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Scam Stopper Seminars Offered In Partnership With the Contractors State License Board:

The Controller's Office is proud to be a partner in the following free Senior Scam Stopper Seminars. Subject-matter experts will provide information about insurance, unclaimed property, identity theft, how to avoid fraud-related to home repair and more.

  • Friday, Sept. 12, 2014: South Pasadena
    Assemblymember Chris Holden, the CSLB and the State Controller's Office are co-hosting this free event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Pasadena Senior Center, located at 1102 Oxley St. For more information and to RSVP, please call (626) 351-1917.
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 2014: National City
    Assemblymember Shirley Weber, the CSLB and the State Controller's Office are co-hosting this free event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Paradise Village, located at 2700 E. Fourth St. For more information and to RSVP, please call (619) 531-7913.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014: Moreno Valley
    Assemblymember Jose Medina, the CSLB and the State Controller's Office are co-hosting this free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Moreno Valley Senior Center, located at 25075 Fir Ave. For more information and to RSVP, please call (951) 369-6644.
  • Monday, Sept. 29, 2014: South San Francisco
    Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, the CSLB, the State Controller's Office, the California Public Utilities Commission and the City of South San Francisco are co-hosting this free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, located at 33 Arroyo Drive. For more information and to RSVP, please call (650) 349-2200.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014: Palo Alto
    Assemblymember Rich Gordon, the CSLB and the State Controller's Office are co-hosting this free event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Unity Palo Alto, located at 3391 Middlefield Road. For more information and to RSVP, please call (650) 691-2121.
  • Friday, Oct. 3, 2014: San Carlos
    Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, the CSLB and the State Controller's Office are co-hosting this free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the San Carlos Adult Community Center, located at 601 Chestnut St. For more information and to RSVP, please call (650) 349-2200.

Small Business Boot Camp:

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014: Free Tax and Resource Seminar for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, Fontana
    Controller John Chiang's Office will co-host a free seminar featuring social media tips for businesses, information on sales and use tax as well as accessing financing and funding for small businesses. This event will take place at the Fontana City Hall Council Chambers, located at 8353 Sierra Avenue. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., while the program runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Read more here. For more information contact (213) 833-6010. Sign up online here. This event is co-hosted by State Assembly Member Cheryl R. Brown.

Watch Past Webinar Videos:

  • The California State Controller’s Office, California Franchise Tax Board and California Employment Development Department teamed up for a webinar offering tax tips to the owners of small businesses on Jan. 10, 2013. Watch video of the webinar here, see a PDF of the presentation here, and read the transcript here.
  • The California State Controller’s Office and the California Franchise Tax Board teamed up for a webinar on sole proprietorships and limited liability companies on Oct. 10, 2012. Watch video of the webinar here, see a PDF of the presentation here, and read the transcript here.

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