Upcoming Business Programs

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Illinois procurement Technical Assistance Center

Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
The PTAC's mission is to advise small businesses how to navigate government contracting to maximize growth opportunities and marketing exposure to government agencies. Learn how to use the PTAC to get through the maze!
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Local entrepreneur Marty Bender built a multi-million dollar business. Listen to his story and learn what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Business Tech Workshops: Communication Fundamentals (NIC)

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM -- Nichols Library
Effective communication is more than what is said. This lynda.com tutorial will demonstrate how to make the message of a business more impactful and get desired results.

Business Roundtable(NIC)

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Join SCORE Mentors and other business owners in an informal roundtable discussion and learn how other entrepreneurs solve common, and not so common challenges.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

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.