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.

Jul
19
Thu
Explore Starting a Business – Oshkosh @ FVTC Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Jul 19 @ 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
Aug
8
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug
14
Tue
Startup Week FDL Kickoff Happy Hour @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Entrepreneurs, support organizations, regional collaborators and more –

All are invited to attend the Startup Week Wisconsin happy hour in Fond du Lac at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts on Tuesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. Cash bar will be available and light appetizers will be provided.

Find out more about what Startup Week Wisconsin is from its founder, Matt Cordio of Skills Pipeline in Milwaukee, as well as how you can get involved. Hear what Fond du Lac has started for Startup Wisconsin Week (Nov 5-11, 2018) and tell us what you’d like to see.

Find out more about Startup Week at https://wistartupweek.org.

Aug
15
Wed
Facebook for Small Business – CRN 21176 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

145 450 – Facebook for Small Business
Facebook gets people looking at you and your business, and has the potential to reach new customers. Learn how to use this social media tool as a resource that can benefit your small business. Students open an account, set up a Facebook page and learn what Facebook can and can’t do for a small business. Students should have a basic understanding of computers. Please bring your log-in information and passwords to class.

Class meets on Wednesday 08/15/18 in Room O107 at 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm in FDL.

Aug
22
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Waupaca @ FVTC Waupaca Regional Center
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug
29
Wed
Pro-Seed: Business Model Design @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am – 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
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
10
Mon
NEW BUSINESS SEMINAR-complimentary @ Moraine Park Technical College
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEW BUSINESS SEMINAR-complimentary

Monday, September 10
Moraine Park Technical College
Fond du Lac Campus
6:00p–8:55p /

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.

Moraine Park Technical College
Monday, September 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Fond du Lac Campus – O108

Registration Opens June 20.
For more information, please call 262-335-5828.

Sep
12
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Sep 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.

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
Wix Website Design CRN – 20834 @ Moraine Park Technical College FDL
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 19 @ 8:30 pm

145 437 – Wix Website Design  CRN 20834
The Wix website builder has everything you need to create a fully personalized, professional, high-quality, free website. It allows an optional paid site to help you do additional promotion of your business, online sales, and more. This is a hands on course that meets in a computer lab and will focus on getting you started on a free site with your start up navigation and site content.

Class meets on Wednesdays from 09/12 to 09/19/18 in FDL from 05:30 pm to  08:25 pm in Room O107.