Upcoming Business Programs

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SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
 This roundtable will focus on technology and manufacturing businesses. A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every entrepreneur faces. Get feedback and guidance from experienced fellow entrepreneurs on how to solve every-day business challenges. No business owner should walk alone. Use this group for advice and counsel that will lead to simply elegant solutions.

NaperLaunch Meetup - Mechanics of a Great Pitch

Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

You have the best product or service in the world, but you only have 10 minutes to present it! How do you structure this time? This session will organize your thoughts in the most persuasive way possible. You will walk away with a template that adapts to your needs. Richard Oberbruner is an Employee Engagement Trainer. His expertise is in applying Second City Theater improv techniques to solve business problems.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch (NIC)

Thursday, September 08, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
 This roundtable will focus on eCommerce businesses. A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every entrepreneur faces. Get feedback and guidance from experienced fellow entrepreneurs on how to solve every-day business challenges. No business owner should walk alone. Use this group for advice and counsel that will lead to simply elegant solutions.

Small Business: Quickbooks Accounting 101 (95th)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This session covers basic double-entry accounting concepts to include Financial Statements, the 5 types of accounts and how they work together to form an accounting system. How to record many of the basic transactions in QuickBooks will be demonstrated while reinforcing the basic accounting concepts. Participants may bring a laptop computer and work in personal copies of QuickBooks during the workshop.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
 This roundtable will focus on service businesses. A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every entrepreneur faces. Get feedback and guidance from experienced fellow entrepreneurs on how to solve every-day business challenges. No business owner should walk alone. Use this group for advice and counsel that will lead to simply elegant solutions.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
 This roundtable will focus on technology and manufacturing businesses. A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every entrepreneur faces. Get feedback and guidance from experienced fellow entrepreneurs on how to solve every-day business challenges. No business owner should walk alone. Use this group for advice and counsel that will lead to simply elegant solutions.

NaperLaunch Meetup: The Pitch Session

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

Want to practice your pitch? This is your opportunity to participate in a pitch session by making a 10 minute pitch or observing others and offering feedback. Pitchers can choose from three optional pitch formats: 

  • Request funding for growth of your business
  • Pitch for a partner to join your business
  • Make a sales pitch for your product or service

The Pitch session is held when there is a 5th Thursday in the month. Next session: Sept. 29.
No registration needed to observe and give feedback at this meet up.
To APPLY to give a 10 minute pitch, click on the Register Now button and submit your pitch for consideration.

Click here to register

Entrepreneurs Week: Effective Facebook Marketing (95th)

Monday, October 03, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
This presentation will evaluate the many tools of Facebook, including accounts, pages, groups, posts, likes, boosts, ads and insights, what all these mean and what combination works best for business growth. Longtime NaperLaunch contributor Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites will review each tool in turn and help small business owners determine the investment as well as the return.