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.

Nov
7
Wed
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
Jan
15
Tue
Empezar un puesto de comida/Starting Your Food Stand @ UW-Fond du Lac
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comienza el año nuevo haciendo planes para su negocio de comida. Nos reunimos cada mes para aprender las reglas de seguridad de comida, dónde ubicar un puesto, cómo sacar los permisos necesarios, y elaborar los planes individuos. Contamos con la presencia del Departamento de Salud, UW-Extension, y emprendedores con experiencia de hacer puestos temporales exitosos. Aprendamos juntos y así estaremos listos aprovechar el verano en WI.

Start the New Year making plans for your food stand. We will meet monthly to learn food safety rules, where to locate stands, how to obtain the necessary permits, and develop individual business plans. We’ll be joined by the Health Department, UW-Extension and entrepreneurs with experience running successful food stands. We’ll learn together and be ready when summer comes in WI.

Jan
21
Mon
How to START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Workshop Series – CRN – 30977 @ Green Lake Renewal
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 8:30 pm

145 440 –  30977  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 Mondays, January 21, 2019 through February 18, 2019 at Green Lake Renewal, 492 Hill St, Green Lake, WI 54941.

The class starts at 05:30PM to 08:25PM.

145-441  – 30978  I-Intro Owning Small Business  January 21, 2019.  Each class purchased separately cost is $40.00 (62 and over $26.58 ). 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.

145-442 – 30979   II-Bus Plan Prt I-Plan Process  January 28, 2019.  Each class purchased separately cost is $40.00 (62 and over $26.58 ). 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.

145-443 – 30980  III-Bus Plan Prt II-Mrkt/Promo February 4, 2019.  Each class purchased separately cost is $40.00 (62 and over $26.58 ). The Business Plan Part II: Marketing and Promotion – Workshop 3. 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 – 30981   IV-Create Budget for Small Bus  February 11, 2019.  Each class purchased separately cost is $40.00 (62 and over $26.58 ). Creating a Budget for Your Small Business – Workshop 4. 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 – 30982   V-Financing a Small Business  February 18, 2019.  Each class purchased separately cost is $40.00 (62 and over $26.58 ). Financing a Small Business – Workshop 5.
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.

 

Feb
9
Sat
QuickBooks Payroll – CRN 30822 @ Moraine Park Technical College Fond duc
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

101 401 – QuickBooks Payroll
As an employer, learn how to process employee payroll by properly setting up all employees’ state and federal withholding including properly dealing with special situations such as wage garnishments. This class is designed to help familiarize you with the basic concepts of creating and distributing end of year W-2s, 1099 forms and quarterly reports.

Meets on Saturday February 9, 2019

Fond du Lac Campus Building O Room O107

Meets at 08:30AM to 03:25PM

Feb
12
Tue
Empezar un puesto de comida/Starting Your Food Stand @ UW-Fond du Lac
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comienza el año nuevo haciendo planes para su negocio de comida. Nos reunimos cada mes para aprender las reglas de seguridad de comida, dónde ubicar un puesto, cómo sacar los permisos necesarios, y elaborar los planes individuos. Contamos con la presencia del Departamento de Salud, UW-Extension, y emprendedores con experiencia de hacer puestos temporales exitosos. Aprendamos juntos y así estaremos listos aprovechar el verano en WI.

Start the New Year making plans for your food stand. We will meet monthly to learn food safety rules, where to locate stands, how to obtain the necessary permits, and develop individual business plans. We’ll be joined by the Health Department, UW-Extension and entrepreneurs with experience running successful food stands. We’ll learn together and be ready when summer comes in WI.