Upcoming Business Programs

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NaperLaunch Meetup: Pitching for a Strategic Alliance Partner

Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Greg Huebner, President of Forte Business Performance & Growth, is a business consultant specializing in leveraging business owner strengths and key assets. Greg has a solid record of resourceful, innovative, top and bottom-line management expertise. His career accomplishments feature both new products and business turnarounds including multimillion dollar licensing deals and bringing new products to market. Greg's experience covers a diverse range of companies including frozen foods, juice drinks, steel foundries, steel fabricators, electrical contracting, parts manufacturers, pottery and a psychiatric clinic. Greg will discuss how to pitch for a strategic partner.

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.

Small Business: E-Commerce - Leveraging The Internet (95th)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM -- 95th Street Library
Bob Koch, chief executive officer at Quiver Pen Holders, will share a personal journey from new product idea, to manufacturer selection, to building an Internet storefront site. Topics will include the critical elements of an e-commerce store, using social media and search engines, key metrics to monitor, evolution of the storefront over time, shipping overseas, currency conversion, language challenges and achieving one's dream.

Artists & Artisans Roundtable

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM -- 95th Street Library
A 90 minute discussion on relevant business issues every Artist and Artisan 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. This roundtable will focus on the business of Artist and Artisan entrepreneurs.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch

Thursday, July 21, 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, July 28, 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.

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.