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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Thinking about starting a business? Need money or partners to help grow your business? Reached a sales plateau or have you watched your profits decline? Then this seminar is for you!
Join Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, as he presents Part 3 of his seminar series: “Strategic Business Planning: Your Roadmap to Success!” You will gain insight on how to research your industry and competitors; develop a plan of action for your marketing, sales, and operations; and create a budget based on solid, verifiable assumptions.
Tom has more than 25 years of success helping his clients tell compelling stories to attract investors, partners and money to their businesses, and accelerate their growth!
Urban Workshop’s 12 Week Youth Learn and Build S.T.E.M. Program is designed to create a relaxed and pressure-free environment in which students, ages 10 to 16, learn to use a wide selection of hand and power tools with a variety of materials. Each individual class introduces participants to a new group of tools and techniques, and includes a project. Your child will build confidence and independence learning practical skills by experiencing firsthand engineering and technical problem solving. Using both traditional and high-end equipment, they will explore career opportunities that will benefit them for a lifetime.
New for Fall 2016 is our Level 3 Advanced Kids Program that will dig deeper in all areas covered so far and will add new techniques. All classes start the week of September 12, 2016 and the following days and times:
Click the links above to get started on your enrollment today as space is limited!
Charter School Parents! Did you know you can use your Charter School funds? We are registered vendors with many Charter Schools in Southern California; please see the complete list on our webpage!
These are no ordinary STEM classes, more like old school shop classes really. The kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way!
Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, will be at Urban Workshop on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., hosting a question and answer session on your most pressing business issues:
-Your business environment, industry and competitors
-Basic business functions of Marketing, Sales, Operations and Finance
-Developing standard processes, procedures and operations
This is the first in a series of seminars Tom will be presenting at Urban Workshop over the summer. Future dates and topics are:
July 14: Selling Your Story
August 11: Strategic Business Planning – Your Roadmap to Success
September 8: Color of Money – 14 Sources of Funding
Tom has a 25-year record of accomplishment helping clients tell compelling stories to attract money and people to accelerate business success. Based on Tom’s business plan, a $12- million service business obtained more than $1 million in new and restructured loans, improving cash flow by reducing monthly payments by 50%. With Tom’s help, a 25-year-old manufacturing company obtained over $15 million in new equity in a recapitalization allowing the original owners to maintain a 25% interest.
Prior to his consulting career, Tom served as an executive with several entrepreneurial firms in California and held several staff positions with a Fortune 500 firm in Illinois. In addition to his consulting practice, Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at both CSUF and Concordia. Tom has an MBA from the University of Chicago, as well as undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
In his spare time, Tom volunteers with the Boy Scouts and his church.
This is not our average Summer Camp – more like old school shop classes! Your kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way! Urban Workshop’s one-week Junior Maker summer camps will give your kids, ages 10 to 16, the hands-on experience of becoming a Maker and develop a life-long love of learning, creating, and building! Geared towards beginners, our program introduces them to a wide selection of hand tools and a wide variety of materials, all in a relaxed, pressure-free environment!
Level 1 Camp Dates:
• May 23 through 27
• June 20 through 24
• July 11 through 15
• July 25 through 29
• August 8 through 12
• August 22 through 26
Level 2 Summer Camp dates:
• June 27 through July 1
• July 18 through 22 ** SOLD OUT!**
• August 15 through 19
• August 29 through September 2
Go to our Education tab, click on Kids Summer Camp and sign up today!
Protect your brand! Free Trademarks Workshop for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
at Urban Workshop
Have a logo? Slogan? Sound? Learn the crucial points of protecting your business’ valuable intangible assets through basic information about trademarks.
This legal workshop will demystify the trademark process for small businesses and entrepreneurs by focusing on:
~ What trademarks are and what they do
~ Trademarks vs. Copyrights vs. Trade secrets
~ The trademark application process
~ What to do if someone else is using (infringing upon) your trademark. What to do if you receive a nasty “cease and desist” letter from someone that has a similar name.
~ Protecting your domain name
To RSVP or to receive more information, contact Sarah Efthymiou at the Public Law Center at 714-541-1010, ext 281 or email email@example.com.
See you there!
Join the Public Law Center on Wednesday, April 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., as they present a free legal workshop “LEGAL TOPICS IN STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS” at Urban Workshop! Topics to be discussed include:
- The principal types of legal business structures available in California
- Practical Considerations to starting your business
- Responsibilities of Small Business owners
After the workshop, volunteer attorneys will be available to discuss your small business needs! Please RSVP to the Public Law Center–remember it’s free — to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want a different experience for your child this summer? Urban Workshop’s one-week Junior Maker summer camps will give your kids, ages 10 to 16, the hands-on experience of becoming a Maker and develop a life-long love of learning, creating, and building!
Geared towards beginners, our program introduces them to a wide selection of hand tools and a wide variety of materials, all in a relaxed, pressure-free environment! Your kids will learn 3D Printing, Autodesk Fusion360, Laser Engraving, Silkscreening, Basic Electronics, Woodworking, and More! Camps are one week long, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and begin on May 16, 2016!
For more information and registration, visit our Education Programs tab!
Come visit us at Imaginology April 15 through 17, 2016 at the Orange County Fairgrounds!
Let me save you the ride down. Enjoy the cell phone video tour.
Check out this great video from Oscar Gonzales about Urban Workshop. Thanks Oscar!
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Thank you to the OC Register! Here is the link to the OC Register Article.