March 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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The Best Networking Opportunities in Orange County in March 2022

We are living in an exciting era of networking and business opportunities in Orange County. Whether online or in-person, spreading the word about your business has never been easier. To help you plan ahead, we have put together this calendar of not to be missed events in March 2022.

Here are ten great opportunities to network, learn, and help your business to thrive.

ACG OC – Women in Leadership Power Lunch

When: March 3rd from 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Where: Capital Grill

ACG Orange County is a great source for meeting up with people interested in making investments and building middle-market companies.

Santa Ana Young Entrepreneurs

When: March 4th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Logical Thinking For Business Owners

If you are learning the skills of business ownership or are in the preliminary stages, this event is for you. As a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group, you will meet a couple of times a month with like-minded people to brainstorm business ideas, talk and collaborate.

This event is free to attend.

Climate Day at Expo West 2022

When: March 8th from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center

This event will help your business build the connections needed to make climate actions possible. Join industry leaders for inspirational keynotes and get real-world advice you can use. Space is limited, so act now!

Mission Viejo Networking In-Person Meetup

When: March 8th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Union Market at Kaleidoscope

This event is not about passing and collecting business cards. It is about building and nurturing real business relationships.

This event is free to attend.

Grow Your Business Networking

When: March 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where: Country Club Drive

Network In Action is starting a new group in the Mission Viejo area. They provide networking, masterminding, social media marketing, and entrepreneurial training opportunities. All this will help you grow your business in whatever direction you need.

This event is free to attend.

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Start-up CPG Alley Rally at Expo West

When: March 10th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Bowlero Anaheim

Celebrate with us the first return of Startup CPG to Anaheim since 2019 in this fun-filled soiree and networking event. Startup CPG is the national network for emerging brands working toward improving the world’s food system. There will be a dedicated area for Backpack Brands; these are the products / founders who are too early/small to have a booth at the Expo. There, they will show off their samples/prototypes.

Tickets: $35 – $65

Start-ups Fund Raising Program

When: March 12th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Where: Online Event

Learn how to raise funds for your Start-up business. Event host, Lakshman Singh is a start-ups mentor. He has more than a decade of extensive experience in the field.

Tickets: $30 – $75

Irvine Virtual Job Fair

When: March 14th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

Each year, JobFairX helps thousands of seekers find their next career move. Past participants have included Apple, Amazon, and the TSA. Whether you are looking for a new career move or just curious about the job market, this event is for you.

Business Networking 1 Day Training

When: March 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Regus – California, Irvine – Irvine Spectrum

A training session focused on improving your networking skills and successfully developing a network of business connections. You will also learn the tools and techniques to plan a successful, strategic approach to networking and develop your personal communication skills. This will help you build effective business relationships.

Network After Work

When: March 24th from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where: Descanso Restaurant

Network After Work is a leader in networking events. Join them for an evening on the town with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. There, you will have an opportunity to increase your brand’s visibility and build relationships with like-minded people.

This event is free for members to attend.

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February 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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Your One Stop Shop for Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events

What you know is critical when starting a business; however, who you know is also an essential part of the process. That is why networking plays a crucial role in business growth. You should take advantage of every chance you get to increase the visibility of your brand and help your business thrive. In Orange County, the networking opportunities are endless.

Here are 9 great opportunities to network with the Orange County business community, look for a new job, or learn from experts in their field.

Business Networking Group

When: February 2nd from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: Colleary’s Bistro & Spirits

Hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, this event occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. It is a great opportunity to get to know other businesses and spread the word about your own business. Everyone will have an opportunity to introduce their company to the group.

Pricing: $20 for Members and $30 for Non-Members

Power Networking Dinner

When: February 3rd from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Urban Workshop  

This event will help your business get seen, heard, and found. You will learn how to get your valuable message and mission out to the world. Tracy Hazzard, CEO and Founder of Podetize – the platform that covers video, podcast, blog, and social sharing, will provide an outline of what he believes are the key to creating successful content in the upcoming year.

Tickets: $25 – $35

The Santa Ana Young Entrepreneur

When: February 4th from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Where:  525 Cabrillo Park Drive, Suite 280, Santa Ana, CA 92701

If you want to become self-employed and generate an income by solving problems this event is for you. This group of aspiring young business-minded individuals meets twice a month to learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful entrepreneur. During the meeting, you will brainstorm business ideas, talk shop with like-minded people, collaborate, provide referrals, and sort ideas in a supportive environment.

This event is free to attend.

How to Create Financial Freedom Workshop

When: February 7th at 6:30 PM

Where: 2111 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

This workshop will teach basic principles of saving money and help you to develop a growth plan. It will help you understand how money works. You will also learn easy ways to invest and generate other streams of income. You can also join the workshop via Zoom.

This workshop is free to attend.

Lunch & Learn with Steven Thomas

When: February 8th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Hot Rods & Handguns, Huntington Beach

Economist Steven Thomas will provide his outlook for the upcoming year during a ‘lunch and learn’ session. Topics include a general forecast for 2022 along with an update on the housing market.

This event is free to attend.

Irvine Virtual Job Fair

When: February 14th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Virtual

JobFairX assists people in finding their next great career move on an annual basis. Past employers at the Irvine fair have included the TSA, Apple, and Amazon.

Career Edge: Effective Business Communications

When: February 19th from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Greater Irvine Chamber

In this event, you will learn the value of building critical thinking skills and how to apply these skills to individual and organizational situations. You will also explore the ethics and core values associated with decision-making. All this will help you gain confidence in tackling problems, developing alternatives, and assessing solutions and risks.

Free, but must register to attend.

New Year, New Rules for Growth

When: February 23rd from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Virtual

This event is being held by the Executive Next Practices Forum (also known as the ENP). It is a virtual event discussing the value of strategic retreats and is open to both guests and existing ENP members.

Free to attend.

Network After Work

When: February 23rd from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Where:  Mesa Lounge, Costa Mesa

An evening out with Network After Work members only where you can increase your brand’s visibility, keep up with the latest trends, build business relationships and learn from experts across fields.

Free for Members

Membership: $39 per year to attend all events for free.

There you have it, My OC Bookkeeper’s February 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar. Know of a great event we missed? Let us know and we’ll add it. Who are we? We are Southern California’s premier bookkeeping, accounting, and outsourced CFO firm, so if you are looking for a partner to help your business thrive reach out to us today. Click on the surfer’s to learn more!

January 2022 Orange County Networking and Business Events Calendar

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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.

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Orange County, CA Business Networking & Events Calendar – Dec 2021

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Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events

The end of the month is coming fast and it’s time for the December Orange County Business Networking & Events Calendar – your premier guide to this month’s best opportunities to mingle with Orange County’s best. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, network, and pitch your products, services, or great ideas – so strap yourself in and get ready for the best business events of December across Irvine, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and beyond.

The Orange Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Group

When: December 1 and December 15th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Colleary’s Bistro, 2143 N Tustin St, Ste A-6, Orange, CA 92865

The Orange Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Group convenes every first and third Wednesday of the month. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs and share ideas, find leads, and make connections. Tickets cost $20 for Commerce members and $30 for non-members and can be bought here.

Women in Business Breakfast

When: December 2 at 7:30 am

Where: The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Shawn Andrews from Andrews Research International and author of The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide, will be leading a discussion on ways that women sometimes hold themselves back in their professional lives. The event costs $8 to join.

First Friday Social Networking Mingler

When: December 3rd from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: The Country Club Nightclub, Costa Mesa, CA

Hosted by the Modeling Network, this is an opportunity for models, actors, photographers, agents, agencies, influencers, and those looking to get into the beauty and fashion industries to meet and mingle among great cocktails and a great environment.

Youth Business Market

When: December 4th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Masuda Middle School, 17415 Los Jardines W, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

The Orange County Children’s Museum Youth Market is an opportunity for local children to refine their business skills by setting up a booth and selling their products to guests at the market. If you have a young entrepreneur in your family be sure to sign up, and if you want to support our county’s youngest business people be sure to stop by. Booths cost $20.

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Irvine Startup Mentorship Program

When: December 4th from 8:00 am to 9:00

Where: Virtual

Hosted by business coach and investor Lakshman Singh, this is an opportunity to learn anything and everything about fostering a successful startup business. Tickets range from $30 to $75 and can be purchased on Eventbrite here.

OCIACC Annual Holiday Party

When: December 4th at 6 pm

Where: Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA

The OC Iranian American Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party is finally here. This fun event will include dinner, drinks, music, and some standup comedy and is a great opportunity to celebrate all of the winter holidays. Tickets cost $150 for members of the OCIACC and $175 for non-members, with the proceeds supporting the OCIACC’s ongoing work to assist the local Iranian American business community. (Tables of 10 cost $1,400 for members, and $1,600 for non-members.)

TIEcon Southwest 2021

When: December 5th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: Sheraton Cerritos

Hosted by the TIE SoCal Angels, this all day event involves workshops, panel discussions, speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. Tickets cost $75 for TIE Socal Angels members, $125 for non-members, and $175 for non-members with a one year membership to the group included.

Leads Groups at the Greater Irvine Chamber

When: December 6th from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm

Where: Greater Irvine Chamber, 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92614

Irvine and Orange County’s best salespeople meet monthly to share leads, make strategic contacts, and learn from each other. Participation is limited to Chamber of Commerce members, (although non-members may attend once only for a $25 fee), and only one person is allowed to participate from each industry.

Business Plan Workshop

When: December 9th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: The Yorba Linda Public Library, 4852 Lakeview Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA

Hosted by Jim Chamberlain of SCORE, this is a great opportunity to learn how to create a masterful business plan – a crucial thing for all entrepreneurs to know. In particular, the three financial statements will be discussed. Speaking of which, if you want to learn about financial statements, check out our incredible blog post which will explain everything you need to know.

Int’l Association of Business Communicators – OC Holiday Party 2021

When: December 13th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Two Left Forks Restaurant, 6511 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine CA 92603

A great opportunity to mingle with marketing and communications professionals, this great event involves a three course dinner, random drawings, and a chance for some serious networking. Tickets are $25 for IABC members and $50 for non-members.

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November 2021 Orange County, CA Business Networking & Events Calendar

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Upcoming Orange County Networking and Business Events

Welcome to My OC Bookkeeper’s November 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar, your premier guide for great business events in Orange County, CA. There’s a lot of great opportunities to mingle with SoCal’s best this month everywhere from Santa Ana, to Irvine, to the comfort of your own home, so don’t miss out. Read on for ten great opportunities to network, learn, and have fun amongst fellow members of the OC business community.

Seal Beach Business Networking Meetup

When: November 2 from 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where: Virtual (for now)

An opportunity to network with a diverse group of Seal Beach business leaders and share business referrals.

Rancho Cucamonga Job Fair

When: November 3 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Cucamonga Christian Fellowship, 11376 5th Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

A great opportunity for both those looking for jobs and those looking for qualified new employees in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Upland, Ontario, Montclair, Claremont, Rialto, Chino, and the surrounding areas.

1st & 3rd Am Wednesday Leads

When: November 3 from 8:45 – 10: 15 am

Where: Greater Irvine Chamber, 36 Executive Park, Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92614

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s premier lead generation and referral network. Participation limited to one person per industry and free to Chamber of Commerce members. Visitors may attend one time only for $25.

RBN Live and In-Person Networking Luncheon

When: November 3 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Darya South Coast Plaza, 3800 S Plaza Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Hosted by the Relationship Building Network, a great opportunity to network and provide a 30 second intro to your business to a dynamic group of local business participants. Tickets are $40 for RBN Members and $45 for non-members. Lunch will be served but guests are limited to 35 so sign up soon.

Business Connection Lunch – Choosing Your Business Structure

When: November 4th at 11:30 am

Where: The Ebell Club of Santa Ana, 718 Mortimer St, Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Art Huerta will make a presentation describing the various business types (LLC, C-Corp, etc.) available to small business owners and their associated tax implications.

National Women of Influence Awards

When: November 4 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Hilton Irvine-Orange County-Airport, 18800 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612

Hosted by the Connected Women of Influence, an opportunity to champion women providing leadership in business, entrepreneurship, and industry.

Orange County Networking Event

When: November 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: 5151 California Ave, Irvine, CA

An evening of casual business networking in an outdoor space. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds support Progress Works, an Orange County nonprofit.

Instagram Masterclass: Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners

When: November 12 from 8 am – 12 pm

Where: South Coast College, 2011 W. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92868

An opportunity for small business owners to learn everything they need to know about leveraging Instagram for their business. Tickets are $75.

Business Etiquette 1 Day Training in Irvine, CA

When: November 12 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Regus – California, Irvine – Irvine Spectrum, 300 Spectrum Center Dr Suite 400, Irvine, CA 92618

A day long training on key aspects of modern business etiquette and how they apply to business success – both in an in-person and remote context. Tickets range from $545 to $795.

OC Made – Small Business Saturday

When: October 30, November 6, November 13, and November 20 from 9 – 11 am

Where: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hosted by the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Original OC Swap Meet, an opportunity for start ups to learn about planning, marketing, financing, and how to obtain an Original OC Swap Meet vendor booth. Approximately 25 people will be selected to participate in this program, which is free.

So there you have it – the November 2021 Orange County Business Networking and Events Calendar. A lot of great chances to mingle with and learn from Orange County’s finest. Know of a great local event that we should add to our list? Reach out to us and let us know!

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Last but not least, check out the video below for a testimonial from some local OC business people regarding the relationship they formed through Orange County business events. That’s it for this month. Check back in December for some more great networking opportunities.

Hiring Employees in California

How do you hire employees in CA?

What Does a Company Have to Do When It’s Ready to Hire Employees in CA?

So, you are wondering what a new company has to do when it is ready to begin hiring employees in California. First of all, if your company has grown enough that you are planning on hiring employees, congratulations, you are clearly doing something right. Bringing on staff is an exciting time for a business, but, like everything else it involves some important steps that you don’t want to miss.

My OC Bookkeeper, the best accounting and bookkeeping firm in Orange County, has put together this handy guide to walk you through some of the basic things that you need to know when hiring employees in California. (Please remember, we are not lawyers, so this is not legal advice. Rather, this is a quick guide to make your life easier and save you some time! Believe us, wandering through a million websites trying to find info on state regulations can be quite frustrating.)

First things first, if you employ one or more people and you pay over $100 in wages during a given quarter you have to register as an employer with the California Employment Development Department (EDD). This is fairly easy and can be done online via the e-Services for Business portal. There you will get your employer payroll tax account number. (This is important so file it away somewhere safe.) The e-Services for Business portal is worth remembering. A lot of the information you will have to file with the California government can be addressed there.

Another useful site is the EDD’s Employer Portal. This is a great place to go to search for information and learn more about California’s various regulatory requirements.

Requirements for hiring employees in CA

As it turns out, there are a number of other things that you will need to do once you hire employees. Other ongoing responsibilities include:

  • Reporting wages paid and State Personal Income Tax (PIT) withheld from wages.
  • Paying Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Employment Training Tax (ETT) on employee wages, as well as withholding and remitting State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Personal Income Tax (PIT). (Refer to Rates and Witholding Schedules.)
  • Reporting all new employees to the New Employee Registry within 20 days of their start-to-work date.
  • If you use the services of independent contractors, you may also have to report them. Refer to Independent Contractor Reporting.
  • Posting notices in your workplace and providing employees with benefit information. Refer to Required Notices and Pamphlets.

If you can remember all of this you will be well on your way, but be sure to read through the EDD’s website, in particular the aforementioned Employer Portal, to make sure that your business is entirely compliant given its unique circumstance and the ever changing regulatory landscape.

So there you have it, My OC Bookkeeper’s quick guide to hiring employees in California. Have follow up questions or need help from the best accounting, bookkeeping, and business consulting service in Orange County? Reach out to us today!

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July 2018 Orange County Business Networking & Events Calendar

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Networking and Business Events to Enjoy in Orange County, CA – July 2018

The time has come for My OC Bookkeeper’s July 2018 Orange County business networking and events calendar. Take a look for all kinds of great events for small business owners, professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Southern California.

Santa Ana Business Networking Referral Meeting

When: Every

Where: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 North Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA

A great opportunity to meet and mingle with Orange County’s best professionals. Participants should prepare a 15 second introduction of their business or what they do, and have plenty of business cards to hand out. Tickets cost $20.

Huntington Beach Professional Networking Meetup

When: Every Tuesday in July from 7 AM to 9 AM

Where: Meadowlark Golf Club, 16782 Graham Street, Huntington Beach, CA

Networking for owners of large and small businesses who want to grow their business through referrals with other local businesses. Once a business category is represented it other representatives of the industry are blocked from joining. Tickets are free.

The Heart Link Women’s Networking Group – Laguna Niguel Meetup 2nd Tuesday


Where: Member Dali’s Home in Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills

At the Heart Link Network you will meet women in business who are interested in developing relationships and sharing their products and services. The group attracts all kinds of entrepreneurial women who have a mutual respect and desire to support each other. The meeting begins with a delicious lunch followed by everyone getting three minutes to describe what they do to the group. Tickets cost $20.

Pro Speed Networking by Network After Work Orange County

When: Wed, July 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Industrious Irvine, 3333 Michelson Drive, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612

Network After Work is America’s largest face-to-face networking event organization. The networking process is designed to be extremely efficient: Each attendee indicates what industries they are most interested in connecting with when registering. Throughout the evening they will be seated at tables of 4 filled with attendees from those industries. Tickets range from $20 – $40.

Champions Summit Anaheim

When: Sat, July 14, 2018 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802

At this exciting event, guests will learn tools and strategies that will help them to “master their mindset” so that they can push their business to the next level and beyond. Consultants all over the country have used what they have learned previous such events to grow their business and lead their teams to success. The host is Jerry Roisentul, a mindset and development success coach. Tickets range from $50 – $75.

Think Realty Conference & Expo – Irvine 2018

When: Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 8:30 AM – Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 9:00 AM

Where: Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

This event is for real estate entrepreneurs of all kinds. The theme for this year is technology and innovation. Saturday will include over 30 exhibitors who can provide participants with various tools and services strictly focused on helping them achieve the most they can as a real estate entrepreneurs. Saturday will also feature presentations from keynote speakers Sam Freshman and Bruce Norris, 6 additional educational sessions, lunch, and a local market panel, private lending panel, and technology panel. On Sunday the Think Realty coaches will walk investors through the five key components of successful real estate entrepreneurship. Tickets range from $35 – $55.

Network After Dark OC – Design and Entertainment

When: Thu, July 19, 2018, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Red Bar And Lounge, Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

A great networking opportunity for participants in the design and entertainment industries. In addition to networking several guest speakers will share their industry experiences and expertise. Tickets range from $15 – $250.

Network After Work at Play Costa Mesa


Where: 842 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, CA

A great networking opportunity for local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, it’s a perfect chance to enjoy introductions and conversations in a casual environment ideal for networking. Tickets cost $15.

There you have it. My OC Bookkeeper’s July 2018 Orange County business networking and events calendar. Be sure to come back next month for more great events. And keep reading the best accounting and tax blog in Orange County, CA. Speaking of which, if you are interested in learning the basic bookkeeping categories you should check out this blog post.

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Orange County Small Business Events Calendar – June 2018

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Orange County Small Business Events Calendar

The time has come for My OC Bookkeeper’s June 2018 Orange County small business events calendar. Take a look for all kinds of great events for small business owners all over the Orange County, CA area.

Business and Bagels

When: Every Monday in June at 8 AM

Where: Join Meetup group to find location each week

Join them on Monday mornings for the Business and Bagels Networking OC meeting and start your week off right! They are a group of Professional Men and Women that meet once a week to refer business to one another and in return help each other grow their businesses. Start growing your business today and your first visit is FREE! Once you become a member weekly meetings are $5.00.

Quake L.A. Accelerator Kickoff – Summer 2018

When: Thur. June 7th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: WeWork Gas Tower, 555 West 5th Street, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

After running three successful cohorts from they’re New York City office, Quake is running their first startup cohort in L.A this June. All the teams from their Summer 2018 cohort will be attending to meet potential investors and mentors so please come if you would like to get involved. RSVP for drinks, introductions, and networking. Tickets are free.

Orange County Job Fair – Sales and Professional Careers

When: Tuesday June 5th 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Atrium Hotel – Irvine, 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612

The OC Career Fair & Job Fair is your opportunity to meet face to face in sit-down interviews with decision makers from a wide range of nationally recognized companies! It is open open to entry level applicants, recent graduates, and experienced professionals alike. The focus will be on sales jobs and retail and customer service jobs, among others. Tickets are free.

Orange County Digital Marketing Conference

When: Wed. June 13th 9:30 am – Thursday June 14th 5:00 pm

Where: Online

It is an online digital marketing event being streamed live. (And also available on demand.) There will be sessions focusing on increasing web traffic, growing brand awareness, improving customer service, and improving understanding of the latest and greatest digital tools. Tickets range from $197 to $347.

Balance Sheet Analysis for Beginning Asset Based Lenders

When: Wed. June 13th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP, 2875 Michelle Drive, Irvine, CA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, whose purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk. The event focuses on how to appropriately evaluate a balance sheet in the context of lending. Tickets are $65. (For more information on balance sheets check out our introduction to balance sheets blog post.)

Networking Breakfast 3.0

When: Wed. June 13th from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where: The DoubleTree Hotel, 888 Rosemead Place, Rosemead CA, 91770

These monthly networking breakfasts feature over 100 business networkers and are an effective-low cost marketing method for developing sales opportunities. Recommendations and personal introductions are often facilitated here. Tickets are free for members that check-in before 8:15 AM and $25 for prospective members who RSVP.

Wild and West Startup Presentation and Networking at WeWork

When: Thurs. June 21st from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: WeWork, 520 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Learn about local startups and meet business people in the Silicon Beach community. You can bring company swag to hand out to guests. Want to present your startup? Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent or host a demonstration. Tickets range from free to $150. Registration in advance required.

Network After Work at Towne Park Brew

When: Thurs. June 21st from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Towne Park Brewery and Tap Room, 1566 West Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA, 92801

Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals. Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking. Tickets are $15 per person.

MasterMinds OC Entrepreneur Startup Accelerator Orange County

When: Thursday June 28 at 5:30 PM

Where: WeWork Irine Spectrum, 200 Spectrum Center Drive, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA, 92618

Bring your startup ideas and business strategy questions so their friendly group of local entrepreneurs and business owners can help you accelerate your business farther, faster! Each month their MasterMinds OC Startup Accelerator Workshops offer a place for hard-working local entrepreneurs, startup employees, founders, and friends to share their challenges and expertise F2F to help each other grow their businesses faster. Tickets range from $20 to $350 and are limited.

There you have it. My OC Bookkeeper’s June 2018 Small Business Events Calendar. Be sure to come back next month for more great events. And keep reading the best accounting and tax blog in Orange County, CA.