All Events

SCORE Roundtable: What Should You Know About Cash Flow?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cash is king! Managing your cash flow – revenue and expenses – is a critical issue for all business owners. Poorly managed cash flow is a primary reason for business failure. You worked hard to get the sale. Don’t let the profits slip away. Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss how to make your cash work for you.

Tom Drouin, Certified Small Business Mentor with SCORE Fox Valley facilitates

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Please note: The original topic for this Roundtable was changed to the above.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Learn How LinkedIn Can Help Brand Your Business

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
LinkedIn is more than a job search tool, it is a branding platform essential to your marketing plan. Tajuana Ross, also known as the LinkedIn Professor, will share tools, tips, ideas, and the most common pitfalls to avoid when building your brand.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: Entrepreneurial Mindset

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
“Entrepreneur” is such a buzzword, but there is a deeper meaning. Beginning with its definition, Peter James, Entrepreneur and Asst. Professor, Business/Management/Marketing at College of DuPage, will tap into why every business owner needs to embrace this term. You will walk away from this workshop with a template on how to face each day, individual, and business opportunity.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

Meeting Room B, Lower Level. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Roundtable: Analogue or Digital Marketing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
How to attract and retain good customers is among the hardest tasks for the small business owner. Marketing plays a key role, but what tools should you use?

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn how to determine your customers’ needs and how to get them to say “yes” to your product or service.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Business Start-up Tips to Build Success and Avoid Tragedy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Starting a business can be a daunting and challenging endeavor. Entrepreneur and SCORE mentor Mike Ronchetti will share tips on how to gather information, ask the right questions, make good decisions, and stay the course; while identifying problems, avoiding money traps and emotional tragedies that start-ups often experience.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Roundtable: Defining the Winning Value Proposition For Your Customers

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come and discuss with your fellow business entrepreneurs the ways in which you define and create value that your customers care about and that helps beat your competition! Engage in a lively conversation about creating value and earning great customers.

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Financial Essentials for a Start-Up Business

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop is for those who are thinking about starting a new business, in the process, or already in business. With over 40 years of accounting and financial experience, CPA John Galati will discuss all of the financial matters associated with starting, operating, and maintaining a business.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Roundtable: Who Cares if You Write a Business Plan?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Writing a business plan is hard work. Wouldn’t you rather just get going with building your business dream? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, engage in a lively conversation about managing this key component for business success.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Workshop: How to Become Bankable

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
How do I qualify for a business loan? With 19+ years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies, Jason Nagel Senior VP and Team Lead of Business Banking for Wheaton Bank & Trust, will tackle this question as well as the 5C’s of lending, credit facilities, cash flow, debt service coverage ratio, balance sheet analysis, and other factors bank’s consider when loaning to businesses.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults