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Thinking About Business - Building an Action Plan

Event Details:


This workshop is for beginning entrepreneurs that are considering going into business. The workshop will touch on things to consider before going into business as well as assist attendees with building an Action Plan for preparing to transition into being business owners. We encourage those in the start up phase to start here.


Upcoming Dates for this Workshop:



Saturday-  December 17th 2016          9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Cost: Free

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Event Details:


This course is for entrepreneurs that want to expand a smaller part-time business,

or have been actively working towards starting a business and are ready to launch

within 12 months of the course. Topics covered in the course include:


•  The Basic Concepts of Starting a Business  

•  Location/Licensing/Zoning/Leasing                

•  Industry Analysis/Customer Identification      

•  Marketing

•  Financial Statements

•  Operations: Insurance, Risk, Employment and Human Resources

•  Financing Your Business


At the conclusion of the course, entrepreneurs will have individual sessions with a

NEON Business Advisor to complete finishing touches on their business plan and

launch their business.


Next Course Begins: 

Spring 2017


To participate in the course - please follow the following steps:


1.) Complete NEON Action Plan and Service Application and turn into NEON (you can bring it in or email it to


2.) If you are starting a business, attend a Thinking About Business Workshop. Workshop dates are listed above.


3.) Wait for NEON staff to contact you for interview


4.) Interview for class


5.) If accepted into class, attend class for 5-weeks on Saturdays.

Complete the information below to reserve your seat at one of our workshops.


Small Business Legal Series

Event Details:


This series of workshops presented by Law Firm, Fredrikson and Byron and lawyers from Target Corporation, will allow you the opportunity to learn about and discuss the best legal practices for your business. There is a new topic every 3rd Wednesday of the month! See the upcoming topics below!


This series will begin again in the spring of 2017!



Cost: Free

Connect & Unwind

Grow Your Business with YouTube and Video

Event Details:


Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine (behind Google) in the world!? Video is an excellent way not only to connect with your customers but also enhance your online presence and market yourself. We will start with the basics of how to navigate YouTube and progress into how to optimize videos and use YouTube to your business' advantage. We will also introduce Facebook Video and how it’s different, utilized and changing the game!


Workshop Topics


• Using and navigating YouTube


• What is the difference with Facebook Video and how do I use it?


• How they both can help enhance your online presence.


...And More!


Date & Time:

Thursday - December 15th, 2016    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Cost: Free

Register for This Workshop

Going Into Business - Building an Business Plan