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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM PDT
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Mark Twain Library 
1401 East Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90813



There is free parking.


This event is free.


Narges Sandoval
SCORE SBA Los Angeles 

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, and 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: Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson’s 40-year career has spanned a wide range of functions in consumer electronics (both retail and wholesale):  national and international sales responsibility, marketing, operations.

Over the years, Tom has worked with or for many major corporations, including Sony, Pioneer, Marantz, Infinity, IBM, Xerox, Memorex and MGM.  This is in addition to his significant experience with many start-ups in the fields of audio, video and personal computers.

 Currently he has his own marketing consulting business, which he founded in 1999 as well as mentoring with SCORE on a regular basis.