Irvine Chamber Announces Irvine Micropreneur® Webinar Series for August

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Award-Winning Webinar Series Provides Valuable Programs for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

The Irvine Chamber’s Micropreneur® Program, hosted by Robert Coleman, President of The Pacific Venture Club, is designed to teach entrepreneurs and small business owners how to raise capital, market their products, develop new business opportunities, manage finances and plan for greater prosperity. The August webinar lineup features topics on how to use webinars to promote small business, healthcare reform, market research for startups, hiring temporary workers and what entrepreneurs can learn from the rise of women-owned businesses. The webinars are free for all to participate every Thursday Noon-1pm.

The Irvine Micropreneur® Program August Line-Up:

August 2, 2012
How to Use Webinars to Promote Your Small Business

  •     How to make money leveraging your expertise through webinars
  •     Promote your webinars with low-cost marketing techniques
  •     How to form partnerships that will make your webinars even more successful

August 9, 2012
Healthcare Reform: How Are Employers Impacted?

  •     Discussion of Mandates and Taxes for Employers
  •     Insurance Rebate Sharing with Employees
  •     New W-2 Reporting Rules
  •     California Health Benefits Exchange (CA HBEx) Information

August 16, 2012
Marketing Research for Startups and Their Investors

  •     Why classic market analysis tools used by entrepreneurs are often misleading
  •     How to use new online tools to lower the costs of your research
  •     How to support a business plan with marketing research that will give investors confidence

August 23, 2012
Leveraging The Female Advantage in Business: What entrepreneurs can learn from the rise of women-owned businesses

This webinar will help all entrepreneurs understand why the unprecedented rise of women owners reflects changing trends for small businesses, and how you can benefit by riding the new wave and learning the traits that lead to success in today’s economy. The 60-minute session

August 30, 2012
From Moonlighting to Employment and Back Again

Are you hiring others to assist you in your business? Do you provide services to other companies or individuals? Before staffing up or agreeing to a contract for your services, it is important to understand the pros and cons of hiring temps vs. employees vs. independent contractors.

The free Micropreneur® Webinars are scheduled for every Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and feature a different topic each week. Past archived programs can be accessed in the multimedia section of To learn more about the Irvine Micropreneur® Program visit:, or contact Victor DiCarlo at (949) 502-4112 for more information.

Since the Irvine Micropreneur® Program launched in the fall of 2010, the weekly series has steadily gained popularity and has seen a steady increase in viewership since its introduction.

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber’s in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chambers mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chambers in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit

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