Make It Official: Get Your Business Licensed

Tuesday, February 26, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

In this class, government officials from the state and the City and County of Los Angeles will give new business owners and entrepreneurs important, practical information on how to “make it official,” obtain business licenses and comply with local tax requirements.


Class covers:

  • Determining which licenses and permits you need
  • How to apply for business licenses and permits
  • City, county & state tax requirements
  • How to avoid common license, permit & tax compliance issues

Presented by officials from the L.A. City Office of Finance, L.A. County Department of Business & Consumer Affairs, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and Internal Revenue Service.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:23

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Business Series: From Seed Money to Serious Investment: Raising Money for Your Business

Tuesday, March 5, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Every business needs an initial investment to get off the ground, and established businesses often require investment in order to expand. Learn how to apply for and obtain small business loans, plus learn about vital alternative funding sources for startups.

Class covers:

  • How to sell your business to investors
  • Crafting a business pitch
  • Best practices for loan applicants
  • Other funding options, like friends and family, and crowdfunding

Presented by Kevin Lew with the support of Bixel Exchange, and Raul Yañez of Pacific Western Bank:
Kevin Lew is the Startup Development Program Director for Bixel Exchange, the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Tech Center. He endeavors to connect community interests and needs to Bixel Exchange events and programs. Kevin has an extensive background as an event and content producer and partnership program specialist from his ventures at Opportunity Green and Eventologie. With a love for technology, sustainability, and design, Kevin hopes to promote and foster a pragmatic and sustainable business economy at a local and global scale. Now, with three-plus years leading the Startup Development Program at Bixel Exchange, Kevin has extensive knowledge about the early stage startup ecosystem in L.A.

Raul Yañez is a commercial banking expert at Pacific Western Bank with almost 40 years of experience in the banking industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and is a native of East Los Angeles.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:25

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Business Series: Know Before You Sign On the Dotted Line: Reading & Negotiating Business Contracts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

New and growing businesses must enter into a variety of contracts, with landlords, suppliers, and clients, to name a few. Learn how to read common “boilerplate” contractual language and negotiate contractual terms to your advantage.

Class covers:

  • Contract law basics 
  • Essential terms of a commercial lease: what is negotiable and what is non-negotiable
  • Essential terms of a contract for goods or services 
  • “Typical” contracts negotiated by business people
  • Caveat emptor: how to avoid problematic contracts

Presented by G. Mark Santa-Anna:
Attorney Mark Santa Anna is a Southern California native. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree (International Relations & Spanish) from the University of Southern California (USC) and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in June 1992. His legal experience is complemented with extensive insurance industry training and education as well as a diverse entrepreneurial background, including owning and operating his own successful law practice for several years.

Although Mr. Santa Anna was raised in Southern California, he has lived abroad in Venezuela, Spain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family and seeing the world and meeting its peoples. He is bilingual (Spanish, spoken and written) and volunteers his time and services at several pro bono venues and events as well as participating on a number of committees and organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:27

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Business Series: Branding and Marketing 101

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Effectively communicating the value of your product or service is essential to your business success. Learn how to attract and retain your customer base through creative branding, channel marketing, and smart promotion.

Class covers:

  • Defining and protecting your brand
  • The different marketing channels available, and the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • How to integrate branding and marketing across multiple channels and platforms
  • Basing your marketing initiatives on research and data
  • Approach to marketing on a budget

Presented by Erin Kapczynski:
Erin Kapczynski is V.P. of Marketing for Purch, a digital content and commerce company and the largest online technology publisher in the U.S., with over 100M monthly unique visitors. In this role, Erin oversees global consumer and corporate marketing that drives ad sales, eCommerce, and lead-gen, all amounting to more than $100 million dollars in annual revenue.

Erin has spent nearly two decades in the marketing field with a majority of that time working in the digital media and advertising industries. Prior to Purch, Erin served as VP of Marketing at Panache, a digital video monetization tech startup acquired by WPP, and a strategic marketing consultant at Demand Media. Previously, she held high-level marketing positions at Move.com and Herbalife HQ, where she focused on international marketing.

True to Erin’s borderline obsessive love of all things digital media, she has served as Interactive Emmy Awards judge, IAB MIXX Awards judge, and continues mentoring individuals and tech start-ups in the L.A.-area, as well as guest lecturing at the city’s premier universities, including UCLA.

A virtual L.A. native by way of Ukraine, Erin lives in Santa Monica, CA where she wears lots of sunscreen. When she’s not correcting people on the spelling of her last name, she likes to browse art exhibits and lift kettle bells. She speaks English, Russian, some French and a bit of Polish.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:29

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Business Series: On Solid Ground: Financial Planning for Business Owners

Tuesday, April 2, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

In the day-to-day of managing a business, it can be easy to lose sight of the big financial picture. In this class, learn to set realistic goals, budget effectively, save and invest properly, and manage financial risks and returns for you and your business.

Class covers:

  • Setting realistic financial and personal goals
  • Developing a plan to reach your goals
  • Learning to adjust your spending and maximize your income
  • Planning for risk with insurance
  • Minimizing tax liability

Presented by Kimberly Kelly-Rolfe:
Kimberly Kelly-Rolfe is founder and CEO of Kelly Rolfe Financial Services (www.kellyrolfe.com), a Los Angeles based accounting firm, established in 2005, that provides small businesses a one stop solution for financial services integrating accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and payroll functions in a single space utilizing a team of experts. Kimberly has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, recently earned her Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from USC’s Marshall School of Business and was awarded this year, USC’s prestigious Marcia Israel Award. She is best known for teaching workshops on business and finance throughout Southern California and in 2017, launched Accelerate Business Training designed to help entrepreneurs launch, run and grow in business. Her notable work includes a trip to the White House to advocate on behalf of small businesses and recognition by the SBA and City of Los Angeles as an Emerging Leader in business. Kimberly’s focus, as well as company mission is to improve the financial position of the people they serve. Through her work with Kelly Rolfe Financial Services and Accelerate, she works to fulfill a greater goal of developing small business owners into employers to create total employment in the U.S. Currently, Kimberly resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband of 23 years and two children.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:33

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