Business Series: Keeping the Books: Business Accounting Basics

Tuesday, April 9, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Every business decision must be made with an eye toward the bottom line. Learn to accurately assess your business’ financial outlook and plan for the future by understanding the basics of business accounting and finance.

Class covers:

  • How to apply the fundamentals of financial modeling to set realistic, achievable goals
  • How to apply basic accounting concepts to ensure an accurate financial snapshot of your business
  • How to use key financial statements like income, balance sheet, and cash flow
  • Apply what you learn to real-life “case studies” of businesses in different financial situations
  • Pros and cons of different accounting software available to small businesses

Presented by Gary Krausz:
Gary Krausz provides audit, accounting and consulting services to middle-market businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Southern California. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA.) He also holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential offered by the AICPA. Gary serves on the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Technical Committee which is the highest technical committee of the California Society of CPAs on accounting and auditing issues; Gary also helps plan the annual Accounting and Auditing Conference of the CalCPA Education Foundation. Gary regularly teaches undergraduate level accounting courses at UCLA Extension.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California. Outside of work, Gary serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer for The Executives, a support group for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, volunteers for his children's school PTA, and various other community outreach and educational committees of the California Society of CPAs.

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.

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Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:35

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Business Series: Sales Techniques and Strategies

Tuesday, April 16, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Getting the most out of your sales efforts is an undervalued aspect of running a business. In this class, learn how to develop an effective strategy for reaching your sales goals.

Class covers:

  • Defining your value proposition
  • Defining your competition (SWOT analysis – strength/weakness/opportunity/threat)
  • Road(s) to market – developing a sales and distribution model
  • Managing your pipeline – sales team, customer relationship management (CRM), and customer support

Presented by Doug Korte with the support of Bixel Exchange:
Doug Korte is an accomplished global technology executive and respected transformational leader, with experience in turning around and growing high-tech companies from start-up to Fortune 50. Senior executives routinely consult with him when they look to transform & grow their organizations and drive for operational excellence. In the past Douglas has served as Vice President & Global General Manager, Communications, Media & Entertainment with Hewlett-Packard and an executive at IBM. He is an active member associated with key industry organizations, which include: the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the USC Institute of Communication Technology Management and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Today, Doug serves as CEO for Cuneiform Technologies Inc. and is an investor and private equity consultant, providing timely business development, operations and financial strategy advice to corporations, private equity & venture capital firms, investment banking/management firms, hedge funds, professional services firms and large institutional investors regarding high technology and digital media companies.

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.

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No legal advice:
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Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:37

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Business Series: Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Tuesday, April 23, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

As a business owner, you try to do things that set you apart from the competition. Usually, you do not want the competition to know your important business information, and you don't want them to profit from your creative expressions and original works. In this class, learn how to protect the information and work that gives your business an edge.

Class covers:

  • Copyrights: what is protected, and how to make sure no one profits from your original works and expressions
  • Trade secrets: how to obtain, protect, and enforce
  • Non-disclosure agreements and non-competition agreements
  • Methods for protecting sensitive information

Presented by Dan M. Forman & John L. Geiger:

Dan M. Forman is the managing partner at the Los Angeles office of employment law firm Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/). His knowledge expands beyond traditional employment law to the expanding field of trade secret litigation where he has successfully prosecuted and defended complicated cases.

Forman's vast litigation experience, including bench and jury trials, also allows him to adeptly utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve efficient and expedited results in cases with high financial exposure. His experience extends throughout state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues. Forman represents clients before a wide range of regulatory agencies, including California's Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Employment Development Department, Equal Employment Opportunity and similar agencies.

In addition to achieving favorable results in litigation, Forman advises California clients on the full gamut of employment topics in an effort to avoid claims. Forman counsels service providers, high tech companies, insurance agencies, security businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, health and medical industry clients. He drafts wage and hour policies, employment and severance agreements, covenants-not-to-compete and trade secret confidentiality agreements, and advises on collective bargaining and WARN Act compliance.

To help employers and business executives stay ahead of emerging legal issues, such as social media, employee retention and non-compete and confidentiality agreements, Forman frequently provides employers and clients updates by his participation in various industry webinars and presentations.

John L. Geiger is the General Manager of Standards & Practices for Los Angeles County's Internal Services Department, where he advises on complex information technology, telecommunications, and intellectual property procurements and projects. With over thirty years of legal experience, Mr. Geiger is a former Principal Deputy County Counsel, and is admitted to practice law before all Courts of the State of California, as well as the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court. In 2001, he was Board certified as an appellate specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Prior to joining the public sector, Mr. Geiger was an entertainment attorney in Century City, representing entertainment celebrities, including feature film talent (producers, writers, and directors) and headline music artists. As a writer and screenwriter, Mr. Geiger is a member of the Authors Guild and the Writers Guild of America/West (Independent Film Caucus). He is co-author of the book Creativity & Copyright, to be published by the University of California Press in 2019.

Mr. Geiger is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts - English), the University of California, Los Angeles (Master of Fine Arts - Film), and the University of Southern California (Juris Doctor).

 

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.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 December 2018 09:15

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Business Series: Government Contracts: Steady Income for Your Business

Tuesday, April 30, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Learn about government contracts, which can be a great source of steady revenue for small businesses. Officials from local and state agencies will present information on how to locate public solicitations, certification requirements, the bidding process, and how contracts are awarded.

Class covers:

  • Finding and responding to public solicitations
  • Understanding government contracts
  • State and local contracts vs. federal contracts, and the different requirements for each
  • Business development and government contracting opportunities and resources in L.A. City and County

Presented by officials from L.A. City Department of General Services, L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs and the California Department of General Services

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:
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No legal advice:
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Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:39

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Business Series: Should I Be Exporting? Increase Your Revenue by Tapping Foreign Markets

Tuesday, May 7, 2019  12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
Exporting can be a great untapped source of revenue for Los Angeles area businesses. Learn about the resources available to beginning exporters and the nuts and bolts of starting your own export business.

Class covers:

  • Is exporting for me?
  • The Trade Connect program for exporters
  • Key tips for reducing risk
  • Export Research Tools (with complimentary booklet)

Presented by: Elizabeth Glynn with the support of Port of Los Angeles Trade Connect:

Elizabeth Glynn facilitates ExporTech™ programs throughout Southern California for CMTC, an affiliate of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which supports small- and medium-sized manufacturers to enhance their operational and business capabilities. ExporTech™ is a corporate management system that provides manufacturing executives and business owners with strategic focus and a structured process through which they create and implement actionable export plans that result in increased sales growth in global markets. To date, 50+ Executive Teams have completed ExporTech™ programs. Most are implementing their export plans and expanding sales in global markets. Six manufacturers have received export awards recognizing their export expansion efforts.

A global operations and business development professional, Glynn has worked with companies in export operations, compliance, trade finance, and global logistics with the objective of accelerating companies' investment in exporting and maximizing their competitive advantage in global markets.

Initially having worked in global logistics and sales, Glynn transitioned from global transportation to managing the export operations for a company. Glynn streamlined the global logistics infrastructure; managed export, import, and foreign-based transactions; facilitated multi-country shipments, free trade zone projects; and negotiated letters of credit. She achieved seamless in-transit logistics movement of third country shipments; and, secured resolution of a six-figure transshipment cargo insurance claim. Glynn has interfaced with a diverse range of companies that includes working with program units at Raytheon Space & Communications to provide export training and facilitate global delivery of communication systems to establishing export operations for a medical device manufacturer.

Since 1998 Glynn has taught courses in global business management, leadership, and ethics at the University of La Verne (M.B.A. program), and a number of global trade courses at UCLA Extension including global logistics and fundamentals of international trade. She has developed and presented customized programs at UCLA Extension and UC Riverside. Glynn holds a Master of International Management (M.I.M.) degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Linguistics from UC Irvine.

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.

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No legal advice:
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Last Updated: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:40

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