Upcoming Business Programs

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The Art of Starting a Business​(NIC)

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at 9:00 AM -- Nichols Library
This Illinois Small Business Development Center workshop provides knowledge about opening a business, understanding entrepreneurial DNA, branding, differences in corporate structures and registering a business.
Hosted by NaperLaunch.

Job search workshop(NIC)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library

Job search workshop: Networking For Job Seekers
Not getting any interviews? Job hunters can learn the basic skills of job search networking to advance to the next level. They also will find out how to make new contacts and build a network using the basic skills in three environments ?- face-to-face, telephone and online contact.

Mastering Internet Sales (NIC)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library

Small Business Workshop: Mastering Internet Sales
Internet sales consultant Norbert Barszczewski will teach business owners how to convert website visitors into customers and how to move a business website to the top of the Google, Yahoo and Bing search engine results. He also will discuss how to effectively use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as how to create and execute an effective professional HTML-based email marketing campaign.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

NaperLaunch Meetup(NIC)

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
During this networking session, Brad Back, a consultant at Fran-Net, will be discussing the pros and cons of franchising vs. starting a business. He will reveal the "hot" franchise categories, as well as funding alternatives. Find out if franchising is right for you in this informational and educational session.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

Business Roundtable(NIC)

Thursday, February 19, 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)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
During this networking session, entrepreneur Mark Quigley, CEO of DezinerSoftware, will discuss how to prepare to request funding from a VC, angel investor or investment banker.​
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

International Trade Opportunities(NIC)

Thursday, March 05, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Zachary Person, program manager of the International Trade Center at College of DuPage will present valuable insights about import/export business opportunities. Explore international trade as a new or enhanced income stream.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

NaperLaunch Meetup(NIC)

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
During this networking session, Deb DiSandro, a consultant at Slightly Off, will present a brief workshop on how to make impressive and successful presentations to potential capital funding sources, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and investment Bankers.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.
Sponsored by NaperLaunch.