2018

Involving Family in Your Business Enterprise: Essential Do's and Don'ts You Need to Know

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 7:00 am

As small enterprises grow beyond the start-up stage, they begin to face new challenges: How to grow? Where to acquire more capital? Who to hire and for which role(s)?

One of the most consequential decisions entrepreneurs will make is whether to proactively and formally involve family members in the business. Three-quarters of all new business ventures established in the United States are founded with significant involvement of the family in the business.

Gain insights into the dynamics that accompany the decision to involve or reject the collaboration of family members. Discover ways that a family moves through each generation of development. Learn from successful entrepreneurs on how they addressed legacy and succession challenges while minimizing conflict.


Program Location: Dominican University of California - Creekside Room

Keynote: Emily Bouchard, Principal, Wealth Legacy Group

Panelists: Patty Garbarino, President & CEO, Marin Sanitary Service and Jordan Shields, Partner, Arrow Benefits Group

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)

Listen to the podcast (click here).

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


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Protect Your Intellectual Property When Going Global

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 7:00 am

The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depend directly on effective ways to protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, enhances IP protection for U.S. companies worldwide by strengthening IP provisions in international agreements. Learn about the latest tools to protect your IP in both the U.S. and around the world, so you can expand your sales and increase revenue.

  • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • Understanding the risks of early disclosure
  • How intellectual property and manufacturing overlap
  • Types of resources and assistance available through the USPTO

 

Program Location:  Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus

Presenter: John Cabeca, West Coast Regional Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center


 

 

 

 

Winners and Losers in the Age of Automation

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 am

As the next generation of technology services, products and capabilities take form and accelerate, entire sectors are being created and transformed, while others are being decimated. These emerging innovations – based on foundations laid over the past half-century – are changing the way we think about:

  • employees, labor, and other resources
  • how we communicate with one another, with our customers, and even with machines
  • business models and methods of production
  • our homes, our cities, and the environment
  • our culture and society.


Program Location: Dominican University of California - Creekside Room

Presenter: Mark Coopersmith, Fortune 500 ExecutiveBest-selling Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur

Ticket Price: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast)

Listen to the podcast (click here).

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

Presented by: Institute for Leadership Studies | North Bay Leadership Council
Community Partners: San Rafael Chamber of Commerce | Stanton Chase | CEO Club of Marin | Marin Economic ForumMarin Small Business Development Center