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SYOB (Start Your Own Business) Workshop

Event Details
February 6, 2007
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Event description: Our popular monthly workshop offers attendees a snapshot of the entrepreneurial process. Attendees discover what characteristics successful entrepreneurs have in common, learn how to identify a viable business opportunity, and learn about the process of writing a business plan. If you are exploring the idea of starting your own business, this workshop helps you plan your next steps and puts your feet firmly on the path to success.

Talk by founder of Jimmy John’s

Event Details
February 7, 2007
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
  • Young Professionals of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Gleacher
  • Address: 450 N City Front, Rm TBD, Chicago
  • Fee: $ 15 for Members & GSB Students, $ 20 for non-YPC members (prepay and save $5)

After founder Jimmy John Liautaud graduated second-to-last in his high school class, his options were joining the Army, college, or starting a business. Because Liautaud was always interested in the restaurant business, he chose the latter.

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Chicago Web Technology Meetup

Event Details
February 8, 2007
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
  • Group description: Meet others interested in all aspects of Web Technology. Gather to discuss Development, Standards, Networks, Marketing, New Web Technology, Graphic Design, Databases, Corporate Web, Webmasters, Contract Development, Promotion and Business. Open to anyone interested in learning more about web technology!
  • 1585 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
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Chicago Web Design Meetup

Event Details
February 8, 2007
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Group description: Meet fellow web designers near you! Come to a Web Design Meetup to compare tools, languages, and templates; trade advice on careers, rates, and freelancing; and share cool websites. Make valuable contacts as you mingle with new friends!

YPC - Breakfast with John Rooney, CEO of US Cellular

Event Details
February 13, 2007
7:00 amto9:00 am

Join us on Tuesday, February 13th for our monthly CEO Breakfast Series to hear John E. Rooney share the vision, values and behaviors of his business model Dynamic Organization as well as leadership development.

Seminar: Term Sheet Negotiations

Event Details
February 13, 2007
9:00 amto11:00 am

Receiving a term sheet from an investor can be an exciting time for an entrepreneur; but receiving the term sheet is only the first step. While the focus may be on “pre-money value” and ownership percentages, those issues are only the tip of the iceberg. Having a better grasp of the terms, and even a preliminary playbook on how to react to likely proposals, can help a business owner cut a better deal, while even forging a stronger relationship with his or her investors.

From the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

  • Cost: $20 Members; $30 Non-Members
  • Location: Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, 200 E. Randolph Street, Suite 2200
  • Sponsors: Microsoft, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, DCEO, SBA and the City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development
  • Contact: Event Hotline, 312-494-6709
  • Presenter: Michael Rosenthal, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
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YEC - Luncheon with Kraft EVP and CIO Alene Korby

Event Details
February 13, 2007
11:30 amto1:30 pm

Alene Korby is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Kraft Foods Inc. Korby is responsible for the company’s information systems worldwide and for managing key outsourced and shared services.

  • Group: Young Executives Club
  • Location: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604, Heritage Room. (Professional dress required.)
  • Cost: $20 per member ($10 walk-in fee) / $40 per non-member ($10 walk-in fee)
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Chicago Homebrew Computing Meetup Group

Event Details
February 13, 2007
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
  • Group description: If you are a fan of make magazine, if you like to blaze your own trail, and if you would like to be a part of something truly new this is the place to start.
  • Location:
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Growth Options: Finding the Best Strategy for Your Business

Event Details
February 15, 2007
8:00 amto11:00 am

In the 2007 Entrepreneur Magazine and PriceWaterhouseCoopers “Entrepreneurial Challenges Survey” entrepreneurs indicated the following issues as critical to business success:

  • Developing new products and services: 32%
  • Expanding to new markets inside the US: 26%
  • Acquiring another company: 12%

Which of these would be the best way to GROW your business? At this seminar, we will explore these strategies in more depth. Experts will present and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy, and provide guidance on what will work best for your company.

Chicago Established and Emerging Entrepreneurs Meetup

Event Details
February 19, 2007
6:30 pmto9:00 pm
  • Group description: “This is a networking group to help each other get our new or existing businesses functioning at a higher level.”
  • Location: Digital Bootcamp
    1400 West Hubbard Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
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