Did you miss a program? Check out our past event podcasts and videos.
Jodi Berg, President and CEO of Cleveland-based Vitamix Corporation, will kick off the library’s Fall 2016 Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Series. Berg will discuss her career trajectory and rise to CEO, and her role in transforming Vitamix into a major global brand.
Learn to find valuable company, industry and financial information for your small business by using premium databases . The library subscribes to more than 90 specialized databases and most of them are accessible from home. This class will cover six databases including Business Insights: Essential, Business Source Premiere, First Research, Hoover’s, LexisNexis and Reference USA. These six are a sampling of business-oriented sources and can be valuable aids when researching companies and industries, markets and financial information. They provide access to many full-text articles from trade and academic journals, magazines, newspapers and SWOT reports.
Hudson-based company a-roi group will discuss Succession Planning as part of the library's 2016 Fall Entrepreneurship Series. Creating a succession plan is an important part of planning for the future for you and your business. It can help you identify and develop internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company. A succession plan can lead you to better judgement calls rather than erratic reactions.
Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your small business. Katherine Burik will show you ways to increase your LinkedIn connections, build relationships and increase your networking prowess.
Tips & techniques on using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software will be explained in a two-part workshop from Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, at the library. Part I will be held on Monday, October 24 and Part II on Wednesday, October 26, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register for each session separately. The first night will cover creating company data files, setting company preferences, backing up and restoring data files, and a basic overview on customers, vendors and reports.
Tips & techniques on using the latest version of QuickBooks accounting software will be explained in a two-part workshop from Terri Brunsdon, CPA, MT, JD, the author of numerous textbooks on the subject, at the library. Part I will be held on Monday, October 24 and Part II on Wednesday, October 26, with both workshops beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register for each session separately. Part II will cover in-depth coverage of customers and vendors, inventory management and customizing and exporting reports.
Jan Gusich, CEO of Hudson-based AKHIA, will discuss the “Five Myths about Entrepreneurs” as part of the library's 2016 Fall Entrepreneurship Series. Glorified by the media, entrepreneurs are often thought to be yacht-riding, carefree, risk-taking mavericks. While that is certainly true in some instances, most are hard-working, conservative, paranoid planners. Jan discusses five myths about entrepreneurs in a light-hearted look at what it takes to grow a successful business in today’s ultra-competitive age.
Entrepreneurs need to hone their elevator speech in preparation for Hudson Library’s fourth annual “Pitch Night” competition. Ten finalists will be selected from the pool of online applications to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges in front of an audience.
Participants will need to apply online at hudsonlibrary.org for one of the 10-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 10, and must be received by Monday, October 31, 2016. The ten finalists chosen to pitch will be notified by Monday, November 7. A $3,000 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner, second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $500. The public is welcome to participate as a member of the audience and watch the competition.