March 31, 2015: Fox Valley Small Business Forum sponsored by SCORE

The 2015 Small Business Forum features 12 educational sessions in a half-day format. It’s four hours that can transform your business!

Date: March 31, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Cost to attend: Pre-registrants only $30! $45 at the door

Who should attend: Small business owners or people who are considering starting a business

Featuring:

Education: Twelve seminars and panels presented by experts in the fields of business, marketing, sales, financing, accounting and more!

Resources: Small Business Expo with vendors offering what your small business needs

Coaching: SCORE mentors on-hand to answer questions and set-up FREE additional one-on-one meetings

Fun: SCORE is celebrating with food, raffles, and prizes!

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Free Small Business Mentoring by SCORE, 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Plainfield Library (IL)

scoreThe Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer free mentoring sessions to small business owners and start-ups at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Space is very limited, and registration is required. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now! and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.

Interested in Learning How to Code? Try Treehouse.

treehouseTreehouse offers technology training for all ages. Users can build websites, create iPhone and Android apps, build web apps, learn how to start a business and much more. Through 1,000+ video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers, students can learn to code in languages like Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Enrollment in Treehouse courses is free for Plainfield Library cardholders. Click here to get started.

Free Small Business Mentoring by SCORE, 2nd and 4th Mondays at the Plainfield Library (IL)

scoreThe Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer free mentoring sessions to small business owners and start-ups at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Space is very limited, and registration is required. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now! and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.

Business Owners: Your Library is Here to Help

PrintBusiness owners: Your public library has a variety of resources and tools to help support your business.

Does your staff need computer training including Microsoft Office, social media and programming?  We have free computer classes every month and access to online tutorials is free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Do you need to do market research?  We have an online database called AtoZdatabases that can help and is free to use with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Are you interested in workshops to learn something new for your business?  We offer free presentations every month during our Strictly Business program.

The Library offers all this and more!  Click here for more details and to contact the library: www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/business.aspx.

SHOP Marketplace Webinar Series

Health Overhaul Small BusinessSHOP Marketplace Webinar Series

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, is offering a webinar series for small business employers, agents, brokers and other interested stakeholders, about important changes in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The webinar will be offered every Tuesday, 2-3 pm ET from February 10, 2015 – February 24, 2015.

> See the full schedule