Upcoming Business Programs

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The Vision Quest(NIC)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library

The Vision Quest: Funding, VCs, the Product Lifecycle, and the 2 Minute Elevator Speech
Paul Betten, a start-up consultant and retired program manager at Argonne National Laboratory, will present during this networking session. Paul will focus on key steps in commercializing an idea.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Paul Betten, Start-up Consultant and retired program manager at Argonne National Laboratoryill present duing this networking session.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.



Small business workshop: write your business plan using library resources (NIC)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Jack Curley, SCORE Mentor and Kent Palmer, Business Librarian, will review the basic approach to writing a business plan from Fox Valley SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses succeed. Participants will learn how to use library resources to develop the content of their business plan. While intended for start-up business owners, this workshop will guide any small business owner or manager, new or experienced,in the process of creating a business plan.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.

Write Your Business Plan Using Library Resources(NIC)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Jack Curley, SCORE Mentor, and Kent Palmer, Business Librarian, will team up to review the basic SCORE approach to writing a business plan with the added twist of looking at library resources that help in this process. While intended for start-up business owners, this workshop will guide any small business owner or manager, new or experienced, in the process of creating a business plan.

Meet-up & Guest Speaker(NIC)

Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Caroline St. Clair, Professor of Computer Science at North Central College, will talk about trends in web design and the impact on ecommerce, entrepreneurship and small business in general during this networking session.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.



Job search workshop(NIC)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library

Job search workshop: using social media in your job search
Learn best practices for using LinkedIn and other social media sites during the job search process. This seminar will focus on integrating a social network into an overall job search strategy. Tips will be shared on how to use unique tactics that will make a social media a more powerful and productive part of any job search.

Business Roundtable(NIC)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Join SCORE Mentors and other business owners in an informal roundtable discussion and learn how other owners solve today's challenges.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.


Illinois Procurement Techical Assistance Center

Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Amber Gardner, PTAC coordinator at College of DuPage, will explain the PTAC?'s mission. Learn ways to expand your business by pursuing government and large corporation contracts. The PTAC specializes in getting small business owners through the maze!