Janice Kim
SCORE SBA Los Angeles 
818 552-3206 


Saturday January 14, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST

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SCORE Los Angeles 
330 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 190
Glendale, CA 91203



There is free parking surrounding 330 N. Brand and there is parking in the parking garage for a fee of $11 per day.

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Starting a Business: What You Need to Know

If you are thinking about starting a new business or have recently started one, this is a valuable workshop for you. Starting a Business: What You Need to Know cuts through the confusion and chaos of what you need to do and think about to start a business. 

 In just 2 hours, you will gain a clear understanding of all the legal requirements for a start-up business, as well as actions that are simply smart to do. Some of the key topics covered include naming your business, licenses and taxes, insurance, financing sources, elements of a business plan, marketing considerations.  You’ll also hear how SCORE can help you succeed in your new venture.


What You Will Learn

  • Options for starting your own business
  • The various management hats you will need to wear
  • Advantages and disadvantages of legal structures for your business
  • The major causes of business failures
  • How to avoid legal problems
  • Ways to improve your chance of success

Best of all, you’ll leave with a checklist of the 17 things you need to think about and do to be successful at establishing your business. This will be helpful to ensure a productive session with a SCORE Mentor.

 …this workshop gave me the information I need to consider in starting my business. It gave me a starting point.  - Ryan S.

Instructor: Dick Mader

 Dick Mader

Dick Mader is a SCORE mentor and serves on the chapter Board of Directors.  He comes by his knowledge of starting a business first hand.

In 1972, Dick and his wife Mary started a media distribution business in Southern California, which is now prospering and growing under 2nd and 3rd generation family members.

Dick is passionate about using American entrepreneurial opportunities to create small business successes and personal independence.  He helps clients create a clear roadmap to start a business and guide them through the process.