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
4
Mon
New Business Seminar Services CRN 10265 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

145-436 10265 New Business Seminar Services
Knowledgeable tax specialists from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue will discuss basic State tax laws. Designed for new business owners and as a refresher for current business owners. Key tax topics include understanding business taxes, withholding, sales and use tax, electronic filing, and other helpful business tax considerations in WI. Helpful resources available through DOR will be available. Network with other new business owners in the community.

Class meet on Monday June 4, 2018 at the West Bend Campus.

Room L120 from 06:00PM to 08:55PM.

 

Jun
6
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Waupaca @ FVTC Waupaca Regional Center
Jun 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.

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
How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series – CRN – 10246 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm

145 440 – CRN – 10246  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 meet at the Beaver Dam Campus Bldg K K208 on Wednesdays from June 6 through July 17, 2018.

Class starts at 05:30PM to 08:25PM.

 

I-Intro Owning Small Business – CRN 10247 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm

145 441 – CRN 10247  Introduction to Owning a Small Business – Workshop 1
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.

Class meets at the Beaver Dam Campus Bldg K K208 on Wednesday June 6, 2018.

Class starts at 05:30PM to  08:25PM

Jun
12
Tue
Imagination Network Social Hour @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Jun 12 @ 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.

Jun
13
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun
18
Mon
QuickBooks Level 1 – CRN 10138 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm

101 408 – CRN 10138  QuickBooks Level 1
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.

Class meets at the Beaver Dam Campus Bldg K room K207 on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 18, 20, 25, and June 27, 2018.

Class starts at 05:30PM to 08:25PM.

Jun
20
Wed
II-Bus Plan Prt I-Plan Process – CRN 10248 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm

145 442 – CRN 10248  The Business Plan Part I: Planning Process – Workshop 2
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

Class meets at the Beaver Dam Campus Bldg K room K208 on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

Class starts at 05:30PM to  08:25PM.

Jun
21
Thu
Creating Fillable Forms with Word CRN – 10091 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm

103 426 –  CRN 10091 Creating Fillable Forms with Word
Improve your efficiency at work by collecting and processing form data more effectively. Replace your paper forms with ones that can be completed online. Learn to create forms in Word that include fill-in boxes, check boxes, drop down menus.

Class meets Thursday 06/21/18 from 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm at the West Bend campus in room L114.

 

Jun
25
Mon
Data Analysis with PivotTables – CRN 10105 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm

103 425  CRN 10105   Data Analysis with PivotTables
With ever increasing amounts of data, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. You already have experience working with Excel, but now need to be able to harness the power of the PivotTable feature and create PivotCharts. This will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for analysis, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningful when presented to others.

Class meets at the West Bend campus on June 25 an 27 (Monday and Wednesday) in room L112 from 5:30PM to 7:25PM.