Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

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La Pintoresca Branch Library 
Meeting Room
1355 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103


Free parking is available.


Pre-Register and Pre-Pay Online - $10.00


Sarah Alessandri
SCORE SBA Los Angeles 
818 552-3206 

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: Gudu Husson

Certified SCORE Mentor

An entrepreneur for over 35 years, Gudu Husson started his first business (a health products manufacturing company) while an undergraduate in USC’s Entrepreneurship program.  After graduation, he and his brother opened Yocreme, a store early on the frozen yogurt scene, which they sold after 3 years.  Subsequently, in 1989, they opened another frozen yogurt store, 21 Choices, which continues to operate successfully in 3 locations.

 Gudu continues to search for new opportunities to apply his entrepreneurial skills, while also mentoring at SCORE LA in Glendale.  Understanding how small and medium size companies can provide outstanding customer service is one of his specialties.