Start Up Essentials: Legal, Financing, Marketing, and Other Key Factors
9:00am - 4:00pm PST
This INTRODUCTION TO STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS is a must for new owners!
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Have you already started a new business and need a little "tune-up"? If so, this workshop is just right for you. This comprehensive but easy-to-understand overview will help you get started on the right path toward a successful business.
Hear from successful executives and entrepreneurs who cover:
- The business owner's role and the need to conduct a self-assessment
- The importance of having a business plan
- Various legal structures of a business
- The need for sound financial controls
- Where to go and what is required to obtain capital for your new business
- Marketing techniques to promote your business
This is the area where we can place the bios. I've placed a registration link below, but it can be placed anywhere as well as in multiple locations. It points straight to the registration page and skips the description page since that info is here.
Paul Sipe has over thirty years of experience in the commercial banking business. He organized and started two locally owned banks in the east San Diego County. He also has a diverse background in commercial, industrial and residential real estate, including sales, leasing and financing. He has his own consulting business, specializing in construction financing, mergers and acquisitions, long-term leasing and turn-around evaluations. He served as a NASD arbitrator for over twelve years and has an above average knowledge of the securities business.
John Wham is a graduate electrical engineer with approximately 25 years experience in design and development of both military and commercial systems, beginning as an entry-level engineer and culminating as the Chief Engineer of a major division of a large electronics company. John co-founded a software development company and was in charge of product design and development. The company’s software products included a distributed project management system, regulation-compliant security system, and a sales force automation system, which became the flagship product of the company during the last 10 years of operation. He also served as President of the company for 4 years leading up to the time it was sold.
Susan Lamping is a Senior Community Loan Officer at CDC Small Business Finance and acts as the liaison for the technical assistance needs of small businesses in San Diego County. In partnership with local banks in San Diego, she assists borrowers in acquiring SBA loan products which are specifically designed to make credit more accessible to entrepreneurs. Her responsibilities also include coordinating the business consulting needs of CDC’s community loan borrowers and monitoring their businesses. Previously, Susan was Vice President of Lending and Marketing at ACCION San Diego, a local micro lending organization, where she managed all aspects of lending operations as well as marketing and outreach.