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Fall, 2017 Lineup
 Tuesday, September 19th -  Tuesday, October 3rd -
 Welcome to the Journey  Understanding, not underestimating credit
   The Good, the bad and the ugly from a new start-up    How credit can help (or hurt) you
   Matt Miller, owner, Monarch Brewing Company    Bob Guido, LendingIroquois Federal Bank
   
 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, Senior Consultant, RSM Federal    Mark McHale,  Community President, Iroquois Federal Bank
   
 Business Plans: Your Playbook, Elevator Speech & Lifeline  How SBA Programs Can Work for You
  Getting started, staying focused, building a plan to get there    SBA Programming to help finance your venture
  Don Elmore, Director, Champaign-Urbana SBDC (not confirmed)   Chris Crider, Community President, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
   
 
 Tuesday, September 26th -  Tuesday, October 10th -
 Simple Steps for Starting Your Business... Legally  (Re)vamping your marketing strategy
   LLC, Corporation... which setup is best for you and what it means   Social Media? Print? Radio?  Find the best resource for you
   Derke Price, Partner, Ancel Glink   Natalie Kinney-Marquez, Director, Urbana Farmer's Market
   
 Taxes, Reporting, Payroll.. How to stay on top of accounting  Find (& Build) Your Brand, Grow Your Business
  Know your numbers, and how to use them (and avoid surprises)   Don't advertise harder, advertise better
  Kelly Finet, owner, Kelly's Accounting Service   Samantha Koon,  Owner, The Zybell House (also marketing guru)
   
 What it Really Means to Be Your Own Boss  Would you do business with you?
 It isn't all sunshine and roses, but it definitely has its benefits   Customer service isn't just serving with a smile anymore
 Pete Bergstrom, Owner, Bergie's, G2g Woodworks   Anne Matelonis, VP Marketing & Development, First State Bank
   
   Navigating Commercial Real Estate Agreements
    Learn what to look out for, expectations of landlords, and tips
    Jill Guth, Owner, Guth & Associates
   
   
   Tuesday, October 10th
   Bootcamp Grant Presentations
   Where to go from here- finding resources in your community
   
 Register for Fall, 2017 Here!
       
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