Upcoming Business Programs

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NaperLaunch Meetup - Prepare Your Pitch Deck for a VC

Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

Now that your strategies are set and the business plan is written, what goes into the pitch deck for the VC? Mark Quigley, CEO of Deziner Software, will help you figure that out as he gives instruction and a demonstration for creating a pitch deck and preparing to make the VC funding request.

Small Business: Inside Google (95th)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Bruce Jones, chief executive officer at Design & Promote, will present the Best Tools You Don't Know About in Google that can be used by business owners. The presentation covers key areas of business where specific Google tools work best to meet specific goals. Topics will include search engine optimization, project management, media monitoring, social media, mobile marketing and website tools.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, August 11, 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.

Job Search: Business Writing In Job Search (95th)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
More than ever, how one writes projects an image - a personal message about who they are, what they do and how much they want the job. Becky Brillon, program director at the Community Career Center, will share examples, tips and strategies for job search business correspondence, including cover letters, handbills, professional bios, resumes, letters of reference and sincere thank-you notes.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, August 18, 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, 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

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.