Staring at CNN all day? Are the daily financial forecasts clouding your thoughts? Get local perspectives about the credit crunch from WEV’s exclusive panel of local lenders, featuring representatives from Community West Bank, National Bank of California, Wells Fargo Bank and Montecito Bank & Trust. Read the agenda below for other topics. NOW is the time to invest in your learning and work ON your business, rather than IN it. ThinkBIG with WEV this Friday – your business will thank you.
Read the agenda and then click on the link for full speaker bios. Limited spaces are available; call (805) 965-6073 x106 and mention this newsletter to register for $149 instead of $189!
Invest in yourself ~ Learn new skills ~ Grow your business
Friday, October 3, 2008 Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara 8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am Light Breakfast, Registration, and EXPO
8:45am Welcome and Introductions Angel Cottrell, Client Services Director of Women’s Economic Ventures
9:15-10:00am Extreme Customer Service:
How Your Values Translate into Business Success Eric David Greenspan, Founder/CEO of Make It Work, Inc
10:15-11:00am Working On vs. Working In Your Business: Learn how to
manage your business by priority and how to think like a CEO. Wendy Barlin, CPA and Owner of Financial Freedom Fighters
Loan Officer, Community West Bank; Rosalynn Gelfo, Vice President, National Bank of California; Nathalie Matthews, Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank; Zane Lockwood, Senior Vice President
and Director of Community Lending Group, Montecito Bank & Trust
12:30-1:45pm Networking Lunch
2:00-2:45pm Interactive Break Out Sessions (choose one)
1. Improving Cash Flow in Your Business: Rosalynn Gelfo Learn the 5 areas of your business you can control to maximize your cash flow. This would be an ideal workshop for those businesses that carry receivables, payables and inventory. 2. Monitoring and Measuring Your Business Performance: Wendy Barlin, CPA Learn how to analyze your financials to increase your profitability and productivity.
3:00-4:00pm Final Q/A with Presenters and Panelists Networking and EXPO
Sara Wilcox studied fine arts at Santa Barbara City College, then received a BFA in fine arts with an emphasis in painting from Arizona State University. She is fascinated with combining bright colors, found objects and many layers of paint all weaved into complex composition work. Another aspect of her work is the ‘Cubist Picasso like’ bold busts and figures that have a tribal feel to them, which come from her many travels around the world.
–SET Graduate’s Dream a Reality: June Snow’s vision of an international marathon in Santa Barbara is now alive – check out www.sbimarathon.com! Contact June at email@example.com or (805) 637-7417.
–SET Client’s Grand Opening: KL Body and Soul Spa, Sunday, October 5th, 1-7pm; 475 W. Channel Islands Blvd, Suite 201, Port Hueneme. Visit KLBodyandSoulSpa.com or call Kelly Livermore at 208-6541 for more information.
-Santa Maria Community Meeting: Held on Wednesday, October 22nd, 7-8:30pm at Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive. This meeting will accomodate English and Spanish speakers, and will provide information and guidance to residents regarding general, city-related questions. Residents are encouraged to come prepared for an informal, interactive, round-table-type setting. A representative from the Police and Fire Departments will be on-hand to answer questions. Contact Rosie Narez, Community Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 925-0951 ext. 414.
-FREE Federal-State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar: EDD of State of California will teach you the following: California payroll requirements, independent contractor reporting requirements, electronic filing, and Federal payroll reporting requirements. October 24th, 9am-2:30pm; Workforce Resources Center, 1410 South Broadway, Santa Maria. Call (866) 873-6086 to reserve your space. Another seminar will be held on December 4th in Goleta.
–Women’s Financial Fitness Forum: American Association of University Women’s 2nd annual forum will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 8:30am-1:00pm at Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cost is $25/person, non-members welcomed! Proceeds to benefit local scholarships. Opportunities for vendors to have a table at the event if the product or service falls within the “fitness” category, i.e., physical fitness, financial fitness, or psychological fitness. Contact Patricia Fishman, President, 805-551-5780 (cell), 805-367-2042 (office).
–Are you interested in displaying your products at the Santa Barbara WEV office? Contact Shana at email@example.com. -If you have an announcement for inclusion in the next WEV newsletter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 965-6073 by the 28th of the month.
Women’s Economic Ventures
Santa Barbara County: 333 S. Salinas Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103; 805-965-6073
Ventura County: 400 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 300, Ventura, CA, 93036; 805-604-9000