April

Orange County CITD Launching Import Compliance Training

April 03 • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway • Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join us for an Import Compliance practitioner’s course, which walks participants through all aspects of import compliance. This hands-on workshop covers the nuts and bolts of importing, including HTS classification,...

★ Seeding America's Technological Future Forward

April 04 • 1:00 PM • Online Webcast

Learn How to Compete for Federal R&D Funds Small businesses often have difficulty competing with larger technology companies due to lack of capital for their research and development (R&D) work which...

Better Fundraising

April 06 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Capital-raising is one of the most challenging areas for startup entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. While there is a great deal of information available that discusses business plans, venture...

★ Global Online Business Workshop

April 11 • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park, Suite 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Starting an online business brings your way the opportunity to sell across the globe. This workshop will cover the sequence of steps needed to start your online business and be...

★ SBA Southern California (8a) and Small Business Conference

April 12 • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Hotel Irvine • 17900 Jamboree Road • Irvine, CA 92614

The SBA’s Santa Ana District Office and Orange County/Inland Empire SBDC are proud to present the 7th Annual Southern California 8(a) and Small Business Conference.  The 2017 Conference will be held...

How To Sell To The Government of Canada

April 13 • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park • Irvine, CA 92614

Together with MAPLE - The Canadian-U.S. Business Council of Southern California, we invite you to join us for a morning roundtable discussion on how to sell goods & services to...

Supercharge Your Sales with the B.A.N.K. Program

April 13 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The INTRODUCTION TO B.A.N.K.™ course will teach you how to unlock the secrets, the science and the system all while learning how to increase your sales by 300%. Experience and...

★ Export Compliance Training Program

April 17 • 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM • Rancho Santiago CCD • 2323 N. Broadway #107 • Santa Ana , CA 92706

6 Week Training Mondays (April 17 - May 22, 2017) Export compliance practitioner’s course walks participants through all aspects of export compliance. This hands on workshop covers the nuts and bolts...

★ Business Attraction & Retention Committee Meeting

April 18 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

★ Economic & Workforce Development Committee Meeting

April 19 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The Business Attraction & Retention Committee is powered by members who want to increase the number of companies doing business here in Irvine and working with them to grow. That’s...

The Secrets to Successfully Leasing Space: Stuff the Landlord Hopes You Don't Know

April 20 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar When you want to lease a space for your business, you inevitably negotiate with a landlord who is a professional at business leases and contracts. A mistake in selecting...

★ Career Edge -- Business Etiquette and Effective Workplace Behaviors

April 22 • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

The workplace is different than the classroom. Knowing how to adapt to workplace expectations is a career-building necessity and a career-enhancing opportunity. This practical workshop will tackle a variety of...

★ Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum

April 25 • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM • ENP at UCI Center for Applied Innovation • 5141 California Ave • Irvin, CA 92617

★ International Development Committee Meeting

April 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

★ Business Outreach Rally Spring 2017

April 26 • 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM • Greater Irvine Chamber • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Join us for a day of outreach to our local businesses!  Find out what particular challenges those businesses face and introduce business owners and managers to an array of powerful Chamber...

OCIACC 2017 Business Awards Luncheon

April 26 • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM • Oak Creek Golf Club • Golf Club Drive • Irvine, CA 92618

How Social Media Can Be Used in 2017 to Grow Your Business, Part 2

April 27 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Kat Shepherd is a social media, business, marketing and computer trainer at her company, The Ultimate Professional.  In this second part of her series, she will demonstrate how to...

May

Los Angeles SBIR/STTR Seminar

May 01 • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute • 1124 West Carson Street • Torrance, CA 90502

TriTech SBDC & Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute will host a workshop on the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and...

★ Bureau of Industry and Security Training Seminar: Complying with U.S. Export Controls

May 03 - May 04 • Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa • 3050 Bristol St • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know...

What is Your Secret Sauce for Marketing?

May 04 • 12:05 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Everybody needs a Master Plan for marketing to get traffic and sales in the door. Your marketing campaign has multiple elements- SEO, your web presence, content you have on...

Power Negotiating Techniques for Licensing Your Products and Services

May 11 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Licensing is one of the most potent opportunities you may have to acquire distribution, new markets, and additional revenues for your goods and services. Your unique products and proprietary...

★ 2017 Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum

May 18 • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Irvine Marriott • 18000 Von Karman Ave • Irvine, CA 92612

World Trade Week focuses on the value of trade and the benefits of exporting. This event gives every attendee the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the trade organizations and international...

Entrepreneurs Roundup

May 18 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar Are you interested in innovative new technologies, products, and companies? If so, attend the May 18th Entrepreneurs Roundup presentation. Four companies with technology, software, Internet services and other products...

Small Business Resources with the SBA

May 25 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Webinar The Small Business Administration specializes in helping small businesses grow, access capital and do business better. Leveraging their vast resources and network of experts, the Orange County SBA offers...

June

★ OCTANe Technology Innovation Forum

June 01 • 8:00 AM - June 02 • 3:00 PM • Newport Beach Marriott • 900 Newport Center Dr. • Newport Beach, CA 92660

OCTANe's Technology Innovation Forum (TIF) is the largest conference in Southern California focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment.  With over 850 attendees, ranging from entrepreneurs, industry executives, strategic partners,...

OCTANe Ophthalmology Technology Summit

June 23 • 7:15 AM - June 24 • 6:00 PM • Island Hotel Newport Beach • 690 Newport Center Drive • Newport Beach, CA 92660

The purpose of the Orange County Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS) meeting is to create a local forum where leading ophthalmology technologists, researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs can come together to discuss...

July

★ Economic Vitality Council Meeting

July 18 • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM • Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce • 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100 • Irvine, CA 92614

Irvine Chamber Webinars

Sometimes learning more and knowing more is all you need to grow more!

The Greater Irvine Chamber offers a robust series of free, online webinars to help businesses grow and prosper, explore new markets and strategies and navigate the world of trade and export. Initiated several years ago, these webinars now serve the interests of hundreds of member and non-member businesses every year. Interactive by design, participants are encouraged to ask their questions, share their comments and engage with the facilitator and the speaker(s) during the webinar.

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