Irvine Chamber Announces Small Business Webinar Series for October

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October webinar lineup will feature topics on how to multiply business resources through partnerships, create better websites and protect intellectual property

The Irvine Chamber’s Micropreneur® Program, 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 October webinar lineup will feature topics on how to multiply business resources through partnerships, creating better websites, protecting intellectual property, and will be capped off by an entrepreneur’s roundup where several companies will present their ideas and concepts for 10 minutes each. The webinars are free for all to attend and take place every Thursday from Noon-1pm.

The Irvine Small Business Webinar Program October Line-Up:

October 3, 2013
“Multiply Your Business Resources Through Partnership With The SBA”
Paul Smith serves as an Economic Development Specialist and District International Trade Officer in the Santa Ana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA can be a powerful ally for small businesses, helping them with:

  •     Business financing and loans
  •     Government bids and contracts
  •     Technology development
  •     Management consulting
  •     Business development

October 10, 2013
“What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design and How Will It Affect Your Website?”
We have the expert you need in Steve Burgess, Principal of Global Marketing Resources. Steve will explain in non-technical terms:

  •     How to evaluate and present websites for future web compatibility
  •     The most important first steps towards developing a Responsive Web Design Website
  •     How to ensure that websites appears great on all devices
  •     Tips for raising a website's search engine rankings
  •     How responsive designs can affect Google Adwords campaign

October 17, 2013
“Crowdfunding Through Public Offerings In California”
Money can be raised today in the state of California through a little-known program that allows people to conduct a public offering within California, which provides virtually all of the benefits of crowdfunding. Paul Marotta is the Founder of the Corporate Law Group, presents:

  •     The right to legally advertise investment opportunities
  •     The ability to accept small investments from a large number of people
  •     The right to accept investors who have only a modest income and net worth

October 24, 2013
“You’ve Made a Great Video. Now what?”
Video Producer/Director Dia North will present how to maximize the impact and online delivery of great video. Viewers will learn:

  •     How Google Analytics helps to understand the online audience and determines what they respond to.
  •     How to use YouTube as a master distribution point for other sites on the internet
  •     How to get started today to create online buzz about products, services, or ideas
  •     How to easily be seen as an expert and excite target audience with the power of video blogging
  •     What one really needs to know about social media to start right now

October 31, 2013
“Yes, You Probably Do Have Intellectual Property. What's Next?”
Marc E. Hankin joins Brandman University in bringing a lively and engaging tutorial on intellectual property concerns and solutions applicable to every business. Marc will explore:

  •     Possible trademarks and/or copyrights
  •     Licensing agreements
  •     Forms of protection that are critical, necessary and appropriate
  •     Factors to consider in order to make informed decisions to reduce litigation

The free Micropreneur® Webinars are scheduled for every Thursday, Noon to 1pm 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) 502-4128.

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 Chamber’s 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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