Los Angeles SBA/SCORE Webinar: Your New Business Idea Marketing Path – Sept 27, 2021

Whether your business idea is new to the world or you have an original twist in an existing industry, beginning your business or adding a new division to your existing company will bring unique challenges you may not have faced. Imagine saving time and saving money while you discover the fastest way to bring that new idea to market. In this seminar, we cover your 3 steps to prove your concept, allowing you to get focused in the right direction. Then you will be given a complete roadmap of 17 simple steps to get you launched. . . .

DATE & TIME: September 27, 2021, 11:30am PDT EVENT LANGUAGE: English, FEE: $20

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Veterans Find Peace on America’s Trails

Spending time in nature, or “ecotherapy,” is increasingly recognized as a helpful therapy for people suffering from PTSD. It’s a path to recovery that Cindy Ross promotes in her new book, Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails. She profiles former soldiers who suffer from depression, guilt, nightmares, and hypervigilance as a result of their damaging experience in war. Regaining equilibrium in civilian life is yet another battle for these wounded warriors, sweated out on long thru-hikes like the Appalachian Trail.  Full story and link to book here

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Expire Sept 4, 2021 – What you need to know

September 4, 2021, federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefit programs created under the CARES Act will expire in California and across the states.

Three million+ California workers impacted by expiration of these critical federal programs were notified by the Employment Development Department (EDD). In an effort to support these Californians, EDD is partnering with Covered California, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Social Services to promote other vital state-run benefit programs and that can help Californians in need. These include low-cost health care, rent relief and utility aid, and access to food assistance, which have been significantly expanded by the American Rescue Plan and California Comeback Plan

For example, these workers are entitled to over $234 per person per month for food via CalFresh (GetCalFresh.org). They are also eligible for 100 percent rent and utilities via Housing is Key (HousingIsKey.com), as well as free or low-cost coverage for as low as $1 per month for workers who received unemployment benefits through Covered California and Medi-Cal (coveredca.com). EDD recently posted links to these benefits to the on-line accounts of UI recipients, including to GetCalFresh.org, which boosted CalFresh (i.e., SNAP) applications by 108,000 people this summer.

EDD Fact Sheet

Register for Upcoming Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative August 11, 2021 Meeting

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Next meeting will be online August 11, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm pdt

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies working together to reduce suffering and improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in LA County. This is achieved through strategically improving and coordinating their access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy.

SBA Presents: lntellectual Property and the Business of Licensing – July 27, 2021 – Online

Intellectual Property and the Business of Licensing, July 27th, 2021 from  10am-11:30am PDT – ONLINE

Patents and licensing have recently become an important part of the business landscape. Regardless of size or years in business, every entrepreneur should understand licensing and how to identify, protect and monetize their intellectual property, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Intellectual Property and the Business of Licensing covers the fundamentals of these topics. It will survey the terminology, available resources, costs, timing and rules of thumb necessary for licensing. With this information, you will have the foundation for integrating the key elements of intellectual property into your business plan. . . . Fee: $30 – Register here

How Did You Become a Software Engineer? Mary Brians Shares Her Insights

Initially pursuing an art degree, Mary Brians fell into engineering by accident during her time at the University of North Texas. Since then, she found a new passion in Linux and developing embedded applications. . . . . “I rebelled and tried my hand at being an art student in high school and college, so it took a while to find my professional calling. I discovered software engineering partly due to a class at the University of North Texas called game programming, taught by Dr. Ian Parberry. I appreciated the fact that software engineering was not nearly as subjective as art or other industries. n. . . . I believe it starts with being confident enough to speak up and find your voice. I am frequently not very assertive with managers or coworkers. However, I try to fight that quietness when it matters – but in the past, I was always quiet. I feel that many other women in engineering have this problem. Much of the female management I’ve had has both encouraged me to speak up and grow confident. As a female in STEM, I think we have to encourage each other to speak up and not be afraid to ask questions when it matters most. . . . ”  full story here

Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

SCORE Offers Free Webinars

Learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur and avoid the pitfalls that cause so many new businesses to fail. This is a fast faced, interactive workshop designed to help you understand if you are an entrepreneur and, if so, to give you some confidence and guidance for your entrepreneurial journey. 

Here’s what you’ll learn and takeaway: 

1. The 6 Essential Traits of an Entrepreneur
2. The 8 Critical Mistakes that can be avoided on your journey
3. 8 Disciplines to Increase Your Odds of Success
4. The 9 Stages of Building Your Business 

Additionally, all registrants will get a workbook including the following tools:  The Entrepreneur in the Making Assessment, My Biz Match and My Vision Clarifier 

Instructor: Philip Pfeifer: Philip Pfeifer is a 5th generation entrepreneur who grew up in his family business. He’s started 3 businesses, successfully sold one and generated over $50M in revenues across a handful of businesses. As a Certified EOS Implementer in Los Angeles, he’s a teacher, facilitator and coach to entrepreneurs and helps them and their leadership teams get what they want from their business. Philip is a member of the Strategic Coach program, Vistage, Provisors and Supports the LA Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization as a Strategic Alliance Partner.

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Small Business Administration’s SCORE: Workshops and Free Mentoring Throughout Los Angeles County

SCORE is here to help women small business owners.

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

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Next LA Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) Online Meeting July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST(America/Los_Angeles)

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies working together to reduce suffering and improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in LA County. This is achieved through strategically improving and coordinating their access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy.    

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Virtual NEW Women’s Business Center Food Service Expo – July 10 2021

Food truckers, street vendors, caterers, cottage food operators, and restaurant owners or soon-to-be owners, don’t miss our day of important information especially catered for you to start up your business or grow the one you have. 
We have vetted industry experts that will share strategies and new trends that will help you to be successful in any type of environment such as sizzling marketing strategies and how to hire and retain employees during the pandemic when they don’t want to work. We will share financing opportunities and give you the opportunity to hear the learnings of experienced food entrepreneurs in the food truck, cottage food, and restaurant operations. 
There will be plenty of networking and opportunities with other entrepreneurs and vendor spotlights on must have products and systems. And did I mention raffles?  I hope you will attend and be part of the excitement!

Date: 7/10/21
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (PDT) 
Registration Deadline: 7/10/21 4:30 PM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee 

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