Better Business Through Better Records – Webinar

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Topics include:

  • The purpose of recordkeeping, such as an audit or loan application!
  • Recordkeeping systems
  • Documents and reporting of gross receipts, purchases, and expenses; travel, transportation, and gift expenses; assets, employment taxes,
  • Electronic Records

Presenters and Q & A Participants:
Neki Cox, IRS, Stakeholder Liaison
Christopher Lorenzana, SBA Lead Economic Development Specialist
Neki Cox, IRS, Stakeholder Liaison

Presented by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration

Sponsored by the City of Tustin and the Tustin Chamber of Commerce

US donates $37 million to UNHCR to support education gaps forrefugees

The United States is pleased to announce a contribution of nearly $37 million of humanitarian assistance toward the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support critical education gaps for refugees in 16 countries.

On September 20, 2016, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Mexican President Peña Nieto, German Chancellor Merkel, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam, Swedish Prime Minister Löfven, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon will join President Obama in hosting the President’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees.

This Summit will bring together government leaders who are prepared to make new and significant pledges that address the most urgent needs of refugees. As part of the Summit, the United States and co-hosts aim to increase refugee self-reliance by encouraging major refugee-hosting member states to focus on new policies that will facilitate refugee access to education and increase the number of refugee children enrolled in school by one million. In order to reach that goal, additional resources are needed to close significant funding gaps of leading humanitarian organizations.

This funding will both further the United States’ financial contributions to refugee education and support the implementation of the commitments made for the Summit by refugee-hosting countries through the provision of additional resources to UNHCR to increase the number of children accessing quality education.

UNHCR is the largest provider of education for refugees globally, but remains underfunded. The UNHCR fundraising document “Education for Refugees: Priority activities and requirements supporting enrollment and retention in 2016” highlights unfunded or underfunded education activities for schools and students at all levels of education.

The document appeals for nearly $60 million to support refugee education in sixteen countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East – which collectively host 2.1 million refugee children of school-age (5-17 years), an estimated 57 percent of whom are out of school. With full funding, UNHCR could support tens of thousands of refugee children to enroll in school during the upcoming academic year. The United States government strongly encourages other donors to close the remaining $23 million funding shortfall.

2016 IP Strategy Innovation Summit

IP Strategy Innovation Summit
September 28 & 29, Boston, 2016
Marriott Copley Place Boston

Learn to Optimize your IP Strategy to Protect Yourself and Foster Innovation

IP Strategy is the backbone of successful innovation management. It not only bridges the gap between the legal and innovation departments but can also help build relationships with external partners.

Confirmed speakers include:

Chief Patent Counsel, Schnieder Electric
Senior Intellectual Property Manager, Stryker
SVP & General Counsel, Spartan Race
Senior IP Counsel, Sonos
Head Of Innovation, Aramco
Patent Counsel, HP
Business Unit Patent Officer, Schneider Electric
Assistant Director of IP, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
IP Rights & Clearance Associate, Viacom

To join 100+ in-house counsel, industry experts and thought leaders.

Secure your passes, please contact AICC membership service.

2nd Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Procurement Practice

27 – 28 Sep 2016
Belgrade, Serbia
University of Belgrade
Tor Vergata University of Rome

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, together with the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the University of Rome Tor Vergata (TVU) International Master in Public Procurement Management (IMPPM) programme, and the IMPPM Alumni Student Association, are organising a “Second Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Procurement Practice” to be held at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law on 27 and 28 September 2016.

Representatives of the public and private sectors from Europe, Asia and Africa, alongside former and current students of the IMPPM programme, as well as procurement experts from international financial institutions (IFIs) will analyse current issues in public procurement, share their experiences, present case studies illustrating good practice and offer recommendations for achieving the most efficient use of public funds.

This workshop represents a unique opportunity for open discussion among procurement professionals and other interested parties.

The event is open to procurement professionals, the students, graduates and professors of the IMPPM programme, EBRD procurement experts and other interested participants from the Bank, IFI representatives and procurement experts in general, whose participation will enrich the event with a variety of perspectives.

The EBRD and TVU are jointly supporting the IMPPM. This Master’s programme, unique among IFIs, enables public procurement officials in the Bank’s countries of operations to complete their academic and practical Master’s-level professional degree while gaining an in-depth understanding of the best procurement practices that is also transferrable to the development of national policy.

Once the class of 2016 has defended its Master’s theses in February 2017, the 28 graduates will join the pool of EBRD-TVU alumni, bringing the total number of alumni to 120 IMPPM professionals from 33 countries and 85 institutions, all partners or clients of the EBRD.

This event is organized together with the “Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on Public Procurement”, to be held in Belgrade on 28-30 September 2016, as part of the Procurement Week Programme co-sponsored by the EBRD.

SBDC Orientation

August 30, 2016
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT
El Camino College Business Training Center
13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA, 90250

Fee: None

This workshop will provide attendees with information about the program requirements and the different services and training offered at the center. Attendance is required for pre-venture and early start-up businesses.

Orientation is offered two-three times per month so check the calendar for future dates. NOTE: Late admittance is not permitted, please arrive early.
Instructor: Nate Jemison

Event Category:
El Camino College
Register Here:

SBDC Hosted by El Camino College

SBDC hosted by El Camino College
310 – 973-3177

Instructions: PLEASE NOTE: Venue are not located on the El Camino College campus, use address above for driving directions. Parking is located on street and median lots only. Please bring something to write with.

US Customs Broker Exam Prep

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM – Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

Office of Economic Development
152 w 6th St.
Corona, CA 92880

Event DescriptionFree perperation course for the US Customs Brokers Exam held OCT 2015. Sponsored by California Centers for International Trade Development and the California Community Colleges

Learn How To Successfully Export Your Product or Service

Selling American products and services overseas is both profitable and culturally rewarding for all companies that want to prosper in today’s global marketplace.

Participate in an exclusive training program carefully designed to give business executives strategies, insights, and a ready network of contacts necessary to successfully expand sales globally. If you believe exporting could be part of your growth strategy, these courses will provide you with the hands on tools and the latest information necessary to succeed. In addition, through this course, you will become informed about the effective finance and marketing assistance currently available through both state and federal agencies and walk away knowing precisely how to leverage these resources.

CSU San Bernardino students will be engaging companies and conducting research projects as part of this program.

Session 1: 

Global Business Opportunities for Small Business | August 24, 2016 | 8a-1p

Participants will learn to utilize databases to determine best markets, describe the benefits of free trade agreements, classify a good and determine the duty rates for specific products.

Session 2:

Exploring Market Entry Strategies | August 31, 2016 | 8a-1p

This module covers identifying target markets, and locating foreign representatives and buyers. The presentation will help you better understand the methods and channels involved in the export sales process.  

Session 3: 

 International Trade Finance and Methods of Payment | September 7, 2016 | 8a-1pm

Understanding how to get paid for an export sale is crucial, since your buyer could be 10,000 miles away! This training discusses how your organization can finance the transaction and related business costs from the time you obtain the order, through the production cycle, to the time you receive the final payment.

Session 4: 

 International Shipping and Legal Issues | September 14, 2016 | 8a-1p

This session covers export distribution considerations, direct exporting, indirect exporting, Foreign Trade.

Location: The Workforce Development Center | 44199 Monroe St., Indio, CA

Questions: Contact SBA, Paul Smith or Robert Corona