Upcoming Business Programs

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The ABCs of buying a home (NIC)

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Monika Tkaczyck, mortgage consultant from 1st Advantage Mortgage, will provide an excellent overview of the home-buying process. The topics will include household budgeting, building credit, tips on improving credit scores, home loan financing options and down payment assistance programs. Learn about the importance of selecting the right team of a realtor, inspector, attorney and lender as well as the roles they play in the process, including home search, contract negotiation and closing.

Selecting the right life insurance (NIC)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Bernie Wrezinski from the Foundation for Financial Education, will provide answers to basic questions, including how much life insurance an individual should buy, what types of plans are available and how does life insurance fit into an estate plan. Adults 18 years old and older will benefit the most from this presentation.

NaperLaunch Meetup(NIC)

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
John Panarese will help participants get their sales focus. What are the key qualities of an excellent salesperson? What are the key principles of 'Sales Greatness' and how are they put into practice? What habits must be developed to succeed in selling?

Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

The rest of your life: considerations for retirement planning (NIC)

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Graham Craig, a Baird & Co. financial planner, will identify the financial planning steps and actions that should be considered in view of future retirement.

Business Tech Workshops: Leadership Fundamentals (NIC)

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
During this lynda.com tutorial, participants can learn to cultivate leadership traits that will help inspire team members, successfully manage change and conflict and better serve the needs of the organization.

Business Tech Workshops: Youtube Basics (NSL)

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Learn how to create a business account on YouTube as well as view and upload videos. Also, watch a lynda.com tutorial about building an audience and monetizing a YouTube channel.

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International Trade Center Presentation(NIC)

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Mary Ma from the International Trade Center at Governor's State University will introduce new initiatives for developing import and export trade with Asian markets.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

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.