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NaperLaunch: SCORE Women's Business Roundtable (95th)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Nomura / Meeting Room C
Women business owners, startups and entrepreneurs come together to discuss business challenges and opportunities. Use this group as your advisory team and learn how to overcome the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
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NaperLaunch Marketing Series: Event Marketing, Part 2 (NIC)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room

The NaperLaunch Marketing Series covers more than 20 different topics related to marketing for small business. Each topic is covered in two-part sessions each month.

Event Marketing, Part 2, participants will:

1.    Learn how to use the Event Planning Worksheet to evaluate the potential for an event.
2.    Analyze the potential benefits of specific events and situations to determine their ROI.

Depending on the number of participants who bring real data, we may break into small groups so everyone can evaluate their events.

Janice Means, owner of Marketing with JR, will be today’s presenter.

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NaperLaunch: SCORE Business Roundtable - Community Room (NIC)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
A moderated open discussion addressing issues faced by the entrepreneurs and business owners who attend. Use this roundtable discussion as an advisory group to gain new insights, different perspectives and new techniques. Participants come away better prepared to startup or manage a business. 
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Entrepreneurs Week: Building Relationships Through Effective Listening (95th)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Learn key skills in relationship building and the “Seven Deadly Sins of Speaking.” Presented by John Panarese of SCORE Fox Valley.

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Entrepreneurs Week: Choosing a Retirement Solution for Small Businesses (95th)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room B
A retirement plan offers many benefits to a small business, including attracting and retaining qualified employees, tax savings and helps secure an owner’s own retirement. Gain valuable information for establishing a retirement plan. Presented by Scott Miller, U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits.

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NaperLaunch: SCORE Women's Business Roundtable (95th)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Nomura / Meeting Room C
Women business owners, startups and entrepreneurs come together to discuss business challenges and opportunities. Use this group as your advisory team and learn how to overcome the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
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NaperLaunch Marketing Series: Marketing Using Library Resources, Part 1 (NIC) - Entrepreneurs Week

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Participants will learn how to:
1. Access library print and online resources.
2. Identify potential customers in a sales territory.
3. Search for a list of prospective customers.
4. Research demographic data for a market territory.
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NaperLaunch Marketing Series: LinkedIn Marketing, Part 1 (NIC)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
LinkedIn is the most powerful professional branding tool available. But it's no longer enough to just have a profile; strategic thinking will stand out. Everything matters, from building an SEO optimized profile to leveraging relationships to using LinkedIn as a CRM tool. Presenter Tajuana Ross is known as “The LinkedIn Professor.” In this program, participants will learn how to go from being the hunter to the hunted on LinkedIn.
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Panel Discussion: All About Franchising (95th) - Entrepreneurs Week

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Franchisees from different industries will discuss the world of franchising and respond to questions. Moderated by Gloria Spielman, a Franchise Placement Coach with The Entrepreneurs’ Source Franchise.

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NaperLaunch: SCORE Business Roundtable - Community Room (NIC)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
A moderated open discussion addressing issues faced by the entrepreneurs and business owners who attend. Use this roundtable discussion as an advisory group to gain new insights, different perspectives and new techniques. Participants come away better prepared to startup or manage a business. 
View More

NaperLaunch: SCORE Women's Business Roundtable (95th)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
95th Street Library
Nomura / Meeting Room C
Women business owners, startups and entrepreneurs come together to discuss business challenges and opportunities. Use this group as your advisory team and learn how to overcome the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
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NaperLaunch Marketing Series Lab: Marketing Using Library Resources, Part 2 (NIC)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Nichols Library
Community Room
Participants will learn how to:
1. Research market share by industry.
2. Find trade show and trade association information.
3. Create sales call scripts for prospects in a selected industry.
4. Conduct a competitive analysis.

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NaperLaunch Marketing Series: LinkedIn Marketing, Part 2 (NIC)

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Nichols Library
Community Room
LinkedIn is the most powerful professional branding tool available. But it's no longer enough to just have a profile; strategic thinking will stand out. Everything matters, from building an SEO optimized profile to leveraging relationships to using LinkedIn as a CRM tool. Presenter Tajuana Ross is known as “The LinkedIn Professor.” In this program, participants will learn how to go from being the hunter to the hunted on LinkedIn.
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