The Center for Entrepreneurship and the CSUF Veterans Resource Center have partnered up with SCORE to host a series of seminars for our military veterans who are eager to become entrepreneurs. See below for information about all of the upcoming events!
These workshops will be provided by the Orange County Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship for over fifty years. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver these workshops no charge. SCORE has helped over 10 million people start or grow small businesses since 1964. Their volunteer business mentors are located in over 340 chapters across the United States.
In the recent fiscal year, Orange County SCORE volunteers personally held more than 5,400 sessions with entrepreneurs and educated over 6,600 people in 300 workshops. An independent study concluded that in 2017, Orange County SCORE helped start 359 new businesses and create 1,171 new jobs.
Simplify Your Business Plan; Use the Business Model Canvas – October 9th, 2020 at 1pm via Zoom
Business Model Canvas is a tool to identify all aspects of your start-up business. Lenders are starting to accept the Business Model Canvas rather than a full Business Plan. This approach will help you to identify all aspects of your start-up and ensure its success.
Presented by Mike Edwards, a SCORE Mentor who uses the Business Model Canvas to guide clients in refining their business idea. His background is in manufacturing, sales, and marketing.
Do’s and Don’ts of SBA Financing – Tips to Know Before You Apply – Friday, October 30th at 1pm via Zoom
This workshop will clarify the lending review process. Increase the likelihood of obtaining funding for your project by understanding what lenders look for when reviewing your application. Whether you have been in business for a long time, are just getting started, or are considering purchasing an existing business this workshop has something for you.
Presented by Stacey Sanchez, Senior Loan Officer with CDC Small Business Finance, a 20-year veteran of SBA lending. SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year 2014, Latina of Influence 2017, and Community Advantage Lender of the Year 2017, Stacey has created significant contributions for economic development in and around Orange County over the last 15 years.
Marketing/Branding – Friday, November 13th at 1pm via Zoom
Every business is different, and what works for one may not work for another. That goes for your marketing plan too. To be successful, your marketing must be true to your vision and your business — and true to your customers. This webinar will give you the tools you need to quickly, easily, and effectively create your ideal marketing strategy.
Presented by Bob Godlasky, a SCORE MENTOR who is a passionate, results oriented business professional, focusing on teaching and sharing best practices with vast experience in Sales, Merchandising, Marketing, Procurement, and Operations while achieving financial targets.
We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things,