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Entrepreneurship Empowerment Webinar Series

FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and SCORE Miami Dade host the Entrepreneurship Empowerment Series delivered by qualified SCORE Counselors to support entrepreneurs and small business owners through every aspect of their venture.

Spring 2014 Sessions will be offered online as webinars, held on
Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Registration Fee:
$30 per session


February 19
Cloud Technology for the Small Business
 

Today’s small businesses face a very fast pace, with always connected, immediate response requirements to stay competitive in the market.  Cloud Services is a new technology that enables small and medium sized businesses to accomplish this by sharing resources, software and information at a very low cost.  Cloud Services can set up your company emails, provide tools such as Microsoft Office, assist in the installation of QuickBooks, and allow plenty of capacity to share information among employees while the data and programs are kept in the safety of the Cloud.
Learn the advantages and benefits of Cloud computing, how to manage risks with Cloud computing, and what questions to ask a potential Cloud provider.
Presenter:
German Lopez
Co-Founder
B2B Cloud Solutions
German Lopez is a co-founder partner at B2B Cloud Solutions.  He has been involved in the evolution of IT Services since 1991.  A high energy and goal-driven technology visionary, German has participated in the evolution of the IT industry from the selling of products and solutions, to the advent of “Managed Services,” to the “Virtual Cloud Technology.”  B2B Cloud Solutions has been servicing clients in the Miami – Ft. Lauderdale area for 20 years with great success.


March 19
Legal Basics for Small Business Owners

The Legal Basics for Small Business Owners webinar covers many legal areas of concern to startup businesses including:
The Advantages and Disadvantages of C-Corporations, S-Corporations and Limited Liability Companies,
Understanding Personal Liability for Corporate Obligations,
Financing Your Business: Private Equity & Business Taxes,
Intellectual Property: Copyrights and Trademarks,
Employee Hiring/Firing: Employee or Independent Contractor?,
Employment-at-Will Doctrine, &
U.S. Immigration Laws and How The Affect Your Business


Presenter:
Romy B. Jurado
Attorney
Jurado Farshchian Attorneys at Law

Romy B. Jurado is a Florida licensed attorney, originally from Peru, who practices as a business lawyer, real estate lawyer and immigration lawyer. Romy earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Florida International University College of Law. During her law school career, she participated as a student attorney with the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and the Bankruptcy Clinic, where she represented clients in deportation proceedings and chapter 7 filings.

Romy has also served as a federal judicial intern to the Honorable William M. Hoeveler in the U.S. District Court in Miami. She was honored as a Stearns Weaver Miller Fellowship recipient and earned a scholarship from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Upon graduation she worked for the law firm of de La O, Marko, Magolnick and Leyton in their transactional department. Thereafter, she worked in real estate litigation for the law firm of McCalla Raymer.

Romy is a member of the Florida Bar, speaks Spanish fluently and is also a licensed Florida Realtor. Romy strongly believes in giving back to our community and served as an adjunct professor in the Law Center’s Paralegal Studies Program at Miami Dade College.

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April 16
Dominating Your Industry on the Internet

Build a continuing relationship with your customers using email communication and social media.  When done right internet communication is very effective, when done wrong it can hurt your brand image and annoy your customers.  Learn how people view emails and social media so that you can deliver professional and interesting communications.  This workshop will also cover suggestions for using Constant Contact and tips to getting quality traffic to your website through key word and market research.           

Presenter:
Todd Paton,
founder of Paton Marketing

Paton offers over 5 years’ experience in internet marketing and started Paton Marketing in 2008.   He excels in showing businesses how a well thought out; strategic online marketing plan will increase traffic and revenue while decreasing advertising and marketing costs. Todd Paton is an expert in the following areas:

- Website Design and Development

- Search Engine Marketing

- Social Media and Email Marketing 

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May 21
Introduction to Franchising
 

Learn the facts of franchise business ownership! This webinar session will cover:
 
Reality and Myths about Franchising
· Trends in Franchising Today
· How the Franchise Business Model Works
· How to Find, Research and Select the Right Franchise
· Costs and Financing of Franchises 
· Franchising Regulations
· What it Takes to Become a Successful Franchise Owner

Presenter:
Jose Torres
Managing Partner
FranNet

Jose Torres is Managing Partner of FranNet South Florida. FranNet is the industry leading firm of franchise advisors with 25 years of successfully helping people realize their dreams of owning a business. His clients are existing or aspiring entrepreneurs who now operate diverse franchises including Business-to-Business, Technology, Retail, Food, Automotive, Health Care, Education, Pets, Home Office Base Businesses just to name a few. He has 20+ year of working with Fortune 500 firms and franchise businesses. Jose is Sloan Fellow and has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. He is an active member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association.

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For more information on the Entrepreneurship Empowerment Series webinars,
please email: entrepreneurship@fiu.edu or call (305) 779 - 9230.
 
Presented by:
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in partnership with
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