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‘A Better Way to Do Small Business’

Strategies and Solutions Series Kicks Off May 5


“Advancing Small Business Financing Practices,” is the first in a three-lecture series, “A Better Way to Do Small Business: Prospering in the New Economy,” designed for small businesses. The program is hosted by Cal State Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and sponsored by Wells Fargo.


Keynote speaker is Robert DeMaranville, national sales manager for Wells Fargo Small Business Administration Group. Panel presentation participants include: Guy Knuf of Anderson & Knuf, LLP; Michael Sawitz, CEO of AIM Mail Centers; and a representative of the Small Business Development Center.


Wednesday, May 5
7:30-9:30 a.m.


Hilton Irvine
18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine,  92612


The May 5 program will cover key decisions in financing needs, the importance of business planning and understanding how bankers see small businesses. DeMaranville and the other speakers will share resources and solutions to develop small business credit strategy. “Getting financed in the ‘new normal’ of 2010 requires small companies to think like the lender. Also, being prepared is a key ingredient,” said John B. Jackson, director of the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship.


$25 per person. To register or for more information, contact Victoria Scott, 657-278-7446 or


Aug. 4 — “Using Social Media as a Small Business Revenue Generator”
Nov. 9 — “Growth Opportunities in Globalization”

Media Contacts:
John B. Jackson, Center for Entrepreneurship, 657-278-8413 or
Pamela McLaren, Public Affairs, 657-278-4852 or