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
31
Wed
Facebook for Small Business -CRN 21177 @ Moraine Park Technical College
Oct 31 @ 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 meet on Wednesday 10/31/18 at 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm in Room T105 in WB.

Nov
6
Tue
Fraud Awareness Workshop Lunch n Learn @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fraud Awareness Workshop Lunch n Learn @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

Nonprofits and small business owners likely do not believe they are subject to fraud, but anyone can be subjected to fraudulent activities.

Verity Financial Fraud Examiners of Northeast Wisconsin is a supporting organization for International Fraud Awareness Week (November 11-17, 2018) and is supporting businesses and other organizations in Northeast WI with a free workshop on fraud prevention.

Lunch to be provided by Envision Greater Fond du Lac.

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

 

ABOUT STARTUP Fond du Lac WEEK
 
Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.
 
ABOUT STARTUP WISCONSIN
 
Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward. Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ. To learn more about Startup Wisconsin visit: http://startupwi.org
Imagination Network Award Ceremony and Entrepreneurial Showcase @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Imagination Network Award Ceremony and Entrepreneurial Showcase @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

Imagination Network of Wisconsin is the peer group of IGNITE! Business Success for entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the Fond du Lac area. Its November meeting will offer a showcase of various entrepreneurial talent as well as the awarding of the second annual Award for Entrepreneurship, sponsored by Alliance Manufacturing.

This yearly celebration of entrepreneurship in the region allows for opportunities to socialize and learn from other entrepreneurs in the area. Cash bar available thanks to location host Thelma and food available for purchase by Downtown Deli to Go.

Nominations are still being accepted for Fond du Lac area businesses for the Award for Entrepreneurship and nominations can be made here.

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

 

ABOUT STARTUP Fond du Lac WEEK
 
Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.
 
ABOUT STARTUP WISCONSIN
 
Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward. Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ. To learn more about Startup Wisconsin visit: http://startupwi.org
Nov
7
Wed
Startup Fond du Lac Week – Waupun School Visit – Innovation Center and more! @ Waupun Area School District
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No RSVP necessary!

 

Several CTE Departments, Agriculture, Business, Family Consumer Science, and Technology education, will be on display November 7 at Waupun Junior/Senior High School for the public to see. There will be food and fun, and this is a great opportunity to see the skills of what our students are learning for life after high school. One special area of interest is the new Warrior Innovation Center. All night long, Waupun students will be running the equipment for everyone in the public to get an inside look at what they are capable of. We hope that you can find some time to stop down!

 

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 Corridor region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.

Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward.  Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

Explore Starting Your Own Business @ Werner-Harmsen Event Center
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Explore Starting Your Own Business @ Werner-Harmsen Event Center | Waupun | Wisconsin | United States
As part of Startup Wisconsin Week, join us for a complimentary Explore Starting Your Own Business workshop. Discover resources in our community that are designed to help you gain an understanding of what it takes to launch and operate a small business.

Whether you currently own a small business, or want to start one, this session provides information to help you. Explore ways to assess feasibility of a business idea, evaluate and optimize your business model, learn about the importance of building a business plan, and understand what resources are available to help you realize your dream of owning a small business.

 

This free session is hosted by the City of Waupun Economic Development team in collaboration with the IGNITE! Resource Network of Fond du Lac County.

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

 

Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 Corridor region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.

 

Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward. Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.

Nov
8
Thu
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Series CRN- 20677 @ Moraine Park Technical College FDL
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm

145 440 – How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series  CRN 20677
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 ).

Class meets on Thursdays from 11/08 to 12/13/18 in FDL, in Room O108 at 05:30 pm to 08:25 pm.

Series:

145-441  CRN 20678    I-Intro Owning Small Business R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 11/08/18 11/08/18 FDL. 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. Cost $40.00 ( 62 and over $26.58 ).

145-442  CRN 20679   II-Bus Plan Prt I-Plan Process R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 11/15/18 11/15/18 FDL. 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 20680   III-Bus Plan Prt II-Mrkt/Promo R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 11/29/18 11/29/18 FDL. 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  20681  IV-Create Budget for Small Bus R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 12/06/18 12/06/18 FDL. 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  20682  V-Financing a Small Business R 05:30 pm – 08:25 pm 12/13/18 12/13/18 FDL.  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 ).

 

 

Nov
10
Sat
IdeaCamp @ Moraine Park Technical College
Nov 10 all-day
IdeaCamp @ Moraine Park Technical College | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

Join your fellow community members at IdeaCamp Fond du Lac for a day of participant-led learning! IdeaCamp is not your typical conference; attendees determine the content and activities! Participants interested in presenting a topic add their name and their topic to an open spot on the schedule, choosing a session time and a sponsored room. Everyone checks out the schedule and attends the sessions of their choosing. Simple, collaborative and unlike any other event out there, IdeaCamp is your opportunity to connect with your community, your neighbors and yourself! Bring your thirst for knowledge and appetite for conversation.

This event is a collaboration of IGNITE! Business Success with Envision Greater Fond du Lac and the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac.

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor.

 

ABOUT STARTUP Fond du Lac WEEK
 
Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 – 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 region of Wisconsin. The week’s programming showcases the community’s emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.
 
ABOUT STARTUP WISCONSIN
 
Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state’s economy forward. Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ. To learn more about Startup Wisconsin visit: http://startupwi.org
Nov
14
Wed
Explore Starting a Business – Appleton @ FVTC D.J. Bordini Center
Nov 14 @ 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
Dec
3
Mon
NEW BUSINESS SEMINAR-complimentary @ Moraine Park Technical College
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEW BUSINESS SEMINAR-complimentary

Moraine Park Technical College
Monday, December 3, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Beaver Dam Campus – K201

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

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.

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