• Monday Morning Motivation for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs | Lisle IL

    Lisle IL | 7:45 am- Networking over coffee | 8:00 am- Meetup starts, round-table introductions and elevator pitch. | 8:20-8:35 am- Introduction speaker to set the tone. | 8:35-9am- Ideas round-table discussion on group goals and future meeting ideas. Speaker topics include your business expertise and/or something positive: health, motivation, books, goals, roadblocks, accomplishments, etc.. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month for business owners, entrepreneurs, and others who focus on B2B or B2C. The main goal is to start our week on a positive note. Leave your worries at the door. You can’t change the past or predict your outcome in the future. Just come and focus on growing yourself and your business for one hour. Don’t worry about selling. Just educate the group on your benefits and why they matter.

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  • Monday Morning Motivation for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs | Lisle IL

    Lisle IL | 7:45 am- Networking over coffee | 8:00 am- Meetup starts, round-table introductions and elevator pitch. | 8:20-8:35 am- Introduction speaker to set the tone. | 8:35-9am- Ideas round-table discussion on group goals and future meeting ideas. Speaker topics include your business expertise and/or something positive: health, motivation, books, goals, roadblocks, accomplishments, etc.. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month for business owners, entrepreneurs, and others who focus on B2B or B2C. The main goal is to start our week on a positive note. Leave your worries at the door. You can’t change the past or predict your outcome in the future. Just come and focus on growing yourself and your business for one hour. Don’t worry about selling. Just educate the group on your benefits and why they matter.

  • How to Increase Your Influence & Revenues with PUBLIC SPEAKING... THE RIGHT WAY!

    Q: What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, and Sir Richard Branson have in common? A: They all use public speaking to grow their brands and businesses; to announce a new product; but most of all they have become trusted though leaders and Influencers. This method of public speaking is commonly known as SpeakerMarketing SpeakerMarketing is one the most cost effective and powerful marketing tool. It gives you a competitive advantage, increases your visibility, establishes your industry expertise and positions you as a trusted authority with potential customers. Your potential customers have an opportunity to experience you up close and personal not just your brochures, commercials, ads or exhibit booths. In the age of digital marketing and social media you are able to capitalize on the power of high-touch and face to face communication from the position of the expert. Join us as Shirley covers what you must know and do to consistently get booked in front of the right audiences for your message and goals. She'll be covering: - How to define the right target market. - How to develop a compelling content-based message. - How to develop your platform skills. - How to create and execute a strategic marketing and sales campaign. This presentation will show you how to effectively use her method to Increase Your Influence, Build Your Brand, Grow Your Business Revenues with PUBLIC SPEAKING. YOUR PRESENTER: Shirley Hogsett, Founder and CEO of Destiny Speaks-speakers bureau, where her 20+ years of experience and knowledge in the meeting and events industry has enabled her to book her speakers at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, corporations, professional and trade associations conferences. As founder of Destiny Speaks – speaker marketing, she helps CEOs, Executive and professional Increase their Influence, Build their Brands, and Grow their Business revenues with PUBLIC SPEAKING. In 2011, Shirley received the Business Accelerator Step-It-Up Small Business Award presented by American Family Insurance. Shirley served as Business Mentor for 2016 Sage Summit Chicago which had more than 20,000 attendees from around the world. She was a founding director of the Chicagoland chapter of the Public Speakers Association; and past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Bellwood (IL) Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Shirley is also currently the Empowerment Leader of EBW2020 Chicago Chapter (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020) a global company dedicated to financially enabling women entrepreneurs and leaders and a member of the Chicago Steering Committee Member of 2020 Women on Boards, a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

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  • No-Fluff Facebook Marketing for Small Business Owners

    Downers Grove Library

    SIGN UP EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED! The results from the group survey showed overwhelmingly that getting new customers for your business was a top priority. Facebook is an underutilized (and often poorly used) tool for getting new customers. Come and learn how to use it the right way! This seminar is ideal for any business owner looking to generate leads and increase sales for your business, regardless of the type of business you own or the type of customers you are seeking. DON'T MISS THIS SEMINAR IF YOU ARE: - Looking for the most effective way to put your business in front of thousands of RELEVANT people - Wanting to continuously find new clients automatically using the power of Facebook - Interested in learning about Facebook's powerful features and how it can help your business HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How to approach Facebook Marketing and determine if FB is the best use of your marketing time and dollars 2. Mistakes most business owners make when starting FB marketing and how to avoid them. 3. Capabilities of Facebook most business owners are unaware off. 4. How to maximize your marketing efforts with FB marketing 5. How to use Facebook to: -Raise Awareness -Generate Leads (appointments, phone calls, emails) -Increase online purchases -Educate -Engage -Raise funds 6. Three easy things business owners can do to immediately improve their Facebook marketing after the seminar. YOUR PRESENTER: Colin Gonsalves Colin Gonsalves is a digital marketing strategist helping small & medium sized businesses attract new clients and retain existing ones. His hands-on experience in business, software development, project management, and marketing makes Colin the marketing unicorn businesses look for to get tangible results.

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  • Speed Masterminding: Best Business Tips, Strategies & Practices

    Nando's Peri Peri (Downtown Naperville)

    Power Growth Meetup You've likely heard of speed dating... well, this is speed masterminding. Think of it as a quick date with an idea:-) Instead of dates, you'll walk out with multiple tested ideas to grow or manage your business more effectively... and make new connections with people who are serious about growing their businesses. No matter what stage you are at in your business, there is something you've done well. Perhaps it was something in your career before starting your business. Perhaps it is something you've just learned and are just starting to get results. As long it can potentially help someone grow or manage their business, come out and share. Here's the way it will work: Every person will have 4 minutes to share a tip/strategy/best practice that has worked for them to grow or manage their business more effectively. The basic format... 1. Your elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds) 2. The name of tip/strategy/best practice you are sharing 3. The process of implementing the tip/strategy/best practice 4. The results you got/get from implementing it 5. Your wrap up ... all in 4 minutes. Remember, 1. What you share must be something to either grow or manage a business. 2. It needs to be something you have PERSONALLY done or are currently doing. 3. This is not a sales pitch... This is an information exchange. 4. Optional: You can provide an ONE PAGE handout that details the process you're sharing and include your company branding and information. This one page should not be your company brochure or be mostly about your business. SEATING IS LIMITED - Please update your RSVP if you can't attend. Check-in will begin at 11:00 AM for an on-time start at 11:30 AM. Lunch is optional and you will pay the restaurant directly for your check. WHAT'S THE COST TO ATTEND? Only your PARTICIPATION - With such limited seating, we need all hands on deck for this one. Everyone attending is expected to participate. The quality of this event is dependent on what is shared. So, please come with something prepared. DON'T JUST WING IT.

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  • Speed Masterminding: Best Business Tips, Strategies & Practices

    You've likely heard of speed dating... well, this is speed masterminding. Think of it as a quick date with an idea:-) Instead of dates, you'll walk about with multiple tested ideas to grow or manage your business more effectively... and make new connections with people who are serious about growing their businesses. No matter what stage you are at in your business, there is something you've done well. Perhaps it was something in your career before starting your business. Perhaps it is something you've just learned and are just starting to get results. As long it can potentially help someone grow or manage their business, come out and share. Here's the way it will work: Every person will have 4 minutes to share a tip/strategy/best practice that has worked for them to grow or manage their business more effectively. The basic format... 1. Your elevator pitch (no more than 30 seconds) 2. The name of tip/strategy/best practice you are sharing 3. The process for implementing the tip/strategy/best practice 4. The results you got/get from implementing it 5. Your wrap up ... all in 4 minutes. Remember, 1. What you share must be something to either grow or manage a business. 2. It needs to be something you have PERSONALLY done or are currently doing. 3. This is not a sales pitch... This is an information exchange. 4. Optional: You can provide a ONE PAGE handout that details the process you're sharing and include your company branding and information. This one page should not be your company brochure or be mostly about your business. SEATING IS VERY LIMITED - Please update your RSVP if you can't attend. Check in will begin at 9:15 for an on time start. WHAT'S THE COST TO ATTEND? Only your PARTICIPATION - With such limited seating, we need all hands on deck for this one. Every one attending is expected to participate. The quality of this event is dependent on what is shared. So, please come with something prepared. DON'T JUST WING IT.

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  • Webinar: Exciting Changes to Maximize the Value of Our Meetup Group

    Online - https://meetinglab.zoho.com/register?sessionId=8583230998

    The survey results are in... and we've heard what you want in a business meetup! In February, many of you took a survey to tell us what you wanted in a business meetup group. The results were very revealing and have helped us to begin making changes and creating new offering. WE WANT TO SHARE THE DETAILS WITH YOU! Grab your lunch and join us for this QUICK online webinar to learn about the exciting changes being made to increase the value of our meetup group to grow your business. Specifically, we will discuss... (1) The survey results and what they mean for our group; (2) The specific changes that will be made to the group; (3) Upcoming events and the intentions behind them; and (4) HOW YOU CAN MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF THIS GROUP FOR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR AT THIS LINK: https://meetinglab.zoho.com/register?sessionId=8583230998 I look forward to connecting with you soon!

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  • What Do You REALLY Want from a Business Meetup Group?

    Online - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3C2QNXZ

    Do you still want a meaningful local resource to help you grow your businesses? Please help us decide what the next evolution of the West Suburban Small Business Support & Mastermind Group will look like. We want this group to add value to the businesses of the members. That can only happen if we know what you're looking for. PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY AT: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3C2QNXZ Survey deadline is Tuesday, March 6 at 9pm. The survey should not take a lot of time at all. We look forward to sharing the results with you, and creating a truly valuable resource to help you grow your business!

  • Lynn Lionhood!!

    REV3 Center, NIU Campus, Naperville IL

    $16.00

    Lynn Lionhood is a very successful entrepreneur from the SW suburbs. Her monthly Meetup is attended by dozens of faithful fans where they take over an entire restaurant. The stories she tells and the lessons learned inspire entrepreneurs, touch your heart and make you laugh. We are putting the finishing touches on the details, but you'll want to put Wednesday, November 15th on your calendar to make sure you don't miss this special presentation. More details to come! We usually meet the 4th Wednesday of the month, except for November when it is the day before Thanksgiving. Lynn Lionhood's presentation is on the THIRD Wednesday of November, the 15th from 11:30am to 1:00pm. RSVP today! Seats are limited. Location: REV3 Innovation Center, Room 131 at NIU Campus, 1120 Diehl Rd in Naperville. (About a half mile west of Naperville Rd) From the parking lot, enter the door on the west side of the building. Lunch is included. $16 in advance, $20 at the door.

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  • No Meeting This Month

    REV3 Center, NIU Campus, Naperville IL

    Organizer conflict. No meeting today.

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