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January 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

With the new year comes new business and networking opportunities. To help your business thrive, check our January 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar. This is your go-to guide for great business events in Orange County, CA.

Here are ten great opportunities to network, learn, and have fun with your fellow members of the OC business community:

How to Get Your Business on Social Media

When: January 4th from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Online Meeting (Live)

In this class, you will discover why social media matters and how social media works. You will also learn how to get your business on social media. Essential questions, such as using Facebook or Instagram and what you should post, will also be answered.

This workshop is free to attend.

Ladies First Tuesday Networking

When: January 4th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 240 S State College Blvd · Brea, CA

In this networking and socializing event, you can discuss your big business plans for 2022 and how you and other attendees can support each other’s businesses.

This event is organized by Ladies First Tuesday Networking. It is a group for women who are looking to connect, refer, and work with other business professionals. As the name implies, they meet on the first Tuesday of the month.

Orange County Professional Networking for Targeted Business Referrals

When: January 7th from 7:00 am – 8:30 am (Every week on Friday)

Where: Online Meeting (Live)

Don’t miss out on the importance of getting referrals from your fellow professionals. Taking part in this event will help you witness and understand the power of referral marketing.

This event is organized by South OC Business Networking Leaders, which is comprised of business owners and professionals who want to work on expanding their business while surrounded by like minded individuals.

Orange County Employment Fair

When: January 7th from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: 1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, 1000 East Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Organized by America Works of California, Inc. and the Office of Senator Tom Umberg. The Orange County Job Fair is free to attend and open to all.

Stanford Angels Orange County Happy Hour

When: January 11th from 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Where: Irvine CA (details available after RSVP), Cash Bar 

An opportunity to meet fellow Stanford entrepreneurs, start-up enthusiasts, and investors. You can mingle and discuss the latest start-up trends, news, investing opportunities, local companies, and future activities.

Virtual Speed Networking

When: January 17th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: Online

Connect with industry leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs nationally. This is a unique virtual event where you will experience fast, fun, and effective ways to make quality business connections.

Organized by the Social Register Network, a premier business networking organization. It specializes in delivering programs and events to support the ongoing success of businesspeople of all types.

Cost: Free

Breakthrough Mastermind

When: January 18th – 20th

Where: Newport Beach, CA

Participating in this event will help you become a part of an exceptional business network. There, you will build key relationships that will help you accelerate your business growth. You will also get introduced to top investors and entrepreneurs in the country. Top speakers, trainers, and thought leaders will provide you with exceptional training.

One time preview fee: $2,997

Jumpstart Your 2022 Marketing Plan – A Strategy Class to Grow Your Business

When: January 19th from 11:00 am

Where: Zoom Webinar

This workshop will aid you in planning your 2022 marketing goals and finding out how to best achieve them using advanced digital tools. You will also learn how to identify and set marketing goals and develop a successful strategy. As a bonus, you will get a free Marketing Checklist to help you plan a more successful marketing strategy in 2022!

Liz Harsch of Tailor-Made Advertising is the presenter. She has been helping small businesses get the most out of their marketing efforts since 1988. Liz has been awarded by Constant Contact as an All Star e-mail Marketer. She is also Master Certified and an Authorized Local Expert to present marketing, e-mail marketing, and social media workshops.

Cost: Free

Business Networking Group

When: January 19th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Colleary’s Bistro & Spirits, 2143 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865

This event takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. There, you will have an opportunity to get to know other businesses and expand your own business. You will get to share information about your business and also hear about what other local businesses are doing.

Organized by Orange Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit voluntary membership organization.

Fees for members: $20 and for non-members: $30

Network After Work

When: January 27th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Descanso Restaurant, 1555 Adams Ave #103, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

An exclusive, members-only dinner with other local movers and shakers. Networking events like these can take your career to the next level!

The event is free for members to attend. Network After Work is a leader in networking events. Becoming a member will give you access to various networking opportunities and live workshops each month.


Taking part in these events will help boost your business opportunities. For an extra boost, search no further than My OC Bookkeeper. Our bookkeeping and business advisory services can take your business to the next level. We are always ready to partner with Orange County businesses. For more information, reach out to us today!

Before heading to your next business or networking event, check out some essential networking tips in the video below.

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