Join us for an afternoon of mini-workshops geared towards startups and small businesses in Eau Claire.
Presentations include:12 p.m. Karlee Wallin & Blake Willson- Royal Credit Union"Prepare Your Business to be Financially Smart from the Start"
Hear from two local Small Business Lending Officers on how to prepare for your first business loan and learn the keys to money management as a new entrepreneur.1 p.m. Emily Elsner Twesme - Bright Business Consulting"Maximize Your Meetings = Grow Your Network"PRESENTER:
Emily Elsner Twesme is the owner and operator of a start-up herself - Bright Business Consulting. She's excited to add 'entrepreneur' to her list of her other keywords: workplace trainer, problem-solver, and researcher. If you can't catch her scootering through Putnam Heights, reach Emily at www.brightbusinessconsulting.com.WORKSHOP:
For an entrepreneur, your network is everything -- and meetings are key to expanding your network. Learn to make the most of your meetings by doing your research, making a plan, sticking to your time allowance, asking for the information you want or need, and following-up after the meeting. You'll leave this interactive session with practical, hands-on skills that you can use as soon as you walk out the door.2 p.m. Justin Vajko - Dialog Design Co."Your Startup Doesn't Need a Logo"PRESENTER:
Most companies have bland brands. Having a bland brand is like going on a date without having anything interesting to talk about. With Dialog, companies uncover their unique strengths and turn them into confident, memorable conversations with their customers. Dialog loves turning forgettable companies into unforgettable brands. WORKSHOP:
Your startup doesn't need a logo. It needs a strong brand. A unique way for people to remember you by in an age of online competitors and digital distractions. In this session, Justin Vajko (vay-koh) of Dialog Design Co. will walk you through a workshop that will help you start creating a memorable brand, one that will make your marketing more efficient and help you grow faster. 3 p.m. Drone Tours"One Simple Strategy to Get Your Business Off the Ground"PRESENTER:
Drone Tours, LLC is an Eau Claire-based start-up company founded in November 2018. They provide high-quality solutions for photography, videography, and virtual tours that are both affordable and simple. In order to stay ahead of the curve, Drone Tours evolves its offerings as new technology develops in order to offer the most up-to-date and efficient services possible. Drone Tours works mainly in the real estate industry but is competitively priced to offer high-quality services to small businesses in the Chippewa Valley. By being simple and affordable, many clients are repeat customers because of the professional and prompt service of Drone Tours. As a start-up business in Eau Claire, Drone Tours is happy to share some of their knowledge to help other businesses just like them get going!WORKSHOP:
You may have the greatest idea in the world, but if your presentation is too complicated your potential clients may not understand what you have to offer. When we started Drone Tours, our plan had over ten different price points for our products in real estate. Now, almost a year later, we have only three simple real estate products with set prices. This one change made an immense difference in our potential clients’ ability to understand our offerings, and in turn resulted in more business. In this workshop we will talk about how simplifying and focusing your business plan and presentation can help your clients better understand what you have to offer. After the workshop, you will gain knowledge to identify an area of your business that may be too complicated and develop ideas on how you can simplify that area.4 p.m. Beth Crowell - Current Coaching, LLC
"How to Stop Fear from Sabotaging your Entrepreneurial Goals"
Beth Crowell, Owner, Current Coaching LLC
Beth Crowell has spent most of her professional life in the field of business finance and banking, and most of her personal life as a self-discovery junkie. She launched her life coaching business, Current Coaching LLC, in 2019 to bring these two seemingly very different sides of her life into alignment, helping business owners find more success and ease in securing financing, and in life. She lives in Eau Claire with her husband, two children, one dog, three step children, two step dogs, and two very squeaky guinea pigs.
Fear is inherent when starting a business. Risk is everywhere. Learn what role fear plays in the life of an entrepreneur, and walk away with tools you can use to avoid making self-sabotaging decisions based on fear.
Attendees should register for each workshop individually. Example: If you are coming to all five (5) workshops, you should reserve one (1) ticket to each of the five (5) workshops on Eventbrite.