Be About Your Business

  
Small Business Seminars

Elevate Your Business To New Heights 

"Be About Your Business" seminars was first implemented at Los Angles Trade Tech College by Small Business Entrepreneurship Professor Artina McIntosh. Although she taught small business courses, she wanted to offer real-life practical small business information to those business owners who could not take her classes, or for the entrepreneur who did not want to go to college but desperately needed the information to start or grow their small business. Professor McIntosh "Be About Your Business Seminars"  quickly grew in popularity, in fact it became so popular and well known that the Los Angeles Verterans Affairs adopted her Small Business seminars  as a mandatory element of their Small Business Program for Veterans. People came from San Francisco, San Diego and all over the State of California to attend Professor McIntosh's Small Business " Be About Your Business" Seminars.​​​​
Professor McIntosh is also the founder of "Empowering Success Now" and will now be offering "Be About Your Business" seminars and workshops  at her Fontana facility with the same concept of providing down to earth, real-life practical small business information. All of her students and clients always say  they prefer how she delivers the information and how much they learn from her versus other small business workshops and seminars.​​​​
A Message From Professor McIntosh
These seminars are free and to save you time from running all over town like me, not only will I cover the information that I know, I will also feature guest experts in addition to bringing you information and resources from others small business sources and training like the SBA, SCORE and other various workshops. The seminars will cover topics that future and current business owners need to succeed such as business plans, social media marketing, tips and tricks of business taxes, business funding, legal business formation such DBA's, partnerships, ll'c's, non-profits and more. Take look at the video descriptions of all our upcoming seminars and decide if you would like to come to 1 or all of them. So no more running all over town, getting taken advantage of, and trying to figure things out yourselves, remember I along with Empowering Success Now is here to help you and to empower your mind to achieve success.

Now for those small business owners that would like more than just information and resources but want to learn and be educated on how to do things themselves, like writing a business plan, using quick books or incorporating your business. I want to also make you aware of our hands - on-workshops that will walk you step by step  so you can accomplish things for your business yourself. So please scroll down for a list of those workshops. To stay abreast of all our seminars and workshops Text Success to 41411 to recive text notifications of our upcoming seminars, workshops and other events. Thanks for your interest and hope to see you soon!


 Do  you feel like pulling  your hair out like I did  20 years ago when thinking about starting or growing  a  small business?
When I started my business over 20 years ago, I had just received my business degree but still really had no idea on what I needed to start a business, I didn't know the city requirements, or what legal formation was the best for my business. People kept saying you should incorporate to an LLC but I had no idea why, how it was suppose to protect me, the benefits of it or the requirements to operate or maintain it. I was clueless, I didn't know a lot about business. So I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, talking to different people, driving all over to attend seminars and work shops to seek the help and answers to my questions. But all I got was the run around, answers that did apply to my situation, people telling me different things, running into to people who didn't want to tell me anything at all and most disappointing leaving workshops and seminars still feeling unsure, insecure and still in need of additional guidance. I designed Be About Your Business free seminars to alleviate the headaches I went through when starting my business.

Video Descriptions of Seminars

Dates and times are subject to change - Check website for  updated information.

Incorporating  Your Business
The good, bad & benefits

Essentials of Starting a Business

Business Plans or Action Plans

April 5, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
April 19, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:   7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
April 26, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:   7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
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There is a huge debate between small business educators and authors on whether business plans are needed or are they just a road block for most entrepreneurs. This seminar will provide detailed information on every aspect of both so you can decide which one is best for you!
 
Setting your business up for success starts with the proper legal formation. Do you know what formation such as DBA's, LLC, S, Corps, C Corps and non-profits is right for your business? If not, this seminar will provide in depth information on the
differences, pros, cons and benefits of each.
 
If you have an idea and would like to start a small business this seminar is for you! This workshop will cover all important aspects of business, including Business Plans, LLC's, non profits, funding sources and more! Click the video for mre information.
 
Free - Register
Free - Register
Free - Register

Social Media Marketing 

Establishing A Non-Profit

Essentials of Starting a Business

May 3, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:   7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
May 10, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Date to be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
If you have a business you need social media! That's just a fact! A lot of small business owners don't realize why they need to learn it or how it benefits their business or how to use it to attract new customers or keep in touch with the old ones. This seminar will explain the concept of why you need Social Media in your businesses life and how to effectively use it to start or grow your small business.

 
What is a non-profit? Can non-profits make money? Why don't non-profits pay taxes? Is monies non-profit organizations receive a tax write off? Can a for-profit business start a non-profit? Do I need to be a non-profit to get donations and start a program to help the community? Get these answers and more and find out what non-profits are truly about and how they can benefit the community, you and your business!

 
If you have an idea and would like to start a small business this seminar is for you! This workshop will cover all important aspects of business, including Business Plans, LLC's, non profits, funding sources and more! Click the video for more information.
 
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Free - Register
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Funding Your Business

Establishing Business Credit

Tips and Ticks of Business Taxes

May 24, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
June 7, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
June 7, 2018
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Money, Money, Money is what we all need to start or grow a business. You might be asking where and what do I need to get it? Do I need a business plan, good credit, be in business for so many years? How can I get money now? This seminar will cover all the long-term, short-term, formal, informal and immediate funding sources you can utilize for your business.
 
Never use your personal credit again. Yes, you read it right; never again! Get the equipment, and supplies you need to start, run or grow your business without bogging down your personal credit. This seminar will uncover the tricks to establish and grow business credit quickly. The seminar will also cover how to fix and clean your personal credit and how business credit can benefit your business and personal life.
 
Want to know why Trump nor his businesses never pay taxes? Want to know why major corporations get out of paying their fair share of taxes. Want to know why every business should have a non-profit? Want to know how to report total business income but pay less or no taxes? This seminar is going to disclose all those answers and educate you on more. This is a seminar like no other. I guarantee you won't want to miss it.
 
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Free - Register
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Small Business Finance and Accounting

Essentials of Starting a Business

Creating Effective Marketing and Advertising Strategies

Date To Be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Date To Be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Date To Be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
If you have an idea and would like to start a small business this seminar is for you! This workshop will cover all important aspects of business, including Business Plans, LLC's, non profits, funding sources and more! Click the video for more information.
 
One of the top ten reasons why small businesses fail in the first 3 years is due to owners lack of knowledge of finance and accounting principles. In addition to poor financial management, miscalculation of expenses that causes cash flow problems and accounting fraud by tax professionals. As a business owner you must know how to compute your profit & loss, create a balance sheet and predict your future cash flows. Attend this seminar and meet our special guest who is a certified CPA, an expert in Quick Books an expert in preparing business and personal taxes and guru on all California and Federal tax and accounting laws.
 
Do you know how to calculate profit margins and set prices? Do you know why you should pay very close attention to your competitors? Do you know the right area your business should be located in to maximize your profits? Do you know who your target market is, how to reach them and advertise to them? A lot of entrepreneurs don't realize the importance of knowing this information and fail. Don't be that one and join me for this mind-blowing seminar.
 

 Legal & Other Stuff You Gotta Know

Essentials of Starting a Business

Business Plans or Action Plans

Date To Be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Date To Be Announced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
Date To Be Annouced
Time:   6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place:    7950 Cherry Ave St 108 Fontana 92336
 
If you have an idea and would like to start a small business this seminar is for you! This workshop will cover all important aspects of business, including Business Plans, LLC's, non profits, funding sources and more! Click the video for mre information.
 
There is a huge debate between small business educators and authors on whether business plans are needed or are they just a road block for most entrepreneurs. This seminar will provide detailed information on every aspect of both so you can decide which one is best for you!
 
There are so many situations and circumstances that can put a business at risk and many business owners put their business in jeopardy and risk failing because they don't know about all the other legal aspects of operating a small business. Such as contract law, Federal, State, County and City regulations and required licenses. Not to mention worker comp laws, employee rights laws, consumer protection laws, statue of limitations, incorporation laws and all other legal laws that can affect the success of a business. Attend this seminar and be enlightened on the legal aspects of business.