Video Library

The Legal Tailor: Fitting You For The Right Entity

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In this “legal theatre” workshop you will discover how choosing a suit is akin to choosing the right entity for your business. You can also learn if a Delaware Corporation is appropriate for you.

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Demystifying Contracts: How to Write, Review & Enforce Them

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No, you do not need an attorney to have a legit contract. Learn how to write, edit, and review your own contracts. You will leave knowing when to use contracts and how to enforce them.

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Advertising & Marketing Law

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If you have an online presence, this workshop is for you. From static sites to as buys and influencer marketing, advertising law is always at play. Learn ways others have gotten in trouble and discover ways to stay above board.

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Fresno Grant Writing Workshop 2019

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These workshops will allow entrepreneurs to better understand the grant process. Participants will learn critical skills to help them secure funding for their efforts. Keep an eye out for updates on our BlueTechValley website and our official Twitter account!

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How to BECOME a Successful Business

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This employment law primer will help prepare you to survive an EDD (Employment Development Department) audit. A business following all the rules may still be flagged randomly for a verification audit and should be prepared. The workshop will cover government expectations from the hiring interview, classification of workers, and liability.

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Are you ready to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.)?

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This employment law primer will help prepare you to survive an EDD (Employment Development Department) audit. A business following all the rules may still be flagged randomly for a verification audit and should be prepared. The workshop will cover government expectations from the hiring interview, classification of workers, and liability.

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Digital Strategies for eCommerce : Exploring the eCommerce Sales Channels

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Digital Strategies for eCommerce: Exploring the eCommerce Sales Channels”, this presentation will cover an ecommerce overview, sales statistics and growth potential, as well as channel mix dynamics and available online resources through the U.S. Commercial Service.

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How to File a Trademark - Without Paying Attorney Fees

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BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Don't Get CHOPPED by Copyright Issues

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BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Funding Opportunities for your business through CalSEED and FLOW's Rocket Fund!

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The CA Clean Energy Fund will begin taking applications on March 1, 2019, for the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Concept Award. CalSEED offers funding for high potential entrepreneurs who are passionate about clean energy and working on very early-stage new energy ideas. Open to individuals or organizations with an early-stage energy innovation, awardees will gain access to an ecosystem of resources, tools and networks that advance their professional development. We encourage those who have applied in the past, as well as new applicants, to apply.

FLOW’s Rocket Fund is a granting pool that helps academic and garage innovators turn their technologies into commercial realities through financial support and entrepreneurial education. This exclusive program of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech is dedicated to supporting the cutting-edge research and creative problem solving necessary to change the balance of the world’s sustainability. Want more information on the application processes? Join CalSEED and FLOW’s Rocket Fund staff and partners for a short workshop/webinar on how you can apply for funding.

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Introduction to SBIR/STTR Grant Application

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This introductory webinar is an up to 90-minute presentation about the SBIR/STTR program that will cover: What is the SBIR / STTR program? What agencies participate in the program? Differences between SBIR and STTR Who can be a Principal Investigator What are the benefits? Typical components that go into an application Topical areas of interest to different agencies Who is eligible to apply? Examples of SBIR-funded projects / products / companies How to determine if you should pursue an SBIR / STTR grant Upcoming (2019) SBIR Workshops in Central California

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The Legal Tailor: Fitting your business for the right entity

Description:

BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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10 Common Pitfalls Faced by New Businesses

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Description: BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Food, Ag, and Health Entrepreneurship Academy

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Description: A new venture’s business model defines how the new venture brings together the technology, market, and business opportunities available to it, as well as how the business plans to make money (and how much). This workshop covers basic business models and provides hands-on instruction on how to evaluate the best model for your business.

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BlueTechValley & the BigBang! Business Competition

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Have you been wondering what the BigBang! Business Competition is and how you can participate?  Join us and learn more about what it is, its components, how your business can benefit from taking part in it and its upcoming deadline!

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Planning Your Trip to Capital Land

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BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Exporting Your Finances

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In this webinar you will learn:
– How to get paid from export sales.
– Strategies to make it easier for your client to order product.
– Strategies to use if the U.S. $ is too strong.
– Identify financial costs that could impact your bottom line.

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Employment Audit at the Justice League

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BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transnational law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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What is the Schatz Energy Research Center?

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Established in 1989, the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University is working to establish clean energy technologies, specializing in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen energy systems through research and development, technology demonstration and more. In addition, SERC performs feasibility studies, resource assessments, and energy planning studies.

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Is Exporting Your Company for You?

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Looking into exporting and want to know what the benefits are? Do you know if your company is ready to export? Wondering where to begin if you get an international inquiry? Join the four-course webinar series and hear Glen Roberts of the U.S. Department of Commerce cover these topics.

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What is BlueTechValley and the Valley Ventures Accelerator?

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Learn what BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster and the Valley Ventures Accelerator Program are all about, what services they offer and how it can help your start-up.

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Demystifying Contracts

Description:
BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transactional law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Protecting Intellectual Property

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BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transactional law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Legal Checklist for Entrepreneurs

Description:
BlueTechValley in Partnership with the Practicum is Berkeley Law’s interdisciplinary transactional law clinical program, in which JD and MBA students have assisted start-up entrepreneurs. These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business.

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Funding Opportunities for your business through CalSEED & Caltech

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CalSEED
The California Clean Energy Fund will begin taking applications for the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program. CalSEED offers funding for high potential entrepreneurs who are passionate about clean energy and working on very early stage new energy ideas. These innovations, including hardware, materials science, software-based applications and design solutions, will propel California closer to a clean energy future.
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Caltech’s Rocket Fund
Caltech’s Rocket Fund is a granting pool that helps Cleantech innovators turn their technologies into commercial realities . An exclusive program of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, the Rocket Fund partners with the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC), a consortium of California utilities, and the Moxie Foundation, to award $10,000 – $75,000 to develop lab innovations into Minimal Viable Prototypes, ready for testing with customers.
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Crowdfunding

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During this webinar you will learn all about crowdfunding, what it is, types of crowdfunding, and the platforms available, examples of crowdfunding campaigns, summary of crowdfunding data, dos and don’ts of crowdfunding campaigns, nuances of equity crowdfunding, workshop activity: and building a crowdfunding campaign.

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Consumer Research

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Knowing your market is critical to the success of any business. The Library’s business team will show you how to identify and analyze your customers.

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International Business Research

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Not sure where to look up information about companies abroad, industry trends, or country profiles? The Library’s business team will show you essential resources and tips for successful research in international business.

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Grant Writing

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This workshop will guide you through the world of federal and state grants, loans, credits, and incentives that leverage private investment and resources to fund and develop your game-changing technologies and programs. The Grant Farm will explain the tools critical for successful funding strategies and leveraging these as essential building blocks for your business planning and marketing campaigns. Grant Farm and their clients, with more than 200 project partners, have successfully funded $1.2 billion in projects and programs while raising more than $450 million in public funds—sowing the seeds that ensure the growth and success of their businesses.

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How Disney Discovered IP

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These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business. This one will focus on: protecting your intellectual property, how to file a trademark protection without and attorney, copyright protection, and use of open-source and creative commons content.

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Industry and Company Research

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Libraries have some excellent databases to help you find detailed, up-to-date information and statistical data on industries and companies. Learn how to take advantage of these valuable tools. Hiromi Kubo has conducted two webinars on Industry and Company Research.

Click here to view the Industry and Company Research video from September 29, 2017!
Click here to view the Industry and Company Research video from February 8 2018!


Online Marketing

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Interested in using online marketing to target your niche market in the agricultural community, then join us for our online marketing webinar where we will be covering the fundamentals and methods of Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Retargeting, and Search Engine Optimization(SEO). Our guest speaker on the subject, Travis Huff of Real-Time OutSource, will be presenting the basics of online marketing for 30 minutes followed by Q&A time.

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Trip to Capital Land & How to Attract and Maintain Capital Relationships

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These webinars are a series of workshops that focus on different legal areas of running a business. This one will focus on: protecting your intellectual property, how to file a trademark protection without and attorney, copyright protection, and use of open-source and creative commons content.

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*More webinars from our partners at UC Davis can be found by clicking here

Partner Webinars!

CalSEED – Click here for more info.

 

CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center – Click here for more info.

 

Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) – Click here for more info.

 

UC Davis – BigBang! – Click here for more info.