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This group is for anyone interested in becoming their own boss, starting a business while keeping a full time job, diversifying their investment portfolio, building long-term equity, learning about financing options, or launching a recession-resistant business. The group will provide the tools and resources necessary to achieve career independence.

Upcoming events (3)

Is Small Business Ownership Right for You?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

In this 60-minute workshop we review the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want – including starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business and buying a franchise. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each and help you decide what option is right for you! You will learn: Why business ownership? Why now? Risks and rewards that come along with being your own boss Advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business and buying a franchise The different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want Franchising myths and misconceptions How to diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership The reality of creating an asset for your future through a business Strategies for finding the best business system for you and your family Sponsored by SJPL Works Business & Career Free. No registration required but encouraged. Parking validation for 4th St. garage will be provided at the program.

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship: Build, Buy, or Franchise?

Silicon Valley SCORE

Join us as we break down the realities and opportunities in business/franchise ownership. This workshop is for you if you find yourself asking: - Would I be happy being in business for myself? - Is now the time for me to make a career change? - What are my viable options? - How do I minimize my risk and optimize my chances for success? - What is the realistic cost and time commitment? During this workshop, you'll learn: - How Small Business Ownership allows you to take control of your future, your earnings and your life. - The different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want. - How to diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership. - The differences between starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise. - The reality of creating an asset for your future through a business. - The financing options available to you (ie. 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, - - - Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc.). - How to assess the risk involved in business ownership vs. a traditional career path. Join us for this 2-hour workshop and take your first steps in your entrepreneurial journey. This event is sponsored by SCORE Silicon Valley. Class is subject to a fee. See website for details: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4lcobceab&oeidk=a07efuxo2duad4d1315

May 8th Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Mexican Heritage Plaza

RSVP: http://bit.ly/8thSummitSJ2019 On May 8, BusinessOwnerSpace.com Partners invite you to attend the 8th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Brought to you by Wells Fargo, FranNet and the City of San Jose The event brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley. Workshops cover a wide range of topics including access to capita, marketing, business planning, maintaining working capital, and many others all recognizing the changing nature of the national and local economies. Register today for this FREE event and discover new tools and perspectives to allow your company to grow despite changes in the economy or your neighborhood. Conference Agenda--- 8:00 - 8:30am Registration, Networking, and Resource Area (with light refreshments) 8:30 - 9:30am Welcome Insights into the national and local economic status and local development and real estate market and why they matter to small businesses in the greater San Jose area. 9:30am - 12:30pm Workshops (subject to change): --> Financing Growth in Good Times and Bad - Explore funding options for starting and taking an existing small business to the next level even in rough times with speakers from: Wells Fargo, Kiva, Opportunity Fund, Pacific Community Ventures --> Negotiating Leases and Anticipating Renewals - What you need to know to negotiate a lease, how you can prepare, and helpful resources. Presenters: SCORE and Silicon Valley Commercial Brokerage --> Marketing for Success in a Changing Neighborhood - Don't wait for your customers to find you. Connect with your new neighbors and outside clients to expand your horizons. Presenters: Kooltura Marketing, San Jose Downtown Association, and Winchester Business Association --> Getting Started in Small Business Ownership and Reducing Risks - Learn how to create a resilient small business that gives you the flexibility and the lifestyle you want. Explore options including starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise. Presenters: FranNet, SCORE, and MBDA --> Maintaining Working Capital and Maximizing Your Tax Advantage - Find our more about ways to balance your costs, revenue, and their timing. Also, learn more about changes in the tax law and what you can do this year to capitalize on them.Presenter: EY (Ernst & Young) --> Your Business Legacy - Want to make sure that your business continues even after you aren't running things? This workshop will explore strategies such as buying your own building, succession planning, and the sale or transfer of your business. Presenters: Project Equity, and TMC Financing --> Changes, Business Plans, and Mentorship - A business without a hand on the helm risks running aground when currents change. If it has been a while since you last looked at your business plan or if you haven't yet written one, this workshop will help you chart your way forward and introduce you to no-cost expert navigators in your industry. Presenter: SCORE Resource Tables and Networking - At quarter past each hour, a 15 minute break will allow attendees to meet with BusinessOwnerSpace.com and other service providers to talk about their services. Those desiring longer conversations can continue to meet with exhibitors in place of attending workshops or can arrange post-event meetings. 12:30pm - 2:00pm --> Bonus Session (separate, free ticket; subject to change): Tell Us What More You Need - Help BusinessOwnerSpace.com and its partners better understand what additional types of assistance you need to thrive. REGISTER TODAY @ http://bit.ly/8thSummitSJ2019 Know a small business in San Jose that would benefit from networking and attending this free event? Invite them to register.

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