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July 2017

Successful Interns: Structuring Internships Valuable to Your Business

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

During this workshop, we will explore the keys to creating successful internship programs for your business. Discover best practices for recruiting great talent, creating efficient guidelines, how to align their work with the goals of the company, help them succeed, and lever your relationship with your interns beyond their employment.  About the Speaker: Drew Davis works with Artemis Connection, a consulting firm that focuses on the intersection of Team and Strategy. By aligning business goals with individual goals, Drew can…

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Starting a Food Business

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Start your food business today! The Hatchery's popular introductory course will help you launch your food & beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space including industry trends, required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive a business basics checklist to get started on the right track.

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August 2017

Trademarks & Trade Secrets: Protecting Special Features in your Food Business

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$40

Have you come up with a creative name, slogan, or logo but don’t know how to protect it? Or are you not quite sure what gives a trademark strength? What are trade secrets? How can you use them to make your food business more successful? What steps must you take to protect a trade secret? Cheryl Balough, an intellectual property attorney, will review trademark basics, give you guidelines for selecting marks, explain the trademark registration process, and answer your trademark…

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September 2017

Protect Your Food Business: Understanding & Choosing the Right Insurance

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

Have you been avoiding looking into protection for your business? Insurance is essential to food and beverage businesses, but many times entrepreneurs are over-quoted or provided with the wrong coverage information. This presentation will help you understand the basics of insurance and some of the coverage options available - it will take the “mystery” out of insurance. Anna Maria Viti-Welch of Guy Viti Insurance will help you determine the right insurance for your business. There will also be a drawing for a $25…

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Balancing the Books: Organizing Cash Flow-Payables & Receivables

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$20

There are two cash systems in any company, money coming in and money going out. Learn how to balance your receivables and payables to make sure that you have the money you need, when you need it. Learn the tools and methods you can use to find out how much money you'll need for next month, and your future growth.

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October 2017

Amazon Product Photography

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

Great photography is one of the most important aspects of an Amazon listing. Jeff Delacruz of POW Photography has worked with 1000’s of businesses delivering Amazon Ready Images. In this class, Jeff will cover Amazon’s Image Requirements, special unpublished tips for getting the most out of your listing, DIY to hiring a professional, and how to get Lifestyle photographs for you listing. About the Speaker:  Jeff Delacruz Jeff is CEO & co-founders of Products On White Photography. Jeff opened POW…

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Choosing the Right Business Entity: Legal & Tax Considerations

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

There are many options for structuring your business entity: limited liability company, corporation, “S” corp, sole proprietorship, partnership. Which structure is right for your venture? Learn from an experienced business attorney and CPA about the legal and tax implications of each so you can make an informed decision.  About the Speaker: Cheryl Dancey Balough helps businesses and individuals protect their ideas, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets as they start new ventures or grow existing businesses. She also advises start-ups and closely…

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