NEO LaunchNET at Lorain County Community College is expanding its popular FEBE (Fostering Entrepreneurial Business Education) morning group to a new evening group beginning Wednesday, April 13 click this site.
The weekly morning series and now the monthly evening series – FEBE Evenings – provide LCCC students, alumni and community members a free networking group providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to expand their contacts and knowledge.
“Adding the evening meeting time allows LaunchNET to assist and encourage more people who are current entrepreneurs and the next wave of entrepreneurs,” said Lee Kolczun, Director of LCCC’s LaunchNET.
All FEBE Evening meetings will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in
LCCC’s Desich Entrepreneurship Center. The first four FEBE Evening meetings are:
- Wednesday, April 13
Franchising – Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your Way to a Franchise
- Wednesday, May 11
Employee by Day, Entrepreneur by Night
- Wednesday, June 8
Female Entrepreneurs – A New Age of Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs
- Wednesday, July 13
Agricultural Entrepreneurism – Finding Your Niche on the Farm
Franchising – Tips and Tricks to Navigating Your Way to a Franchise will feature local franchise consultant Jim Hegarty of FranNet, along with franchise owners Tim Hughes of Jimmy John’s, Pete Lough of UPS Store, and Dave Sisson of Dunkin Donuts. The discussion will focus on the franchising industry including an overview of the industry, national trends and the status of franchising in Northeast Ohio. It will include how other local businesses, like accountants and attorneys, can provide services to local franchises.
Presenters for the Employee by Day, Entrepreneur by Night workshop will be announced soon.
The Female Entrepreneurs discussion will feature Lisa Sebastian of Ridge Cleaners, Ariane Kirkpatrick of AKA Team and Pam Reber-Jones of Dovin, Reber, Jones Funeral Homes. They will discuss being a female entrepreneur in male-dominated industries.
Walk-ins are welcome but RSVPs are appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP your attendance at any of the FEBE Evening workshops. For more information, call LaunchNET at (440) 366-4900.