Events

Looking to enhance your knowledge to help you start or grow your business?  Check this calendar often for a comprehensive list of  classes, seminars, Imagination Network meetings, and other events hosted by IGNITE! partners.

Aug
21
Mon
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EXPLORE STARTING A BUSINESS

The complimentary Explore Starting a Business session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business. Whether you want to own a part-time, home-based, micro, small or an entrepreneurial business, this session provides you with the information to get started.

Explore key factors in starting a business. Examine how to determine if you have a feasible idea, how to assess your business model and learn how developing a plan will build your business skills. Benefit from learning about all of the technical and financial resources available to help you launch a new business or reboot your existing business.

Learn About
  • The four (4) critical things you must do to launch and sustain a small business
  • Resources available to new and existing small business owners
  • Why the planning process is essential to your success
  • Skill sets needed to be a successful business owner
  • The legal, financial and regulatory issues
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Network with people who want to start a business or already operate a business
  • Get a realistic perspective of how to get a solid start in business ownership
  • Participate in lively discussions that will answer key questions about launching and growing a business
  • Learn about how to get money to launch or grow your small business

Are you a Veteran looking to start your own business? The ENVoy Program is for you! Register to attend a complimentary session to learn more. For additional information visit: www.fvtc.edu/ENVoy.

Aug
23
Wed
Explore Business Model Design Workshop @ Waupun Public Library
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sign up for the Explore Business Model Design workshop. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn the nine essential business model building blocks, be introduced to different business and revenue models that could help increase revenues, and understand why business model design is the new core competency you need to develop.

Join us for the first opportunity on Wednesday, August 23 at the Waupun Public Library, 1235 S. Forest St., Waupun, WI.

Cost: FREE

Please call us at 920-322-1887 or email us at info@ignitefdlc.com with your contact information to register today!

Aug
29
Tue
Explore Intellectual Assets @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EXPLORE INTELLECTUAL ASSETS

The development of intellectual assets is becoming increasingly important in business development. These assets may include confidential information, proprietary information, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, and patents. This complimentary event will provide an overview of intellectual property and how it is used in product and business development.

Learn About

  • Overview of dynamic innovation
  • Confidential information and working with outside organizations
  • Domain names, trademarks, and copyright
  • Inventions and patents
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Acquire a better understanding of the types of intellectual property and their purpose
  • Learn how intellectual assets are created and developed
Plan Well Retire Well-Soc Sec – CRN 20701 @ MPTC Fond du Lac Campus, Room O108
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Being well informed in making the decision on how and when to file for Social Security benefits could now be more critical than ever. The government is providing less support and information to applicants. Before you apply, you need to know what your options are so YOU can make the best decisions regarding your current and future financial needs.

Aug
30
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 30 @ 7:30 am – Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm

PRO-SEED™: BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That’s a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Benefit from learning about your strategic partners, key business activities and resources, cost structures, value proposition and customer relationships. We’ll also explore distribution channels, customer segments and revenue streams.

Devote two days and learn how to invent new business models for your organization. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow’s successful enterprise.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Empowering your product/service/technology with business model innovation
  • Inventing a new business model
  • Taking some risk and experimenting
  • Prototyping, testing and experimenting with the new business model you invent
  • Describing, analyzing and designing a new business model
  • Eliminating “blah-blah-blah” and move your business forward
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Create new business models that drive growth
  • Develop a business plan to execute your business model
  • Transform the way you do business
Sep
5
Tue
Explore Intellectual Assets @ FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EXPLORE INTELLECTUAL ASSETS

The development of intellectual assets is becoming increasingly important in business development. These assets may include confidential information, proprietary information, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, and patents. This complimentary event will provide an overview of intellectual property and how it is used in product and business development.

Learn About

  • Overview of dynamic innovation
  • Confidential information and working with outside organizations
  • Domain names, trademarks, and copyright
  • Inventions and patents
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Acquire a better understanding of the types of intellectual property and their purpose
  • Learn how intellectual assets are created and developed
Sep
6
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Waupaca @ FVTC Waupaca Regional Center
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

EXPLORE STARTING A BUSINESS

The complimentary Explore Starting a Business session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business. Whether you want to own a part-time, home-based, micro, small or an entrepreneurial business, this session provides you with the information to get started.

Explore key factors in starting a business. Examine how to determine if you have a feasible idea, how to assess your business model and learn how developing a plan will build your business skills. Benefit from learning about all of the technical and financial resources available to help you launch a new business or reboot your existing business.

Learn About
  • The four (4) critical things you must do to launch and sustain a small business
  • Resources available to new and existing small business owners
  • Why the planning process is essential to your success
  • Skill sets needed to be a successful business owner
  • The legal, financial and regulatory issues
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Network with people who want to start a business or already operate a business
  • Get a realistic perspective of how to get a solid start in business ownership
  • Participate in lively discussions that will answer key questions about launching and growing a business
  • Learn about how to get money to launch or grow your small business

Are you a Veteran looking to start your own business? The ENVoy Program is for you! Register to attend a complimentary session on April 19 to learn more. For additional information visit: www.fvtc.edu/ENVoy.

Sep
7
Thu
MS Excel Level 1 Professional – CRN 21069 @ MPTC Fond du Lac Campus, Room O107
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm

Covers beginning-level skills and is ideal for the newer computer user who wants to become well versed in Excel. Topics introduced include the Ribbon interface: entering and editing data; selecting cells and ranges; printing worksheets; creating formulas and functions, formatting cell contents; inserting and deleting columns, rows, and cells; charts; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in Microsoft Excel.

Sep
11
Mon
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

E-SEED: ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

Thinking of starting a business? Need help? E-seed™ assists start-up, early-stage entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners in developing management and planning tools for their businesses. Participants develop a business plan through completion of weekly activities and business planning templates. Experts from the small business and entrepreneurial community provide insight into legal, management, marketing, technology, accounting and financing aspects of operating a successful small business.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Small business ownership—Is it right for you?
  • Identifying and analyzing your industry, competition and market
  • Legal issues facing business owners
  • Bookkeeping and accounting systems
  • Networking with other peers, small business owners, entrepreneurs and business leaders
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Develop a business plan to guide the launch of your new business
  • Cultivate and grow your customer and resource networks
  • Receive one-on-one support and coaching inside and outside of each session
  • Gain insight from guest expert speakers
Training Outline
  • Introduction, Overview & Starting the Process
  • What to do Before the Business Plan is Written
  • Preparing the Business Plan
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Industry Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Marketing Plan
  • Management Team & Company Structure
  • Operations Plan & Product Service Development Plan
  • Financial Projections
  • Presenting the Plan with Confidence
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

E-SEED: ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

Thinking of starting a business? Need help? E-seed™ assists start-up, early-stage entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners in developing management and planning tools for their businesses. Participants develop a business plan through completion of weekly activities and business planning templates. Experts from the small business and entrepreneurial community provide insight into legal, management, marketing, technology, accounting and financing aspects of operating a successful small business.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • Small business ownership—Is it right for you?
  • Identifying and analyzing your industry, competition and market
  • Legal issues facing business owners
  • Bookkeeping and accounting systems
  • Networking with other peers, small business owners, entrepreneurs and business leaders
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Develop a business plan to guide the launch of your new business
  • Cultivate and grow your customer and resource networks
  • Receive one-on-one support and coaching inside and outside of each session
  • Gain insight from guest expert speakers
Training Outline
  • Introduction, Overview & Starting the Process
  • What to do Before the Business Plan is Written
  • Preparing the Business Plan
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Industry Analysis
  • Market Analysis
  • Marketing Plan
  • Management Team & Company Structure
  • Operations Plan & Product Service Development Plan
  • Financial Projections
  • Presenting the Plan with Confidence