Mentoring & Discussion Groups

SCORE Mentoring

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to entrepreneurs throughout the United States. Naperville Public Library partners with the Fox Valley chapter of SCORE to provide mentoring and discussion group opportunities to its customers.

More information on mentoring can be found on the Fox Valley SCORE website. NaperLaunch events offer opportunities for participants to get acquainted with SCORE volunteers.

Women in Business Meet-Up

The NaperLaunch Women in Business Meet-up convenes on the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30AM – 10:30AM. Participants may attend via Zoom or in-person at the 95th Street Library. 

This opportunity provides a place for women entrepreneurs to network and discuss their unique challenges and needs as they work through the stages of their businesses. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to join and experience a peer group where they can share ideas, discuss strategies and work through complex issues facing their business.

Find upcoming meet-up dates here.

Startup Roundtable

This bimonthly group is intended for recent startups (less than 3 years in business) who want to network with other local entrepreneurs, share experiences and ask questions.

Contact Lindsay Harmon for more information.

Master Mind Groups

In the classic book Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill writes that power comes from accumulated knowledge. An individual can organize that knowledge, accumulate more of it, and do so faster by taking advantage of the “master mind,” those persons who have mastered certain skills or processes and who possess superior subject matter knowledge. To access that powerful knowledge and thus move at a quicker pace toward certain objectives or successful endeavors, Hill recommends forming master mind groups in which individuals gain insights from one another’s accumulated knowledge and experience.

NaperLaunch follows this concept by sponsoring three master mind groups. Each group will meet monthly on Thursday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. The groups will be formed by registration only and each group will meet on a different week of the month. Each group will be limited to 15 participants at a time; if one person drops out, then another may join. The group members will become intimately acquainted with the business models and plans of each participant. Expert advisors will also be on hand to add insights to the conversation in each meeting. Each master mind meeting will follow an agenda and each member of the group is expected to actively participate.

A registrant’s choice of which week of the month they wish to participate will determine the group in which they are placed.

Registration is now open. Contact Lindsay Harmon for more information.

  1. Lindsay Harmon

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