What’s missing from the Mount Prospect business community? You!
The Village of Mount Prospect is teaming up with the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, the IL Small Business Development Center, Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association and the Mount Prospect Public Library to help new businesses get established by providing a package of innovative economic development resources. The Entrepreneur's Café is a free presentation and open discussion designed to guide new and prospective businesses down the path of success.
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Another Entrepreneur's Café Event is Coming Soon.
Thanks to all those that participated in the January 9 Jump Start Your Business Event, "Using Social Media". A special thanks to Bruce Bixler and the Mount Prospect Public Library for hosting the event.
The Mount Prospect Public Library is continuing their Jump Start Your Business Series with:
Jump Into Human Resources
Monday, February 9
8:30AM - 10AM
Set a solid foundation for handling human resources in your business. You’ll find information on basic best practices, policies and procedures, recruitment, employee relations, training, and performance management. Those business leaders just starting out will benefit from the seminar before employee issues may appear and inhibit growth. Established business leaders will gain knowledge that will help propel their businesses forward.
Click Here to register for this free event. For more information, contact Joe Collier, Business Reference Librarian, at 847/253-5675.
Interested in business workshops? From finances to social media, there's a topic for all entrepreneurs. Check out these upcoming events from Entrepreneur's Café partners:
Upcoming Workshops presented by SCORE Chicago
Upcoming Workshops presented by the Small Business Development Center at Harper College
MATERIALS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS
Entrepreneur's Café November 10, 2014 - Business Resource Databases. Thanks to Joe Collier of the Mount Prospect Public Library for the informative presentation on the variety of databases available to small business owners. If you'd like to know how the MPPL can help you find business-related data, the library offers Reference By Appointment services at no charge. Click here for more information.
Entrepreneur's Café September 8, 2014 - Taking the Next Step In Entrepreneurship. Presentation
Supporting Materials: The Plan: Step by Step Business Workbook and Starting Your Business in Illinois (Handbook), both provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. These detailed handbooks are informative to all prospective and new small business owners.
Best Books for Home-Based Businesses - Presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library
Entrepreneur's Café February 27, 2014 - Cash Flow and Financing
Understand the importance of monitoring cash flow for your small business. Includes advice on what to expect when asking for financing. Supporting documents: Cash Flow Worksheet and a Financial Statement Example. Guest speaker, Mark Lieberman of SCORE Chicago.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
Mount Prospect Public Library
Small Business Development Center at Harper College
Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association
Tools to help ensure your success in Mount Prospect - education, mentoring, marketing opportunities and contact with successful existing business owners - will be available to you through this program. For information regarding the Entrepreneur's Café program, contact Nellie Beckner, Long Range Planner, at 847/818-5312 or email.