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Irvine Micropreneur Program Announces Powerful February Line-up

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Irvine Chamber of Commerce Free Weekly Webinar Provides Valuable Insight on Financing for Small Businesses

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Irvine Micropreneur Program presented by the Irvine Chamber of Commerce (ICC) discusses and solves the needs of small businesses. The program hosted by Robert Coleman, President of the Pacific Venture Club, is designed to teach entrepreneurs and small business owners how to raise capital, market their products, develop new business opportunities, manage finances, plan for greater prosperity, and how to use social media to grow their business by participating in online presentations hosted by experts from many fields. The webinars are available for all to attend for free.

“We found out that small businesses in Irvine were most concerned about increasing their sales and finding alternate sources for financing, and this is what we are focusing on for our February line-up,” said Christopher Lynch, VP of Business & Economic Development at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. Host Robert Coleman adds, “Micropreneurs can often change their fortunes literally overnight by learning the one piece of information that they were missing in their business process.”

Since the Irvine Micropreneur Program launched in September of 2010, the weekly webinar series has steadily gained popularity and has seen an increase in viewership of almost 40% since its launch.

The Irvine Micropreneur Program February Line-Up:

February 3

Moving a Startup Beyond Incubation – This presentation features former presenters of the Irvine Entrepreneur Forum who will discuss their own experiences at advancing their companies, along with a discussion of available resources for entrepreneurs in Irvine and Orange County. This webinar will be hosted by the ICC’s Christopher Lynch, and Chairman  & CEO of IndyaVids Ash Kumra.

February 10

Financing and Capital for Maturing Companies – Once a company is no longer a startup, it’s capital requirements change and its opportunities increase beyond investment financing. At this level, companies can consider financial options such as factoring accounts receivables, issuing debt instruments, and asset-based loans such as inventory financing. Michael Chinn of the Pacific Venture Club along with John Tilton of Invoice-Advantage.com will discuss these options and how to use them in your business.

February 17

Quick Ways to Get Additional Income – In this tight economic environment, sometimes getting short-term cash in the door right away is a good strategy. Host Robert Coleman will cover a number of “quick and dirty” techniques that you can apply right away if you need to increase your income as soon as possible.

February 24

Sell better, Sell More No Matter Who You Are – Professional business people and business owners associate themselves with the business they are in, their own characteristics, and the value they provide. They rarely consider themselves as “salespeople”. This webinar is for those small business owners who are interested in selling better and selling more by skillfully handling any sales situation and creating long-term relationships with clients. Presented by Alexandra Kaplan of Mark Kamin and Associates.

The Free Micropreneur Webinars are scheduled for every Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature a different topic every week. To learn more about the Irvine Micropreneur Program visit: www.irvinemicropreneur.com, or contact Victor DiCarlo at (949)660-9112 ext. 128 for more information.

About Robert Coleman

Robert Coleman, founder of the Pacific Venture Club and Irvine Chamber of Commerce member, has strategized with hundreds of small businesses over the past 20 years and has hosted a weekly radio show on entrepreneurship in the Bay Area.

About the Irvine Chamber of Commerce

The Irvine Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential Chamber’s in Orange County representing hundreds of local businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to promote an economic climate that strengthens the competitiveness of local businesses, while offering members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. The Irvine Chamber is one of only 250 Chamber’s in the U.S. who meet the requirements for accreditation by the U.S. Chamber. For more information, please call 949-660-9112, or visit www.irvinechamber.com.

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