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
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 ).

 

 

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
2
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

A monthly 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 at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

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 the 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
6
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

A monthly 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 at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

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

Mar
6
Wed
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac
Mar 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
1 Million Cups Fond du Lac @ Envision Greater Fond du Lac | Fond du Lac | Wisconsin | United States

A monthly 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 at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. For the schedule of upcoming presentations or to present your business, check out www.1millioncups.com/fonddulac.

Mar
14
Thu
I-Intro Owning Small Business – 30978 @ Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

145 441 –  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 Fond du Lac Campus, Bldg O in room O108.

Class starts 05:30PM to 08:25PM.

 

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Series – CRN 30838 @ Moraine Park Technical College Fund du Lac
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 11 @ 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.

The class meets on Thursdays March 14 through April 11, 2019 at the Fond du Lac Campus Bldg in room O O108.

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

Mar
21
Thu
The Business Plan Part I: Planning Process – Workshop 2 CRN 30840 @ Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

145 442 – 30840 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 on Thursday March 21, 2019, at the Fond du Lac Campus, Bldg O, Room O108.

Class starts at 05:30PM to 08:25PM.