Upcoming Business Programs

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Job search workshop:Bring your job search to the library (NIC)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Job seekers can learn how to use the library's online resources during their job search. The program will cover databases that help identify industry and job demand, salary ranges, resume development and interview preparation. Individuals can learn how to create lists of potential employers by industry classification and research news, executive names and financial information for specific companies.

Meetup & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
As the Naperville City Council liaison to the Library's Board of Trustees, Bob Fieseler has helped with the creation and development of NaperLaunch. In his professional work as a patent lawyer, Bob works every day with start-ups to protect their innovations and grow their businesses. Guest speaker and networking.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.

Exporting and New Technologies

Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
The International Trade Center at COD addresses new and existing strategies?--from international ecommerce to brick & mortar distribution channel development.
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Intellectual property fundamentals (NIC)

Monday, October 06, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Steven M. Evans, Patent and Trial Attorney, of Chicago IP Law, will present information on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Learn about the process of making these registrations to find out what they actually protect. This is a part of NaperLaunch program.

Choosing an organizational structure (NIC)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
James L. Poznak, of Poznak Law Firm Ltd., will cover the tax and legal advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. He will also discuss the necessary steps to start each of these businesses.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.

E-Commerce - Leveraging the internet for your business idea (NIC)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Bob Koch, e-commerce entrepreneur, of QuiverGlobal.com, will explore topics like advertising using social media and search engines, key metrics to monitor,evolving store fronts, shipping overseas, currency conversion as well as language challenges. Entrepreneur Bob Koch will discuss the critical elements involved with an e-commerce store, including new product idea,manufacturer selection and building an Internet store front site.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.

Meetup & Guest Speaker

Thursday, October 09, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Listen to Christine Jeffries, President of the Naperville Development Partnership, who is instrumental in economic development in Naperville. Networking session.

Succession Planning (NIC)

Thursday, October 09, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Harry McCabe, succession planning consultant at Harry McCabe Advisors, will focus on the various ways a business owner can end ownership of a business. Preparing for ownership transitions should be a part of sound business planning.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.