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Santa Barbara Employment Opportunities – Part II

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I promised to tell you more about what the Scheinfeld Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on the Santa Barbara City College campus has to offer. Today, I’ll cover the courses they offer and a short review of a recent guest speaker. (Click here to read Part I of this series).

Santa Barbara's Scheinfeld Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Santa Barbara's Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Last Friday (10/22/10), Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s, was the guest of honor for a conversation about starting and building your own business. Mr. Orfalea is a very candid character who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks! He shared philosophies learned from his parents and over many years building a business from a small Isla Vista storefront to a nationwide corporation.

Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko's

Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko's

He was rather humble about how he got his initial idea for his business, seeing students lined up at USC to have copies made. Paul figured if they needed copies at USC they probably would need copies at UCSB! In fact, that was one of his key points: pay attention, notice what is going on around you – that’s where you will find all your answers and ideas.

Part of the mission of the Schienfeld Center is to offer cutting edge educational opportunities for students interested in starting and growing their own business. Currently, they are in the middle of the fall semester offerings. The traditional type courses offered through the business department range from entrepreneurship finance, accounting and law to business and marketing plan development. Students can also register for interdisciplinary courses to learn about internet and social network marketing, electronic commerce, web design, and projects in sustainability to name just a few. Perhaps you would like to run your own business but you are not sure exactly what to do. Take Creative Thinking (GDP 118) to help you enhance your creative abilities and problem solving skills.

There are plenty of powerful and exciting courses available now and more coming as the Scheinfeld Center seems to expand each year. They are striving to meet the needs of a wide and varied audience creating businesses in diverse markets. If you are one of those people, check out their website for resources and links that can help you find information and answers; and, you never know, you just might discover some very exciting opportunities.

Thanks for reading this blog and I welcome your comments.

-Sylvia E. Miller
Cell: 805-448-8882

Remember my virtual compatriots, until we blog again, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (from Monty Python)!

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Sylvia Elizabeth Miller
, ‘The Right Realtor® For You’
Coastal Properties, Inc
1086 Coast Village Rd,
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Email: sylvia@sanbarb.com ~ Cell:
805-448-8882 ~ Toll Free: 877-San-Barb
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Santa Barbara Employment Opportunities – Part I

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Why not create your own job and be your own boss? A good place to start is Santa Barbara’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on the Santa Barbara City College Campus.

SCHEINFELD CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION

SCHEINFELD CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION

Wayne Rosing, former Google Engineer

Wayne Rosing, former Google Engineer

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The Scheinfeld Center offers many options or avenues in which they accomplish their mission.
They host presentations by a variety of business leaders.  I attended the discussion with Wayne Rosing, former Google engineer and Pam Lopker, co-founder and President of QAD. They offered interesting insights into some important strategies to consider when growing a business or company. If you are interested, you can access videos of these presentation at the Scheinfled Center’s video library. The next presenter will be Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinkos, on October 22.

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Pam Lopker, co-founder QAD.

Pam Lopker, co-founder QAD.

The Scheinfled Center offers a range of ways for business people to communicate and share information. They have a blog on their website and you can “friend” them on Facebook or Twitter. Additionally, they initiated a new website for connecting business people, SouthCoastBizConnect.com. (More on this website in future entries!)

Obviously, being a part of Santa Barbara City College, the Center offers cutting edge courses for the 21st century businessperson. ‘Santa Barbara Employment Opportunities – Part Two’ (my next blog entry) will cover the scope of offerings anyone can access through Santa Barbara City College.

If you’re looking for a new future, a way to network, or interested in attending some interesting events, including some one-on-one conversations with many of our highly successful business leaders, then I strongly recommend checking out the Scheinfeld Center.

Thanks for reading this blog and I welcome your comments.

–Sylvia Miller

Remember my virtual compatriots, until we blog again, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (from Monty Python)!

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Sylvia Elizabeth Miller, ‘The Right Realtor® For You’
Senior Realtor® Associate
Certified Short Sale/REO Agent

Broker: Coastal Properties, Inc
Email: sylvia@sanbarb.com
Cell: 805-448-8882 ~ Toll Free: 877-San-Barb
Web: SantaBarbaraConnection.com
DRE #: 00558548

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