Entrepreneurs Week at Naperville Public Library returns Sept. 30 to Oct. 3

  • From upper left, John Panarese, Scott Miller, Lindsay Harmon, Gloria Spielman, Pamela Bartlett, Robin Helzerman, Katie Powell, Elliot Hershik and Richard Uberfluss will speak during Entrepreneurs Week.

    From upper left, John Panarese, Scott Miller, Lindsay Harmon, Gloria Spielman, Pamela Bartlett, Robin Helzerman, Katie Powell, Elliot Hershik and Richard Uberfluss will speak during Entrepreneurs Week. Courtesy of Naperville Public Library

 
 
Updated 9/27/2019 12:53 AM

Entrepreneurs Week returns to NaperLaunch from Monday, Sept. 30 to Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Naperville Public Library with four programs designed to help entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

Adult Services Librarian Lindsay Harmon will present "Marketing Using Library Resources, Part 1" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Nichols Library.

 

"Local entrepreneurs and small business owners often don't realize all of the resources they have access to -- free -- via the library," she said. "These range from our coworking space and Tech Buffet hardware and software to subscription databases like Mergent Intellect and Reference USA."

Using the library's databases, a business owner could create a target list of potential customers in a geographic area, access demographic information and, if they have a library card, do all of this from their home or office.

Entrepreneurs Week will also feature a panel discussion, "All About Franchising," at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the 95th St. Library.

After researching paint and sip studios, Pamela Bartlett, owner of Pinot's Palette Naperville, realized going with a franchise would be the wisest choice.

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"Buying into an established brand just makes good business sense," she said. "Franchising eliminates much of the risk and guesswork that usually accompanies a new business startup. Pinot's Palette gave me an opening road map to follow and had weekly calls with me through the buildout and it helped tremendously in getting the doors open. "

Kicking off the week is "Building Relationships Through Effective Listening" with SCORE Fox Valley's John Panarese at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the 95th St. Library.

On Tuesday, Scott Miller of the U.S. Department of Labor will present "Choosing a Retirement Solution for Small Business" at 6:30 p.m. at the 95th St. Library

"It's our mission to foster business success in our local startup community," said Kent Palmer, Business Services Librarian. "NaperLaunch offers over 150 programs a year to help educate and guide business owners in operating and marketing their products and services."

For more information about Entrepreneur's Week, and to learn more about how NaperLaunch can help you foster business success, visit www.naperlaunch.org/entrepreneurs-week.

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