April 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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Orange County Networking Events for You – April 2022

In today’s fast-moving business world, networking is essential. Attending networking events can provide your business with the opportunity it needs to thrive. It is a great chance to learn, socialize and connect with fellow members of the Orange County business community.

Trying to keep up with all of the great OC events can be overwhelming. To make it easier for you, we have put together a guide of the most important business events in April 2022. So, mark your calendar and prepare your schedule.

Here are the top ten greatest networking events not to be missed this month in Orange County.

ABAOC-CAN: Business Networking Breakfast

When: April 13th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim

The Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) is a non-profit that was built to provide the Asian American community opportunities to gain access to economic advancement.

Member (breakfast included) – FREE                

Non-member (breakfast included) – $30 

Non-member (NO breakfast) – FREE

Business Networking LeTip of Anaheim

When: April 13th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Downtown Anaheim Community Center

This is a category-exclusive business networking group. They organize weekly meetings to provide members and guests with the opportunity to build their business, strengthen their brand, and find new clients Tickets: $20

THRIVE: A Women’s Perspective on Entrepreneurship

When: April 14th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa

Network with other inspiring and impactful women and learn how to expand your business. Tickets: General Admission $100

April 2022 Networking Luncheon

When: April 20th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: The Capital Grille

This event is organized by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Build new business connections in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

Fees: $40 for Members  $50 for potential Members

Orange Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Group

When: April 20th from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Tartan Room

A excellent opportunity learn about other businesses and help your own business grow. Each attendee will have a chance to describe what it is that they do. Tickets: $20 for Members ($30 for Non-Members)

Orange County Career Fair & Virtual Job Fair

When: April 21st from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

A unique opportunity to meet one-on-one in online chats with local and national decision-makers from well-recognized companies.

Anaheim Chamber After Hours Mixer

When: April 21st from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Where: Poppy & Seed

A fun and social evening of business networking and meeting people that have a business in Anaheim. Attendees comes from wide ranging backgrounds.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $30

Network After Work Orange County

When: April 27th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Kenwood’s Kitchen and Tap

Enjoy a night on the town with professionals and business owners of all stripes. Become a part of the conversation and take your business to the next level. All manner of industries are welcome!

Tickets: Free for Members (Membership: $39 per year)

State of the County 2022

When: April 28th from 8:00 AM to 9:30AM

Where: This event will be hosted via zoom.

Get the most up to date information on Orange County’s current economic outlook and forecast. You will also learn about what Orange County is doing to support local businesses and the resources available for local businesses.

OCEAN (Orange County Executives And Networkers) Networking Event

When: April 28th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: 5151 California Ave

A fun networking event for business-minded people.

Proceeds support local non-profits: RiteCare of OC & ProgressWorks

Tickets: $10

So, there you have it. The top ten networking events to attend this month in Orange County, CA. Mark your calendars and get ready to build new business connections. Finding out about business events is one thing. Networking successfully at these events is a different story. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to network at business events.


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The 5 Best Apps for QuickBooks Online

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Our List of 5 Great Apps that Integrate with QuickBooks

When it comes to accounting software, QuickBooks Online is hands down the best. No wonder it is the most preferred in the business community in California and across the US. QBO offers your business much more than just remote access to your accounts anywhere, anytime – and that is exactly why we’ve compiled this list of the 5 best apps for QuickBooks Online.

Today, you will find hundreds if not thousands of applications that integrate seamlessly with QuickBooks, helping you to make the most of your software. Rather then having to spend hours manually inputting information, these applications help you to automate your financial operations and maximize efficiency.

With so many applications available, you may not know where to start. To help you cut through the clutter, here are our recommendations for the top five applications for QuickBooks Online.

Bill.Com

Currently, one of the highest-rated apps for QuickBooks Online. Just as the name suggests, Bill.com makes the billing processes of your business run faster and more smoothly. With this app, any bill you receive will be sent electronically to an inbox, entered, coded, and routed for approval. In addition, it enables you to go paper-free, decreasing your reliance on paper checks and hard copy invoices.

By downloading Bill.com, you will be able to sync your bank account information with QuickBooks Online. All it takes is just a click of a button to pay your approved transactions. You can also create payment schedules, set reminders, and automate bills approvals, according to your unique business needs.

TSheets

Also a favorite amongst QuickBooks Online apps. With this app, you won’t have to worry about all the hassle of timesheets anymore. TSheets will help you track your employees, during their working hours that is. Thanks to the GPS tracking feature, you can relax knowing that everything will be recorded accurately. Your employees can also easily record their working hours with just a touch of a button.

In addition to eliminating manual timesheets, it will also provide you with real-time reporting and may simplify your payroll process. It will also alert your team about any schedule changes via text, e-mail, or application notifications, and everyday tasks like leave management or labor allocations will be much easier to administer.

Once the timesheets of your employees get synchronized in QBO, you can easily start calculating your labor costs. Accordingly, you will be able to issue more accurate invoices and optimize your pricing for certain jobs or projects.

Hub Spot

If customer relationship management (CRM) is essential for your business, then getting this app is a must. HubSpot allows you to sync your CRM with your accounting software, which will enable you to see everything related to your leads and customers. (It may also help you increase your sales and speed up your customer buying cycle.)

Your customers can bring draft invoices into QBO and HubSpot will automatically send these drafts for review and approval. Working with multiple currencies? The multiple currency syncing feature will help you put together invoices for your foreign customers.

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Integrate outside apps to get the most out of your QuickBooks subscription.

Expensify

Expensify makes managing your business’s expenses easier. Forget about saving old receipts, filing an expense claim and waiting for it to get processed. With Expensify, all you need to do is take a picture of your receipt and upload it to the app. (Plus fill in a couple of boxes…)

Expensify will code and report the expense and submit it for approval. The expense will then get uploaded to the general ledger in QuickBooks. No more mistakes or wasted time on manual expense report spreadsheets. For an added bonus, the electronic approvals requirement reduces the risk of fraud.

Another great feature is the rapid reimbursement system. Once a report is fully approved, the money gets electronically transferred into the employee’s bank account. For all these reasons and more Expensify is considered the best app for automating the expense reporting process for QuickBooks Online.

Salesforce

The last app on our list, but definitely not least, is Salesforce. This app connects your business sales and finance teams together. This way, you will get a clearer picture of how your business is running.

Integrating the Salesforce app with QuickBooks Online will ensure consistency of information regarding sales orders, invoices, and payments. The app can also send automated reminders for invoices on behalf of your business and will ultimately provide you with more control and visibility over your cashflow.

There you have it. Our list of the 5 best apps for QuickBooks Online. We know that we have merely scratched the surface – there are hundreds of other useful apps out there. So, let us know if there are any other apps you think should have made our list. Maybe we can cover them in our future posts.


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