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Fall Registration & Schedule
                                                                              
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Spring, 2018 Tentative Lineup
 Tuesday, February 27th  Tuesday, March 13th-
 Welcome to the Journey  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business... Legally
   Starting your own company... Trials, Tribulations and some success too!    LLC, Corporation... which setup is best for you and what it means
   Matt Miller, Owner, Monarch Brewing Company    Derke Price, Equity Partner, Ancel Glink
   
 Business Plans: Your Playbook, Elevator Speech & Lifeline  Understanding, not underestimating credit
   Getting started, staying focused, building a plan to get there    How credit can help (or hurt) you
   Don Elmore, Director, Small Business Development Center of C/U   
   
 Entrepreneurship in a nutshell  A Man Walks into a bank...
  Absolute need-to-knows (in case you don't come back)    How not to be a bad joke when asking for a business loan
   Michael Lejeune, Partner and Creative Director, RSM Federal  
   
 Tuesday, March 6th-  How SBA Programs Can Work for You
 Taxes, Reporting, Payroll.. How to stay on top of accounting    SBA Programming to help finance your venture
   Know your numbers and how to use them (and avoid surprises!)   Chris Crider, Vice President, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
  Kelly Finet, owner, Kelly's Accounting Service   
     
 (Re)vamping your marketing strategy  Tuesday, March 20th-
  Social Media? Print? What customers are you trying to attract and how?  Find (& Build) Your Brand, Grow Your Business
   Natalie Kenny-Marquez, Owner, Grow Marketing + Communications, LLC    Don't advertise harder, advertise better
     Samantha Koon, owner, The Zybell House
 Navigating Commercial Real Estate Agreements  
  Learn tips and expectations for both landlords and tenants  Would you do business with you?
  Jill Guth, Owner, Guth & Associates   Customer service isn't just serving with a smile anymore
    Anne Matelonis, VP Marketing & Development, First State Bank
 Downtown Monticello: A Virtual Tour  
  Great spaces, lots of potential!  Find one that is perfect for your venture!  What it Really Means to Be Your Own Boss
  Callie McFarland, City of Monticello    It isn't all sunshine and roses, but it definitely has its benefits
    Pete Bergstrom, owner Bergie's, the Occasional Place
   
   Tuesday, April 3rd-
   Bootcamp Grant Presentations
   Where to go from here- finding resources in your community
   
   
 Registration opens January 2nd!
       
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