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.

Oct
17
Tue
Intellectual Assets: A 4-module Series @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

INTELLECTUAL ASSETS: A 4-MODULE SERIES

The creation of intellectual assets and the management of intellectual property plays an important role in the development of a product and a business. When they are integrated into a dynamic innovation process, opportunities are identified and obstacles are avoided. Intellectual assets may include confidential information, proprietary information, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, copyrights and patents. Understanding how they are developed, protected, and leveraged can give an organization a competitive edge. This four-module series will give you an in-depth look at intellectual property development, protection, and strategies. You will better understand the practices of large organizations and see how you can gain the same advantages.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • The dynamic innovation processes used by large organizations
  • Confidential information and working with outside organizations
  • Domain names, trademarks, and copyright
  • Trade Secrets and defensive publications
  • Inventions and patents
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Understand the types of intellectual property and their purpose
  • Learn best practices and better manage your organization’s intellectual assets
  • Build a clear plan for developing intellectual assets for any business
Oct
18
Wed
Social Media/Marketing Sm Bus. – CRN 21099 @ West Bend Campus, Room T120
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm

Your social media presence is driven by the content you deliver to your audience. Photos, videos, testimonials – everything you create to tell the story of your product or service falls within the realm of content marketing. We will help you identify cost effective ways to tell your story and deliver powerful messages to your customers and prospects that will enhance your brand and work to increase sales.

This class meet on October 18, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Oct
23
Mon
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct 23 @ 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
Oct
24
Tue
Intellectual Assets: A 4-module Series @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

INTELLECTUAL ASSETS: A 4-MODULE SERIES

The creation of intellectual assets and the management of intellectual property plays an important role in the development of a product and a business. When they are integrated into a dynamic innovation process, opportunities are identified and obstacles are avoided. Intellectual assets may include confidential information, proprietary information, trade secrets, trademarks, domain names, copyrights and patents. Understanding how they are developed, protected, and leveraged can give an organization a competitive edge. This four-module series will give you an in-depth look at intellectual property development, protection, and strategies. You will better understand the practices of large organizations and see how you can gain the same advantages.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Learn About
  • The dynamic innovation processes used by large organizations
  • Confidential information and working with outside organizations
  • Domain names, trademarks, and copyright
  • Trade Secrets and defensive publications
  • Inventions and patents
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Understand the types of intellectual property and their purpose
  • Learn best practices and better manage your organization’s intellectual assets
  • Build a clear plan for developing intellectual assets for any business
Oct
25
Wed
MS Excel Level 2 Professional – CRN 20724 @ MPTC Jackson Regional Center, Room JX114
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

Covers more complex skills than those presented in Level 1 course, but with the same proven instructional design. Topics introduced include large worksheets and workbooks; tables; outlines; inserting clip art, pictures and SmartArt; templates; digital signatures; and more. After completing this course, students can successfully face the challenges presented in Microsoft Excel.

Please note this course is scheduled for October 25 and November 1 from 6-9 pm when registering. Thank you.

Oct
26
Thu
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

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

Register today! https://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/seminars/service/small-business-entrepreneurship/e-seed-entrepreneurship-training

Plan Well Retire Well-Soc Sec – CRN 20829 @ MPTC West Bend Campus, Room T117
Oct 26 @ 6:00 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.

This class meet on October 26, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Oct
30
Mon
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 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