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SCORE: Start with WHY to Drive SUCCESS!


o effectively grow personally, professionally, and organizationally, you must know your WHY to be strategic and focused to achieve your personal and business goals. What does success mean to YOU and your ORGANIZATION? How do your personal and business goals align with your WHY? WHY and how are you investing your time and energy in activities to achieve the results YOU desire? By participating in “Start with WHY to Drive SUCCESS!”, individuals will have the opportunity to brainstorm their WHY and explore success strategies through an interactive discussion with a focus on these results and outcomes: Brainstorm your WHY and understand how purpose drives success Determine what SUCCESS means to you Explore goal setting and achieving strategies Identify your personal, professional, business, organizational goals Understand that applied knowledge is power Choose to invest your time and energy in activities to achieve the results YOU desire Workshop Presenter: Lisa Heintzelman,Illuminations Consulting Lisa Heintzelman is the President of Illuminations Consulting, founded in April 2000. She is an expert facilitator with a focus on achieving success through lifelong learning and continuous quality improvement. Lisa celebrates her passion of engaging withindividuals and teams as a business success consultant and coach centered onefficiency, effectiveness, and productivity, by […]


SBA Loan Programs and How To Apply

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps small businesses get funding by setting guidelines for loans and reducing lender risk. These SBA-backed loans make it easier for small businesses to get the funding they need. Learn how SBA loan programs can help you Start, Grow, and Expand your business. 7(a) Loans - A group of SBA loans which guarantee portions of the total amount, cap interest rates, and limit fees. 504 Loans - Long-term, fixed-rate financing to purchase or repair real estate, equipment, machinery, or other assets. Microloans -The smallest loan program, providing $50,000 or less to help businesses start up and expand. REGISTER


SCORE: Business Types that are Recession Resistant


Is this the right time to consider starting a business? With a possible economic downturn on the horizon, it might depend on the type of business you want to start. In this webinar, CEO of Frannet Jania Bailey, will look at past recessions and break down the different business types and models that survived and are considered ‘recession-resistant.’ You will learn: What business trends did we see in past recessions What business concepts, types, and models that thrive during economic downturns Three key takeaways for your business IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FranNet FranNet assists individuals with the entire franchise process – from franchising an existing business to purchasing or selling a franchise. FranNet is committed to providing continuous marketing, business and operational support so that they may be looked upon as the most knowledgeable, professional and successful franchise consultants in the industry. More from FranNet REGISTER


SLO Chamber Membership Mixer

Morris & Garritano Insurance 1122 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo

Every month SLO Chamber members gather after hours to catch up, meet new members, do a bit of networking and get an inside glance at a local business. Membership Mixers happen on the third Wednesday of every month and provide an opportunity for members to get to know each other and share business contacts all in the friendly confines of a member business. A benefit to all Chamber members, these networking events provide the opportunity for the host to showcase their digs, show off what they do and maybe even boast a little about the services they offer. All members are welcome to invite a non-member as a one-time guest. The guest will be contacted at a later date about the benefits of a membership. Please see Mixer Guidelines for potential hosts. REGISTER

SLO Chamber: Good Morning SLO

Your community newspaper brought to life. Good Morning SLO is our platform for sharing ideas, news and inspiration. A monthly program that brings community leaders, business owners, nonprofit executives and staffers together, and enables us to reconnect, engage and learn from each other. Our goal is to provide insight into business, community and legislative issues and share the stories of those making a difference. We want audience members to leave with ideas and information about how to better their personal and professional lives. Good Morning SLO happens on the fourth Thursday of every month except November when it is on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thank you to this month’s featured sponsor: REGISTER

$25 – $35

QuickBooks Intermediate

The Launch Pad, Grover Beach + Zoom 391 Front St, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA, United States

Damon Watkins, Director of Finance & Operations Learn How to Set Up Your Company with QuickBooks Online. QuickBooks Intermediate is the second step in a three part workshop series. Learn how to manage and secure company files, list items, order and sell inventory and how to apply vendor discounts. We will cover best practices for the online and desktop platforms of the QuickBooks software. Led by Damon Watkins, the Director of Finance & Operations for Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He is a motivated, personable business professional with a 15+ year track record in multiple aspects of financial control, management and policies/procedures. REGISTER


Water Conservation and Economic Impact

THE SANDBOX Paso Robles + Zoom 1345 Park St, Paso Robles, California, United States

California’s long drought has impacted many industries, but arguably none more than agriculture. The allocation of this finite resource has sparked competition and raised questions about conservation and the most valuable candidates for its distribution.  Dr. Franklin Gaudi, Executive Vice President of Design at Laurel Ag & Water, will discuss the impact of the drought on San Luis Obispo County’s agricultural regions, technology available to growers, and the future of water allocation.  Dr. Gaudi holds certifications through the Irrigation Association (IA) as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) in surface, drip/micro, and sprinkler, as a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), and as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS).   He is a former member of the Irrigation Association Certification Board and is recognized through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) as a Certified Crop Advisor. REGISTER


SCORE: Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business


With the final quarter of the year still ahead, learn what actions you can take to that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2022. Learn about big changes made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, and other legislation, as well IRS pronouncements, that relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations. Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, learn which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out. In this webinar, you will learn: Year-end actions to reduce your 2022 tax bill Best business practices to avoid problems with the IRS Strategies for potential tax changes still to come Necessary actions to get ready for 2023 ABOUT THE PRESENTER(S) Barbara Weltman is a small business expert, prolific author and trusted advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs. She also serves on the advisory board of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. Barbara Weltman Small Business Expert, Big Ideas for Small Business®. REGISTER


SBDC: Coffee and Conversation with AngelCon 2022 Winners

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

The winners of AngelCon 2022 will join us this month to talk about their journey after winning a total of $205K in equity investment. Acre Cloud - Winner ($135,000) AcreCloud’s farm-management platform offers growers and contractors customized control over their operations, extensive auditing capabilities, and access to new products, such as AcrePay and AcreAnalytics. It is the rare marriage of fintech and agtech. Novocuff - Runner-Up ($70,000) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), preterm birth complications were responsible for approximately 1 million deaths in 2015. Novocuff is designing a minimally invasive, non-surgical device that will help prevent preterm birth. REGISTER


Customer Service for Scaling Companies

CIE HotHouse + Zoom 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

October 19th  |  9–10:30AM  |  CIE HotHouse  |  Free Fast growing companies have their hands full building their in-demand products/services and serving their rapidly expanding client base. What's often left behind is capturing knowledge held by founders and early hires who know their business clients and the processes involved in delivering a delightful experience post-sale. This investment -- a set of practical, low effort steps -- will help you scale beyond your current team to avoid a knowledge bottleneck that risks both employee and client satisfaction. Christi Hale has spent her 30+ year career working in high-growth technology companies with a relentless commitment to customer delight and helping client-facing teams succeed. She currently serves as Director of Operations for Land Gorilla, a leading technology provider of construction loan management software. REGISTER