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
30
Thu
How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series  CRN 21389 @ Ripon Regional Center at Ripon High School
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm

145 440 – How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series  CRN 21389
Small, growing businesses need help. The reality of entrepreneurship is that you can’t do it all on your own. This series of 5 consecutive workshops are designed to give you the business management skills and resources necessary to succeed in today’s competitive market. Take one or all 5 workshops. Each workshop meets for 3 hours for a total of 15 hours. Cost 175.00 (62 and over $121.32 ).

Series:

The class meets on Thursdays from 08/30 to 09/27/18 at 05:30 pm to 08:25 pm in Room RIPN1302 in RIP.

145-441 CRN 21390   I-Intro Owning Small Business. This seminar concentrates on the organization and elements of a basic business plan. Learn the uses of a business plan and when and why it is necessary – a must for people starting their own business or business owners seeking financing. No prerequisite. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

145-442 CRN 21390  II-Bus Plan Prt I-Plan Process. This seminar concentrates on the organization and elements of a basic business plan. Learn the uses of a business plan and when and why it is necessary – a must for people starting their own business or business owners seeking financing. No prerequisite. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

145 443 CRN 21392   III-The Business Plan Part II: Marketing and Promotion This seminar continues from Part I, the Planning Process, by focusing on the business plan and its effect on marketing and promotion for the business owner. The Business Plan Part I: Planning Process recommended. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

145-444  CRN 21393  IV-Create Budget for Small Bus R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 09/20/18 09/20/18 RIP.  Learn to plan and forecast your cash needs in order to start, operate, or purchase a business. This step-by-step seminar concentrates on the basics of cash flow planning. This seminar teaches you the proper format and purpose of this vital part of operating a small business. No prerequisite. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

145 445  CRN  21394  V-Financing a Small Business. Learn where and how to borrow money, the dos and don’ts of borrowing, and the different sources of money available to you. Learn how to build the proper banking relationship and what is needed to secure that business loan. No prerequisite. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

 

Sep
26
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A weekly event that connects entrepreneurs and the Fond du Lac community over conversation and coffee!

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

1MCFDL will host entrepreneurs weekly at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

Social Media Your Online Strategy I CRN 20808 @ Moraine Park Technical College West Bend
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

145 448 – Social Media Your Online Strategy I  CRN 20808
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’ll learn to develop a strategy to sustain your social media presence and measure your success.

Class meets on Wednesday 09/26/18 from 05:30 pm to 08:25 pm in Room L114 in WB.

Oct
2
Tue
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Oct 2 @ 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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
Oct
3
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A weekly event that connects entrepreneurs and the Fond du Lac community over conversation and coffee!

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

1MCFDL will host entrepreneurs weekly at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

Desktop QuickBooks Classes @ New Horizons of Wisconsin - Fox Cities
Oct 3 @ 2:09 pm – 3:09 pm
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Series – CRN 20692 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Oct 3 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:30 pm

145 440 – How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series
Small, growing businesses need help. The reality of entrepreneurship is that you can’t do it all on your own. This series of 5 consecutive workshops are designed to give you the business management skills and resources necessary to succeed in today’s competitive market. Take one or all 5 workshops. Each workshop meets for 3 hours for a total of 15 hours.

Class meets on Wednesday at 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm in Room T118 from 10/03/18 to 10/31/18 in WB.

Series:

145-441  CRN 20693  I-Intro Owning Small Business W 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 10/03/18 10/03/18 WB. Participants will be introduced to what it takes to start or purchase a small business. You will get practical advice and ideas that work. We will show you where to find the resources needed to take the next step and discuss economic and other factors of business ownership. No prerequisite.

145-442  CRN 20694  II-Bus Plan Prt I-Plan Process W 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 10/10/18 10/10/18 WB. This seminar concentrates on the organization and elements of a basic business plan. Learn the uses of a business plan and when and why it is necessary – a must for people starting their own business or business owners seeking financing. No prerequisite.

145-443  CRN 20695  III-Bus Plan Prt II-Mrkt/Promo W 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 10/17/18 10/17/18 WB. This seminar continues from Part I, the Planning Process, by focusing on the business plan and its effect on marketing and promotion for the business owner. The Business Plan Part I: Planning Process recommended.

145-444   CRN 20696 IV-Create Budget for Small Bus W 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 10/24/18 10/24/18 WB. Learn to plan and forecast your cash needs in order to start, operate, or purchase a business. This step-by-step seminar concentrates on the basics of cash flow planning. This seminar teaches you the proper format and purpose of this vital part of operating a small business. No prerequisite.

145-445   CRN 20697  V-Financing a Small Business W 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 10/31/18 10/31/18 WB. Learn where and how to borrow money, the dos and don’ts of borrowing, and the different sources of money available to you. Learn how to build the proper banking relationship and what is needed to secure that business loan. No prerequisite.

Oct
9
Tue
Imagination Network Social Hour @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our Entrepreneurial Social Hour!  Enjoy a casual get together with other entrepreneurs, inventors and resource providers.

Join us for a beverage, dinner and conversation to build relationships, learn from one another, and tap into each other’s networks*.

You never know who you will meet each month that can help you find success in advancing your idea or business.

 

*Beverages and dinner to be paid on your own.

Oct
10
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A weekly event that connects entrepreneurs and the Fond du Lac community over conversation and coffee!

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

1MCFDL will host entrepreneurs weekly at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

Desktop QuickBooks Classes @ New Horizons of Wisconsin - Fox Cities
Oct 10 @ 2:09 pm – 3:09 pm