Past Chapter Luncheons and Events


The San Diego Chapter of The Network Professional Association presents



TOPIC:  Small Business? Thinking About Doing Business On-line?

SPEAKER: Dr. Stanley S. Wang

SPONSOR: California State University San Marcos

North County SD Chapter Meetings are held alternating first Wednesday evening of each month, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Join us for a great sampling of the quality training available through CSUSM. Symantec Visual Cafe will be used to demonstrate examples of useful Internet database applications.

According to researcher's estimation, revenue from Internet sales will increase from last year's 50 billion to 1.5 trillion estimated for the year 2003. Businesses, big or small, are increasingly conducting their business over the Internet, from improving their internal productivity to organizing their external relationships. Companies use their Web-based supply- system to automatically trigger expanded orders as their production increases. As customers doing business with a company over the Internet, they will automatically be sent marketing materials about related products. In this presentation, we will attempt to address the following  questions (among others):

  • 1. How can small business owners play this trillion dollar game with big players?
  • 2. As a small business owner, what do you need to know about doing business over the Internet?
  • 3. What do you need in order to start conducting your business over the Internet?
  • 4. What do you need to do to place your business on-line?
  • 5. Has the train left the station yet?
  • 6. Is it the right timing to join the train?
  • 7. Can you do it or should you out-source it?

About California State University, San Marcos
Founded in 1989, as the 20th campus in the California State University system, the San Marcos campus continues to develop and grow.  Students are taught with a 17:1 student:faculty ratio, by a diverse faculty, most of whom hold Doctoral or Terminal Degrees.  The College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Education offer a broad range of academic disciplines.   Students can choose from among 19 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs, as well as 15 teacher credential programs.  Student support services, small class sizes, close interaction with peers and faculty members, and innovative academic programs are just a few of the reasons students are attracted to CSU San Marcos.  Students have a unique opportunity to impact the creation of academic programs and services, student governance systems, and campus activities.

The mission of Extended Studies at CSUSM is to improve the quality of life in the campus and region by facilitating learning and educational opportunities for constituencies not traditionally served by the University. Extended Studies, in cooperation with CSUSM colleges and support units, contributes to the fulfillment of the University Mission of academic excellence through the facilitation, coordination, and oversight of non-state supported educational programs that generally serve the citizens of North County, San Diego and Southwest Riverside County. This includes businesses, not-for-profits, educational, and government agencies. Extended Studies has a primary role in encouraging faculty, students, and the community at large to actively participate in the accomplishment of its educational mission. For information on the programs offered by Extended Studies, visit the website at

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CSU San Marcos
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