations, and HR from his CEO days. Ray is also very involved at SCORE in the nonprofit business where he can apply his strategic planning to achieve better results for your worthy cause.

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.

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.

 

Apr
17
Wed
Coffee with Business Advisers – Morning @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Third Floor - SJPL Works
Apr 17 @ 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.