SBC MIXER AND PANEL PRESENTS “TOOLS & TIPS FOR BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS” ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th AT VALCUCINE IN BEVERLY HILLS
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — November 1, 2010 — The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBC), a non-profit organization which provides a professional networking and education forum for Southern California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services, and processes, will host an especially important panel discussion for today’s world, “Tools & Tips for Building a Sustainable Business.” The panel features six key players in businesses who will help guide the audience through topics especially integral to bolstering and growing sustainable businesses in Los Angeles. Several leading companies will also be on hand with showcase tables prior to the panel. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Valcucine’s showroom in Beverly Hills. The distinctive presentation reinforces SBC’s commitment to showcasing environmentally-conscious businesses, and spotlighting cutting-edge sustainability trends and best practices across a broad range of industry sectors.
Moderated by Fran Seegull, Venture Partner at Funk Ventures and Senior Fellow at the Society and Business Lab of USC’s Marshall School of Business, “Tools & Tips for Building a Sustainable Business” features:
- Doug Robert, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP (www.thompsonhine.com)
- Susan Emmer, Partner, Farmacy Agency (http://farmacyagency.com)
- Felicito Cajayon, Dean of Resource & Economic Development, Los Angeles Community College District, Small Business Dream Center (www.sbdcofla.com)
- Theodore A. Holloman, District Director (Acting), U.S. Small Business Administration, Los Angeles District Office (www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ca/la/index.html)
- Jim Hodge, Division Small Business Manager; Vice President, Union Bank (www.unionbank.com)
“The challenges facing sustainable businesses in this economic climate are significant, but so are the opportunities,” said Seegull. “With this panel, we look forward to sharing tools and tips for small business growth in the areas of financing, legal, IP, marketing and social media.” Specific topics include:
- How to get an SBA loan
- How to get angel investors
- How to get corporate sponsors
- How to get affordable yet good IP/business attorneys
- How to achieve effective marketing and social media strategies
- And ultimately how to create and maintain a successful, sustainable business model
Advance registration is required to attend SBC’s “Tools & Tips for Building a Sustainable Business” panel discussion. To RSVP, please visit www.sustainablebc.org/events_registration.html
General admission price of $25* includes:
- Admission to “Tools & Tips for Building a Sustainable Business” panel discussion.
- Networking opportunities with sustainable business leaders.
- Light refreshments
About the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles
The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBC) is a non-profit organization acting as a professional networking and education forum for California businesses and individuals working with sustainable products, services, and processes. The Council’s goal is to assist members with improving their profits, enhancing their communities, and protecting the environment through the education of business professionals about the opportunities represented by technologies and management philosophies that reduce negative and unsustainable ecological impacts. For more information, please visit http://www.sustainablebc.org.
About Thompson Hine LLP
Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been recognized as one of the Best Corporate Law Firms in America in an annual survey of corporate directors conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine. With approximately 400 lawyers, Thompson Hine serves premier businesses worldwide.