Upcoming Business Programs

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SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, May 26, 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: Making a Funding Pitch

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
John Koranda, Naperville Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, will discuss the basic elements that a banker will expect to see in a funding request from a small business owner. John will explain the loan process, what is required of the business owner, and the minimum requirements for consideration of loan approval. A Q&A will follow and attendees may ask about other small business banking services in addition to the loan process.

Small Business: An Insider's View of Management (95th)

Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Local business adviser Brett Keenan will address a cross-section of management techniques covering key dimensions of foundational success for a small business. Three of the key areas of discussion will be budgeting, human resources management and legal issues. An open question-and-answer session that may lead to other interesting topics also will take place.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, June 09, 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.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, June 16, 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, June 23, 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, June 30, 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 sessions: June 30 and 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

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, July 14, 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.