Upcoming Business Programs

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NaperLaunch Meet-up: Government Contracting for Growth(NIC)

Thursday, September 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Rita Haake, Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will offer guidance on how to register for, search for and ultimately acquire government contracts for products and services. Getting through the maze that is government contracts just might be a new avenue for revenue growth!

Small Business Workshop:Business Funding - Angels & Crowds(NIC)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 at 6:30 PM -- Nichols Library
Learn what it takes for a business owner to convince a non-bank funding source to support the need for capital. Attendees will learn what the key decision points are, how to address them and how to make the deal attractive to investors. This program is presented in partnership with Fox Valley SCORE.

NaperLaunch Meet-up: QuickBooks: Running the Numbers(NIC)

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Dawn and Elliot Hershik will be back to continue our look at QuickBooks accounting software. This will be a deeper look at how QuickBooks supports basic accounting reporting for business performance assessment, planning and tax preparation.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch(NIC)

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
This is an open, semi-structured discussion, wherein participants share ideas on how to solve common challenges faced by most entrepreneurs. Business owners collaborate to identify and solve issues that hinder productivity and profitability.

NaperLaunch Meet-up: Supply Chain Logistics(NIC)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Rasmus Nielsen, RIM Logistics, Ltd., will address the logistics challenges for supply chain management. He will address the process starting with buying, manufacturing and shipping goods or raw materials into the United States and completing the production process "on-shore" and many of the potential pitfalls along the way.

NaperLaunch Meet-up: International Trade (NIC)

Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Whether you are a seasoned exporter or new to international business, this program will introduce new and existing export strategies - from international ecommerce to brick and mortar distributor channel development. Learn how to use the newest tools and technology to find and test international markets before market entry. Determine your company's readiness to take advantage of new export markets. Discover how to overcome barriers and risks, and much more. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

NaperLaunch Meet-up: The ABCs of Business Structure Planning (NIC)

Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
Are you wondering if there is any advantage to having a formal structure for your business? Are you confused about the difference between an LLC and a corporation? Wonder no more. Patricia Tauchert of Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd., will explain the ABCs of Business Structure Planning. Sponsored by NaperLaunch.

SCORE Business Roundtable at NaperLaunch(NIC)

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM -- Nichols Library
This is an open, semi-structured discussion, wherein participants share ideas on how to solve common challenges faced by most entrepreneurs. Business owners collaborate to identify and solve issues that hinder productivity and profitability.