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(WEBINAR) ENTREPRENEURSHIP ESSENTIALS (E2): CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

Understanding your future customers’ values, pain points, and current solution(s) is critical to ensuring that your product or service will be adopted by your customers when it hits the market. Join the Polsky Center and facilitator Melissa Byrn, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at UChicago, for this workshop which will provide participants with skills for conducting customer discovery. REGISTER HERE

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(WEBINAR) Free SEO & Social Media Marketing Workshop

Learn the basics of internet marketing starting with search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing in channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. We highly suggest early arrival as we will be getting started immediately. We will have a 30 minute intro for everyone to introduce themselves and get to now one another. After that we will start with the speakers and then have a Question & Answer session. REGISTER HERE

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Global Industry Spotlight – Turo Pekari

Global Industry Spotlight is a conversational series focused on providing resources and insight for the creative entrepreneur. Bio: Turo is a music innovation specialist, creative technologist & community builder based in Helsinki, Finland. He currently leads innovation, international operations, and insights at Music Finland and runs an accelerator program for music tech companies. Turo is also co-founder of the European music innovation network Music Tech Europe. Being specialized in rights tech, metadata and decentralization and having previously worked at Finnish […]

(WEBINAR) ISA PRESENTS: MAKING MOVIES IS HARD

Join us for our first ISA Presents of 2022 as we talk with producer/director Liz Manashil (Hulu, PBS) and her co-host of the Making Movies is Hard podcast, producer, Alrik Bursell (NFL, Comcast Xfinity, HBO). On their podcast, they discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film.  We are going to talk about all of these, but really dig into: How to get your project off the ground  Best […]

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(WEBINAR) ENTREPRENEURSHIP ESSENTIALS (E2): YOU HAVE A CONSUMER PRODUCTS IDEA, NOW WHAT?

Have a consumer products idea but not sure how to get started? Hear from the Founder of Oars + Alps a men’s skincare brand and the COO of the Spice House on what it takes to create a viable consumer products company in a very competitive world. This workshop is great for individuals who are at early stages of their ideation or who are curious about what it takes to scale on the marketing and operations side. REGISTER HERE About […]

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(WEBINAR) WHO KNEW The Smartest People In The Room Steve Cropper and T.G. Sheppard

We're back!!!! And what a doozy we are presenting as the first event of the new year. Steve Cropper is a living legend in the music industry. As a songwriter, he has written some the most iconic songs of the 20th Century, including "Sitting On The Dock of the Bay", "Green Onions" and "Knock On Wood" just to name three of his many hits. As a guitarist, he always appears on every best of list ever published. One of my favorite […]

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Upskill: Web Design Trends for 2022

It can become difficult to keep up with a plethora of new and upcoming web design trends. Now that 2021 is behind us, we’ll uncover some inspiring web design techniques for 2022.During this conversation, we’ll discover trends ranging from accessibility, simplicity, cultural mindsets and recurring themes to ensure you’re getting ahead of the competition this new year. TAKEAWAYS: Learn how to incorporate upcoming trends into your own work Discover the importance of web design trends for the future of UX […]

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(Hybrid Event) CFBN HOT TOPICS 2022: A LOOK AT THE YEAR AHEAD

Want the inside scoop on 2022 Food & Beverage hot topics? Join us and find out as we hear from Keynote Speaker Dave Henkes of Technomic. With a packed agenda featuring expert panelists, all discussing the need-to-know hot topics for the year ahead, this is surely an event you won’t want to miss! Explore the new year as we dig into issues surrounding finance and taxes, supply chain and transportation, hiring and retention, employment challenges, and more. Plus, come network […]

Free – $30

What You Need to Know About Your Business & Federal Taxes

What You Need to Know About Your Business & Federal Taxes Presented by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Ladder Up This workshop will answer important tax questions for your business including: Are you required to file a tax return? Is your worker an independent contractor or an employee? What business records must be kept? Are you required to make estimated tax payments? What resources does the IRS have for small business owners? Register for the 1/14 Webinar

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(WEBINAR) ENTREPRENEURIAL OPERATIONS PANEL: MASTERING SALES STRATEGIES

Every business needs to sell something.  How do you do it well and what can you do to set yourself up for success?  This workshop is beneficial to anyone considering joining a business (start up or not) as a Sales Leader or anyone wanting to understand how to purchase or run a company that has a sales function. You will leave having learned how to: Understand best practices re: people, systems, processes associated with a sales organization Diagnose various aspects of a […]

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