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Small Business Fair To Host A Day Of Free Classes

Event aims to arm people with the knowledge to start and run
their own small business.

Sponsored By:

SCVi Charter School

Wednesday, September 24th, a free small business fair will
be held at the Embassy Suites near the I-5 and Newhall
Ranch Rd in Valencia.

 

On the agenda is a whole day’s worth of classes that will
try to educate the public about various aspects of running a small business.

 

Additionally, State Senators George Runner and Tom
McClintock will join Assemblyman Cameron Smyth at the event to speak with
attendees.

 

“Small business is the backbone of California’s economy and I stand ready to assist wherever I can.  This Fair will be a great venue for small business owners and I strongly encourage them to attend and take advantage of the resources provided,” said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth.


The class schedule is as follows:

 


9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
  Opening Ceremony

 


9:30-10:00 a.m.

Expo Exploration

 


Workshops:

 


10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

  • Track 1 – Developing a Business Plan
  • Track 2 – Marketing your Business

 


10:50 – 11:35 a.m.

  • Track 1 – Financing your Business
  • Track 2 – Employee or Independent Contractor

 


11:40 – 12:25 p.m.

  • Track 1 – Basic Sales and Use Tax
  • Track 2 – Better Business Through Better Records

 


12:25 – 12:50 p.m.


Expo Exploration

 


12:50 – 1:35 p.m.

  • Track 1 – State Income Tax and Small Business
  • Track 2 – Sales and Use Tax: How To Avoid Common Pitfalls

 


1:40 – 2:25 p.m.

  • Track 1 – Succeeding in Home-Based Business
  • Track 2 – Contracting Opportunities

 

 

The event is being presented by the California State Board
of Equalization, the California Small
Business Development
Center, SCORE, California Franchise
Tax Board, Internal Revenue Service, Employment Development Department, and the
Department of General Services.

 

While the event is free, participants must register either
online at www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sbf.htm
or by phone at 213-593-1317.