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Business Events Calendar

A weekly listing of local events compiled by the SoCal Tech Calendar (http://www.socaltechcalendar.com) and Kathleen Brady.

March 26, 2001

Monday-Tuesday

E-Commerce Conference

E-commerce experts will discuss managerial concerns, technical aspects, case studies, trends, demonstrations and more.

* Sponsor: Southern California E-Business Forum; Long Beach Hilton; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $250

* E-mail: mpayne@multicorp.com

* Web: http://www.multicorp.com/scal2001.htm

Tuesday

Zone Ventures Club Meeting

This quarterly networking event for entrepreneurs features a discussion with Brad Jones, founding partner of Redpoint Ventures, and Barry Porter, co-founder of Global Crossing and founding partner of Clarity Partners. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.; 6:30 p.m.; $100 at the door

* E-mail: gordond@fleishman.com

* Web: http://www.zoneclub.com

Tuesday-Wednesday

Business Plan Fundamentals

Does your business plan have the necessary elements to attract investors or take your business to the next level? Venture Point seminar. 2 Park Plaza, Suite 100, Irvine; 6-10 p.m.; $125 at the door

* E-mail: jhagan@venturepoint.org

* Web: http://www.techcoast.org

Wednesday

Marketing and Sales

The California Manufacturing Technology Center will present "Seven Steps to Transform Marketing & Sales." San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley Regional Center, 2501 W. Burbank Blvd., Suite 301; 7:45 a.m.; $149

* E-mail: registration@cmtc.com

(818) 565-3200

High Dependability Computing

Barry Boehm, director of the Software Engineering Center at USC, explains how successful information technology businesses compete by adjusting their systems to meet evolving goals and competitive priorities.

* Sponsor: Los Angeles Software Process Improvement Network. Location: Loyola Marymount University, Seaver Room 100, 7900 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles; 5:30 p.m.; free.

* E-mail: ladonna@sunset.usc.edu

* Web: http://sunset.usc.edu/las

Getting Funding

Workshop assists companies with the application process for CalTIP, a program in which technology companies can win up to $250,000 in matching state funds to bring their products to market.

* Sponsor: Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance; Rockwell Science Center, 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks; 9 a.m.; $35

* E-mail: lfoster@larta.org

* Web: http://www.larta.org

Getting SBA Loans

The Small Business Development Center is offering a two-hour workshop on the newest loan guarantee program from the SBA. 300 W. 2nd St., Suite 203, Pomona; 9:30 a.m. (in Spanish at 11 a.m.); $10

(909) 629-2247

Finding International Buyers

The Center for International Trade is offering a three-hour workshop on locating and qualifying buyers; 300 W. 2nd St., Suite 203, Pomona; noon; $25

(909) 629-2247

Thursday

Pre-Qualification Loan Program

Workshop will be offered by the Small Business Development Center. 2377 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 120, Torrance; 5 p.m.; free

(310) 787-6466

Saturday

E-Commerce: Challenges for Local Government

A discussion of policy and the economic implications of e-commerce for local governments and businesses in Southern California. Decision makers, local government officials and technology representatives will attend. Southern California Assn. of Governments; Quiet Cannon restaurant, 901 N. Via San Clemente, Montebello; 8 a.m.; $55

* E-mail: anita@cerrell.com

* Web: http://www.scag.ca.gov

Business Basics

The Small Business Development Center is offering a two-hour workshop on legal issues and small businesses. 300 W. 2nd St., Suite 203, Pomona; 10 a.m.; $10

(909) 629-2247

April 2-4

Mobile Technology Conference

The iWireless World Conference explores the future of mobile technology.

* Sponsor: iHollywood Forum; Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills; 9 a.m.; exhibit hall is free; conference price varies

* E-mail: info@iwirelessworld.com

* Web: http://www.iwirelessworld.com

April 2

Business Basics

The Small Business Development & International Trade Center will present a workshop about the lifestyle and work style of business owners. 300 W. 2nd St., Suite 203, Pomona; 5 p.m.; $10

(909) 629-2247

April 3

Getting Funding

Workshop assists companies with the application process for CalTIP, a program in which technology companies can win up to $250,000 in matching state funds to bring their products to market.

* Sponsor: Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance; Caltec, Avery Library, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena; 9 a.m. - noon, $35

* E-mail: lfoster@larta.org

* Web: www.larta.org

Please submit events two weeks in advance to Marie Condron at marie@supplycurve.com. Or send a fax to Kathleen Brady at (213) 237-7837.

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