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Lunch & Network in Elgin

IL Small Business Development Center and the Chicago Business Club will be co-hosting a lunch and network session on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The session's goal is to accomplish 3 things: 

- Bring a group of professionals and business owners for the purpose of networking (Network)

- Provide a quality lecture so that you can leave with useful information that can help you grow your business (Learn)

- Facilitate discussion on subjects that matter most in business development (Business Talk)

Throughout the event there will be multiple opportunities to meet other like-minded professionals and exchange information about your business. It takes a network to build and grow a business. We would like to provide a forum for making those connections and help you take them to the next level.  

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Our March guest speaker is Mara Hauser founder of Catalyst Coworking. and the title of her presentation is Coworking THE Alternative Workspace. Coworking is the alternative to working from home, the coffee shop, or other public space? This cutting edge concept provides a dedicated community workplace, with meeting spaces of various sizes, offering both private and flexible open space options which can be rented by the day, week, or month. Coworking spaces also provide the latest in secured high speed Wi-Fi and web based reservations, plus education, networking, and amenities such as mailboxes, lockers, showers and lounge areas as added conveniences for those who wish to bike, walk or jog to work. Could this be an option for you or someone you know? 

The subject of the Business Talk segment is "The Art of Generating Referrals". What's you new or secret way to generate referrals in 2014? Is it still a givers game. Are you already at the "word of mouth" stage? Can we rely solely on that to grow our business? Are you following up with your prospects on a regular basis. Do you have an automated reminder mechanism for that. Are social media sites helping you with the process? This, and so much more, in an open forum, moderated discussion.  Online resources to prepare for the discussion will be provided prior to the meeting.

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