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.

Jun
19
Mon
QuickBooks Level 1 – CRN 10203 @ MPTC Beaver Dam Campus - Bldg K - K207
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 28 @ 8:30 pm

This is a brief introductory course that covers the basic concepts of QuickBooks. It also reviews fundamental accounting concepts. The key lesson features you will learn are managing QuickBook files, working with customer and vendor transactions, banking with QuickBooks, planning and creating a new company, and opening of balances and balance sheet reports. Textbook required.

Jun
26
Mon
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jun 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

Jun
27
Tue
Intellectual Assets: A 4-module Series @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun
28
Wed
Social Media/Online Sm. Bus. – CRN 10265 @ MPTC Fond du Lac Campus Bldg O - O106.1
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A solid strategy is the key to social media success. We will help you identify which social media platforms are best suited to market your business and enhance your brand. You will learn to develop a strategy to sustain your social media presence and measure your success.

Jul
3
Mon
E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jul 3 @ 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

Jul
10
Mon
QuickBooks Level 2 – CRN 10206 @ MPTC Beaver Dam Campus - Bldg K - K207
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm

This course is a continuation of QuickBooks Level 1. Students are guided with step by step instructions covering advanced topics of QuickBooks: working with physical inventory, payroll and job costing, creating estimates and formatting options, working with balance sheets and customizing your QuickBooks file using reports and graphs. Textbook required.

 

E-seed Entrepreneurship Training @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jul 10 @ 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

Jul
11
Tue
Explore Intellectual Assets @ FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul
12
Wed
Explore Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

EXPLORE BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN

The complimentary Explore Business Model Design session will help expand your business by enabling you to map and streamline your business model. Today, innovating the business model is the most critical competency a company needs to develop and execute. If this were a once-in-a-business-life-cycle occurrence, you could hire consultants to do this for you. It’s not. This is the 21st century way to empower your product, service, technology. Having the best product, service, technology was yesterday’s game. Today you need to still have the best and you need to couple that with a powerful business model. That’s a winning strategy.

Learn About
  • Exploring the evolution of business model design
  • Identifying key business design tools
  • Understanding how business model design will help you reinterpret strategy through the lens of the business model canvas
Benefits & Outcomes
  • Meet and interact with people who are like you
  • Get a realistic perspective of a business plan
  • You’ll also hear from small business owners who have experienced real results from learning how to use business model design tools, techniques and resources to invent new business models that are driving growth in their businesses
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jul 12 @ 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.