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Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Santa Clarita County Library 
25950 The Old Road
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381



There is free parking spaces in the lot.


This is a FREE event! Register online to reserve your seat.


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: Patrick Daems


Patrick has worked in the commercial lending sector. He has experience managing a staff as small as twelve to as large as over a hundred. Patrick understands the business planning and strategy that is needed in order to have a successful business operation.  


Instructor: Tom Schultz

Tom is a Financial Executive with extensive experience directing operations and administration in both public and private manufacturing and distribution environments. His expertise is in creating cost efficient business infrastructures that support growth, reorganization, and international operations. Tom's operations experience includes Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Procurement and Contract Administration.