Upcoming Business Programs

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Social Media:Blogging and Tweeting(NIC)

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
At this NaperLaunch Meet-up, Mary Rogers, an experienced blogger and social media marketer, will be continuing the training on Social Media Marketing. This presentation will cover the art of writing interesting blog posts and tweets that will get readers to click over to a website or landing page for more information.

Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Making the Commercial Real Estate Decision(NIC)

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
At this NaperLaunch Meet-up, Don Wenig, co-founder of tenant representation firm Blackacre Advisors, will discuss real estate options for a start-up company from virtual space to permanent space. He will discuss pros and cons of different space arrangements as well as common pitfalls along with an overview of the current commercial real estate markets. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Estate Planning And Taxes (NIC))Cancelled

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Presenters for The Foundation for Financial Education will show how to navigate demographics in a changing financial climate and how to leave a tax-free financial legacy even in uncertain times.

Financial Literacy Workshop - Maximize Social Security Benefits (NIC)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
There are 7 different social security strategies and 81 age combinations to consider when choosing to receive social security benefits. Participants in this workshop will gain a deeper understanding of social security rules and learn how to maximize its benefits.

SCORE Business Roundtable(NIC)

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
This is an open, semi-structured discussion, wherein participants share ideas on how to solve common challenges faced by most entrepreneurs. Business owners collaborate to identify and solve issues that hinder productivity and profitability.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Small Business Workshop: Business Planning (NIC)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Entrepreneur Mark Quigley, co-founder and chief executive officer of DezinerSoftware, will discuss business planning and demonstrate how to use software to create a plan worthy of a funding request presentation to a venture capitalist, angel investor or investment banker.

From eCommerce Startup to Shark Tank Success(NIC)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
At this NaperLaunch Meet-up, Scott Palmer, COO at Spikeball, Inc., will share lessons learned from his entrepreneurial journeys. He and his partners were able to launch a new venture a couple years back that has achieved scalability while creating a new sport and community.


Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Small Business Workshop:Business Funding - Angels & Crowds(NIC)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Learn what it takes for a business owner to convince a non-bank funding source to support the need for capital. Attendees will learn what the key decision points are, how to address them and how to make the deal attractive to investors. This program is presented in partnership with Fox Valley SCORE.