Upcoming Business Programs

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International Trade Center Presentation(NIC)

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Mary Ma from the International Trade Center at Governor's State University will introduce new initiatives for developing import and export trade with Asian markets.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Small Business Week - write your business plan with library resources (NIC)

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Jack Curley, SCORE mentor, and Kent Palmer, business librarian, will review the basic approaches to writing a business plan, using library resources and tips from Fox Valley SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses succeed.

Small Business week: Networking for business owners (NIC)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Learn the basics of networking and how to apply a networking strategy in a business. See how networking can easily increase the number of contacts that will lead to new partners, suppliers and customers. Identify ways to overcome obstacles to generate effective networking.

Web Design, Optimization and Online Marketing (NIC)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Creating an online business profile is the first step toward search engine optimization and increased sales success online. Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites will explain the basic concepts of web design with an eye on increasing web traffic and sales.

Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC) NaperLaunch

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Local attorney, Amy Toepper, will address legal issues faced by every entrepreneur.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Small Business Week: What it takes to be an entrepreneur (NIC)

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Gary Grottke, local business owner, entrepreneur and author, will discuss the organizational and managerial issues every business owner must face. Attendees will learn about planning, funding, formation, partnership, employee building, budgeting and forecasting as well as website development and other administrative issues.

SCORE Business Roundtable(NIC)

Thursday, May 21, 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.

Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC) NaperLaunch

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Experience and learn to use a business planning software called Intercept Startup to create your next business plan.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.