• Reception / Networking - Small Business Board of Advisors Marketplace Report
    Join us for wine, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, relaxed networking and a chance to meet with New Business Minnesota’s Small Business Board of Advisors. The Board members author a series of articles for NBM on What Every Small Business Should Know. These are accomplished professionals representing 12 different categories of business expertise. They or their representatives will discuss the trends they are seeing in their industries and the marketplace in general. And each will field questions about the state of the economy as they see it. Bring your questions, business cards and elevator speeches. After the Board speaks, we will go around the room and learn about you. This event is being hosted by OffiCenters. Those of you who have been to past events hosted by Lori Spiess and her team know they put out a good spread. Members of the New Business Minnesota Business Advisory Board are: Mark Phillips Corporate Four Insurance (Business Insurance) (844)[masked] Ben Lavine TCS Services (IT Services) (612)[masked] Sharol Lehnertz TLC Financial Inc. (Taxes) (952)[masked] Steve Kreyer ADT Security Services Inc. (Security) (763)[masked] Lori Spiess OffiCenters (Virtual Office /Office Space) 612)[masked] Tom Van Delist Heartland Payment Systems (Merchant Services) (612)[masked] Ricardo Ortizcazarin Cazarin Interactive (Marketing Strategy) (763)[masked] Chris Naylor B.Better Business Coaching. (Coach/EOS Implementer) (612)[masked] Bernie Schwab Spruce Valley Payroll & Services (Payroll) (952)[masked] Russ Simatic G&A Partners (Outsourced HR / Benefits) (952)[masked] Maddie Larson Connect2Capital (Business Lending) (612)[masked] Erick Marklund Westlake Web Works (Web Development) (952)[masked]

    OffiCenters at International Plaza

    7900 International Dr., Suite 300 · Bloomington, MN

  • Projecting Your Image - Workshop and Networking
    New Business Minnesota Presents Projecting Your Image: Strategies To Help Tell Your Brand Story June 7 / 3 to 5 p.m. Networking follows FREE Topics/Featured Presenters Lori Spiess OffiCenter Larry Davis Fox Tracks Print and Marketing Solutions Angel Fields thinkBIG Marketing Networking will follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Who should attend: Any business owner or manager who is interested in learning more about tools, services and techniques that help your business project an accomplished brand. Many small businesses struggle with their image. Often the biggest hurdle they face is overcoming the perception of prospects that they are “small” and may not be up to the challenge. You have the skills and know-how to get the job done. This workshop is about managing perception and building your brand. If you act small, people will think you are small. Acting large means having a polished professional image that says you are equipped to succeed. New Business Minnesota assembled this team of experts to share their insights. Stay and enjoy the famous Startup Meetup networking that follows the workshop. Come just for the workshop or the networking or both.

    Woodbury OffiCenter

    2042 Wooddale Drive, Suite 250 · Woodbury

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  • Meet the Resource Heroes - Wine Tasting Reception/Networking
    New Business Minnesota Presents Meet the Resource Heroes Join New Business Minnesota at a wine tasting reception and networking event honoring the Resource Heroes and their clients featured on the February cover. We are getting adventurous with the event, meeting at vomFASS at the Mall of America. vomFASS is on the third level, north side, between Sears and Nordstroms. VOM FASS offers the high-quality culinary oils, vinegars and spices, and exclusive spirits, liqueurs and wines — all from artisanal producers, using natural processes, sustainable agriculture and ethical sourcing. There will be an opportunity to sample some of their wines. This informal gathering is a chance to meet these two business professionals who have made a significant difference in the success of their clients. It has proven to be one of our more popular events. Who should attend: Business professionals and owners who believe that the key to business success is building relationships and who know their next customer is one networking event away. Read their stories here (/http://newbizminn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NBM-February-2018-Resource-Heroes-Special-Report-lowres.pdf) Resource Heroes Jody Weinberg, J. Teleconnections, with client Tim Macheledt, Impact Group., Justin Sundberg, CPA, Sundberg Tax & Consulting, with client Jo Miller, Miller and Associates; Patrick Boulay New Business Minnesota

    Vom Fass

    60 E Broadway # E280 · Bloomington

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  • Protecting Your Business
    New Business Minnesota Presents Protecting Your Business / A Workshop That Just Might Save Your Enterprise https://www.meetup.com/newstartupmeetup/photos/260433/469622981/ Topics/Featured Presenters Michael Karch Floyd Total Security (Security) Troy Solis SOL-IS Technology Solutions (IT Security, Backup) Steve Goldetsky Inrelex Law Group PLLC (Business Law) Startup Meetup Networking will follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Every small business is vulnerable to the threats they aren’t prepared for. Even those who think they are prepared often find their solutions failing them. How many small business owners don’t get a trademark to protect their intellectual property. The stories are legion of businesses that were seriously compromised by a cyberattack. Or a business that nearly failed because of a critical hiring or firing mistake that could have been avoided. And the businesses that think they are protected against intrusion only to find – after the fact – that they had gaping holes in their security. Who Should Attend: Anyone looking for strategies to protect their business from unexpected dangers lurking around the corner. These are the business services that are neglected by both large and small businesses. What do you have to lose? Or, more importantly, what is the value of what you have to lose? Are you protected? Stay and enjoy the famous Startup Meetup networking that follows the workshop. Come just for the workshop or the networking or both.

    DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington-Minneapolis South

    7800 Normandale Blvd · Minneapolis, MN

  • Reception / Networking - Small Business Board of Advisors Marketplace Report
    Join us for wine, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, relaxed networking and a chance to meet with New Business Minnesota’s Small Business Board of Advisors. The Board members author a series of articles in NBM on What Every Small Business Should Know. These are accomplished professionals representing 12 different categories of business expertise. They or their representatives will discuss the trends they are seeing in their industries and the marketplace in general. And each will field questions about the state of the economy as they see it. Bring your questions and business cards for the casual networking that follows. This event is being hosted by OffiCenters. Those of you who have been to past events hosted by Lori Spiess and her team know they put out a good spread. Members of the New Business Minnesota Business Advisory Board are: Lori Spiess OffiCenters (Virtual Office /Office Space) Kimberly M. Hanlon Kimberly M. Hanlon Law (Business Law) Sharol Lehnertz TLC Financial (Taxes) Bernie Schwab Spruce Valley Payroll & Services (Payroll) Ben Lavine TCS Services (IT Services) Russ Simatic G&A Partners (Outsource HR / Benefits) Maddie Michaud Connect2Capital (Business Lending) Tom Van Delist Heartland Merchant Services (Merchant Services) Ricardo Ortizcazarin Cazarin Interactive (Marketing Strategies) Erick Marklund Westlake Web Works

    OffiCenters at International Plaza

    7900 International Dr., Suite 300 · Bloomington, MN

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  • Planning for Success Workshop: Strategies that Work.
    New Business Minnesota Presents Planning for Success in 2018 Workshop Feb. 15 / 3 to 5 p.m. Airport Hilton– Bloomington 3800 American Blvd. East Bloomington Who should attend: Anyone wanting looking for ideas on how they can be more efficient, effective and successful in the upcoming year. Review and rev up your business plan. Set new goals. Put in place a plan to make your goals come true. Plan an effective marketing program that fits your budget. Budgeting and financial to keep you on track for success. This is a great workshop to help you prepare for a great 2018. Stay and enjoy the famous Startup Meetup networking that follows the workshop. FREE Topics/Featured Presenters • Thomas Mould, CPA Valley Accounting & Tax (Budgeting, Financials Tax Planning) •Jason Jones The Coaching Hour (Implementation, Accountability, Focus) • Beth-Alison Berggren Sparkplug Marketing & Sales (Building a Marketing Plan) • Bob Voss Author, Entrepreneur Instructor (Building a Business Plan) Startup Meetup Networking will follow from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Hilton MSP Airport Hotel

    3800 American Blvd E · Bloomington, MN

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  • Meet the Resource Heroes - Reception/Networking
    New Business Minnesota Presents Meet the Resource Heroes Join New Business Minnesota at a reception and networking event honoring the Resource Heroes and their clients featured on the October cover. This informal gathering is a chance to meet these two business professionals who have made a significant difference in the success of their clients. It has proven to be one of our more popular events. Who should attend: Business professionals and owners who believe that the key to business success is building relationships and who know their next customer is one networking event away. (Read their stories here) (http://newbizminn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/NBM-October-2017-Resource-Heroes-Special-Report-lowres.pdf) Resource Heroes Terry Johnson and Bernie Schwab, Spruce Valley Payroll and Services, and client, Kari Switala, Wild Fig Marketing, Rudy Trujillo, Trujillo Tax Services, and client Ivan Cardenas, Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant. Patrick Boulay New Business Minnesota

    DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington-Minneapolis South

    7800 Normandale Blvd · Minneapolis, MN

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  • Reception / Networking - Small Business Board of Advisors Marketplace Report
    Join us for wine, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, relaxed networking and a chance to meet with New Business Minnesota’s Small Business Advisory Board. The Board members author a series of articles in NBM on What Every Small Business Should Know. These are accomplished professionals representing 11 different categories of business expertise. They or their representatives will present brief observations of trends they are seeing in their industries and the marketplace in general. Bring your questions and business cards for this casual networking and lead development event. This event is being hosted by OffiCenters. Those of you who have been to past events hosted by Lori Spiess and her team know they put out a good spread. Members of the New Business Minnesota Business Advisory Board are: Lori Spiess OffiCenters (Virtual Office /Office Space) Kimberly M. Hanlon Kimberly M. Hanlon Law (Business Law) Sharol Lehnertz TLC Financial (Taxes) Steve Kreyer ADT Security Services Inc. (Security) Bernie Schwab Spruce Valley Payroll & Services (Payroll) Ben Lavine TCS Services (IT Services) Russ Simatic G&A Partners (Outsource HR / Benefits) Maddie Michaud Connect2Capital (Business Lending) Tom Van Delist Heartland Merchant Services (Merchant Services) Esra Kucukciftci Pricing Innovations (Pricing Strategies) Ricardo Ortizcazarin Cazarin Interactive (Marketing Strategies) Melissa Villella Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management (Financial Planing)

    OffiCenters at International Plaza

    7900 International Dr., Suite 300 · Bloomington, MN

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  • Business and Brews - Secrets of Success Panel followed by Oktoberfest
    Secrets of Success Roundtable followed by Oktoberfest Networking Roundtable from 3 to 5 p.m. / Oktoberfest Networking until 6:30 p.m. Minnetonka OffiCenters RSVP at www.newstartupmeetup.com (http://www.newstartupmeetup.com/) Roundtable: Successful business people have certain habits, traits and attitudes that help them achieve great results, to withstand adversity and to excel as entrepreneurs. New Business Minnesota will feature 10 Business Professionals who were in the September issue in a Roundtable Discussion where they will share their entrepreneurial insights on the Secrets of Success. They come from multiple business disciplines, but they have learned from their own experience and that of their client’s that success results from certain habits and attitudes. The panel features Juan Ramirez, Marcelita’s Cookies; Dr. Rebecca Amstutz, Perpetual Motion Animal Chiropractic; Judy Zimmer, Coachology; Joey Pepka, Peptronics; Lori Spiess, OffiCenters; Karlen Padayachee, Encompass Law; Cathy Paper, Rock Paper Star; Michael Thannert, Whizkids; Amy Lokken, MüD Modular Marketing Systems and Ben Theis, Skol Marketing. I guarantee you will find their discussion uplifting and inspiring and informative. Oktoberfest / Business and Brews from 5 to 6:30 After the roundtable, OffiCenters will be hosting an Oktoberfest Networking event with beer, snacks and “Old Time” music by the amazing EinStein band, featuring a vintage 1938 Patek Concertina. Don’t let the festive theme and flowing beer fool you, this is still the great networking you’ve come to expect from New Business Minnesota and the amazing crew at OffiCenters. You next customer is just one networking event away. And beer. RSVP at www.newstartupmeetup.com (http://www.newstartupmeetup.com/)

    Minnetonka OffiCenter

    12800 Whitewater Dr., Suite 100 · Minnetonka, MN

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  • Networking / Reception Honoring Bionic Giant and PCS Human Capital Management
    New Business Minnesota Presents Meet the Resource Heroes Join New Business Minnesota at a reception and networking event honoring the Resource Heroes and their clients featured on the June cover. This informal gathering is a chance to meet these two business professionals who have made a significant difference in the success of their clients. It has proven to be one of our more popular events. Who should attend: Business professionals and owners who believe that the key to business success is building relationships and who know their next customer is one networking event away. Resource Heroes Joe Beard, Bionic Giant Client - Melissa Gill, DPT, On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy. Joe Reilly and Joe Weepie, PCS Human Capital Management Client – Cindy Leines, CEL Marketing / PR / Design. Join us for the cash bar and great networking. Patrick Boulay New Business Minnesota

    DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington-Minneapolis South

    7800 Normandale Blvd · Minneapolis, MN

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