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Irvine Builds Businesses

Next Webinar Thursday July 31, 2014 at 12:05pm! 

The Irvine Chamber is proud to offer business owners and managers FREE, interactive online webinars accessible by PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device. The weekly webinars cover a range of topics relevant to businesses including financing, entrepreneur and start-up tools and case studies, HR, public and private sector connections and resources, sales and marketing, social media engagement and operational issues designed to save money and make money.

You can join the webinar from your PC, Laptop, Tablet or Smart Phone

call Toll Free (201) 479-4595 and enter 22392403#

Click here for recorded webinar archive

July 31

Protecting Your Business Accounts and Assets from Cybercriminals


Small businesses are easy prey for cybercriminals; don't let them steal your hard-won work and efforts. Aside from your own banking, tax, credit card, identity, and other information, did you know that you are also legally responsible to protect your customer's information? Do your computers contain proposals, databases, records, or other information about others that might put them at risk in addition to yourself?

Learn how to protect your business from these risks, gain cyber-security tips, and know what to do if you're a victim.  You'll also walk away with resources and solid tips to utilize and secure your business and personal lives from thieves. This presentation will contain current information on such topics as:

  • Maintaining a secure identity across multiple platforms
  • How to balance the risks/rewards of local storage versus using the Cloud
  • First warnings that your computer, data, or identity have been compromised
  • Contacts every business should know in the event of cybercrime

Presented by James Vaugh, a managing director of iDiscovery Solutions and head of West Coast operations anhd Gordon Calhoun, partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

August 7

Mr. and Ms. Talk: Bridging the Gender Communications Gap at Work

As you’ve likely experienced, women and men who work together often get tied up in communication knots. That's because the sexes have distinctly different ways of communicating. Such miscues can lead to misunderstandings, missed opportunities and frustrating crosstalk. As a radio host, workshop leader and multimedia journalist, Joanna L. Krotz has long looked at business with a gender lens. Her clear-cut strategies for bridging the gender communications divide can help you run business more harmoniously, efficiently and profitably. Joanna will cover: • How the differences in male and female brains influence perception and abilities, in addition to cultural differences • How issues that involve power, advocacy and managing the troops throw up particular challenges • Why requests for action and advice often hit blank walls • Everyday business scenarios that show how communication between the sexes goes off the rails • Specific language and suggestions that will improve cross-gender communications Joanna L. Krotz is the host of The Woman’s Playbook, the LIVE Web radio show for women entrepreneurs, Thursdays, 12 – 1 pm Eastern, or download podcasts on iTunes.

August 14

3D Printing- A Revolution for Small Businesses

3D printing has been identified as one of the largest technology mega-trends for the 21st century by virtually every major news outlet in the world. President Barack Obama has said “3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything”. And yet, most small business owners are not very familiar with 3d printing technology or how to use it to benefit their businesses. Get up to speed on this important subject with the guidance of Taylor Landry, Director of Print Solutions at Taylor will give you a 3D printing professional’s overview of the industry and cover: • How small businesses can use 3D printing to bring products to market faster • Producing your own 3D products for resale • Distribution outlets for your 3D products • 3D printing equipment for the small business owner • How to get started in 3D printing

August 21

Robert Rich- Living the Creative Life

Many people give up their dreams of becoming professional musicians or artists, particularly in the arenas of fine art and musical styles that are not mainstream commodities. Robert Rich has created a rewarding and successful career as an Ambient musician, a style that emphasizes atmospheric musical textures over traditional song structures. His award-winning music has been featured in films, documentaries, and in the numerous CDs that have been released featuring him as a solo artist or in collaborations with others. How has Robert managed to sustain his unlikely career for three decades while maintaining his fundamental artistic vision and style? Find out when Irvine Builds Businesses Host Robert Coleman interviews him and discusses: • How to get started on the creative path • Challenges and compromises that artists face • The multiple revenue sources that lead to a successful career as an artist • An overview of opportunities within the music, film, and media production industries

August 28th

Understand and Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Small business owners and entrepreneurs often focus primarily on starting and growing their enterprises, neglecting one of their most powerful assets, their intellectual property rights. The patents, trademarks, and copyrights which your business is entitled to may define the primary competitive advantages your business offers over your competitors. You can’t afford to lose these rights through neglect or carelessness! Early evaluation of these IP rights is often required for successful protection. Understanding your intellectual property (IP) rights is a critical first step in starting and maintaining your business. Join an expert from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and learn the basics of protecting and enforcing patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights and see if your business or idea should or can be protected. Sponsored by the SBA.  

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