Have you resolved to start a business in 2020? The NaperLaunch Academy can help you achieve your goal!
The NaperLaunch Academy is a free, 17-week business curriculum designed to help entrepreneurs develop fundamental business knowledge, improve salesmanship and leadership skills and learn the “lean startup process.” Through courses on business ideation, planning, marketing and sales, support from SCORE Mentors and all of the resources available at the Naperville Public Library, we empower entrepreneurs with everything they need to be successful.
New in 2020: The Academy curriculum will include a 4-week course on strategic marketing planning. Participants will use the Strategic Marketing Plan outline in the Gale Business: Plan Builder software to create a plan that includes goals, objectives, customer personas, customized messages and tactical plans.
The next NaperLaunch Academy Open House is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Nichols Library. This informal, interactive session is an opportunity for potential participants to ask questions and learn about the NaperLaunch Academy, its curriculum and class schedule. Attendees will receive guidance about the purpose of the academy, the expectations of participants and the intended learning outcomes. Get a preview of the academy and hear from past participants about the value they received from the academy as they started and expanded their businesses.
Stop by and see what the NaperLaunch Academy can do for your small business. Registration for the next cohort ends Friday, Jan. 10. Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 14.