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Fall Registration & Schedule
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Fall, 2018 Schedule
 Tuesday, September 18th-  Tuesday, October 2nd-
 Welcome to the Journey   Understanding, not underestimating credit
   Starting your own company... Trials, Tribulations and some success too!     How credit can help (or hurt) you
   Matt Miller, Owner, Monarch Brewing Company     Bob Guido, Loan Officer, Iroquois Federal Bank
 Business Plans: Your Playbook, Elevator Speech & Lifeline    A Man Walks into a bank...
   Getting started, staying focused, building a plan to get there     How not to be a bad joke when asking for a business loan
   Don Elmore, Director, Small Business Development Center of C/U     Ryan Lowrey, Commercial Credit Officer, Iroquois Federal Bank
 Finding Your Mission, Vision and Values in Your Plan & Profile   How SBA Programs Can Work for You
   How these can and should be reflected in your business     SBA Programming to help finance your venture
   Anne Matelonis, VP Marketing & Development, First State Bank     Chris Crider, Vice President, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
 Tuesday, September 25th   (Re)vamping your marketing strategy
 Taxes, Reporting, Payroll.. How to stay on top of accounting     Learn ways to effectively market your business... better!
   Know your numbers and how to use them (and avoid surprises!)     Natalie Kenny-Marquez, Owner, Grow Marketing + Communications, LLC
  Kelly Finet, owner, Kelly's Accounting Service   
     Tuesday, October 9th -
  Navigating Commercial Real Estate Agreements   Find (& Build) Your Brand, Grow Your Business
  Learn tips and expectations for both landlords and tenants    Don't advertise harder, advertise better
   Jill Guth, Owner, Guth & Associates    Samantha Koon, owner, The Zybell House
  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business... Legally    Advertising on Facebook
   LLC, Corporation... which setup is best for you and what it means     How to effectively use Facebook... and "Like" it
   Derke Price, Equity Partner, Ancel Glink     Scott Clanin, Clanin Marketing
 Downtown Monticello: A Virtual Tour   Cover your... business- what type of insurance is necessary
  Great spaces, lots of potential!  Find one that is perfect for your venture!    Protect your assets without going overboard
  Callie McFarland, City of Monticello    Shelly Crawford-Stock, C F & H Insurance
   Tuesday, October 23rd-
    Where to go from here- finding resources in your community
    Where to find help if you get stuck- anywhere!
  Bootcamp Presentations
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