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Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

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Santa Monica Main Library 
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Multipurpose Room
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Parking Information

There is inexpensive parking beneath the building (entrance on 7th).


This is a free event!


Narges Sandoval
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: Steve Hyman

Certified Score Mentor

Steve Hyman founded a $25M organization and built it into the largest operator of home decorating departments for major chain stores in the US.  He has a stellar track record of growing a variety of businesses from individual retail operations into highly successful regional and national organizations.  His proprietary Point Selling Sales Program is widely recognized and taught in many industries.

Steve continues to consult small companies as well as those in the Fortune 500 on matters such as marketing and branding, direct selling and strategic analysis for startups.  He mentors for SCORE LA in West Los Angeles.