Upcoming Business Programs
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Small Business Week - write your business plan with library resources (NIC)Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Jack Curley, SCORE mentor, and Kent Palmer, business librarian, will review the basic approaches to writing a business plan, using library resources and tips from Fox Valley SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses succeed.
Small Business week: Networking for business owners (NIC)Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Learn the basics of networking and how to apply a networking strategy in a business. See how networking can easily increase the number of contacts that will lead to new partners, suppliers and customers. Identify ways to overcome obstacles to generate effective networking.
Web Design, Optimization and Online Marketing (NIC)Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Creating an online business profile is the first step toward search engine optimization and increased sales success online. Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites will explain the basic concepts of web design with an eye on increasing web traffic and sales.
Small Business Week: What it takes to be an entrepreneur (NIC)Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Gary Grottke, local business owner, entrepreneur and author, will discuss the organizational and managerial issues every business owner must face. Attendees will learn about planning, funding, formation, partnership, employee building, budgeting and forecasting as well as website development and other administrative issues.