for Evanston’s freelance and entrepreneur community
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A resource hub designed to nurture Evanston’s freelance, solopreneur, and home-based businesses at their earliest stage of development.
NextChapter is a collaboration between the City of Evanston, Evanston Public Library, and Evanston’s private sector experts to support emerging firms as they write the next chapter of their business’s development through free business topic workshops, mentorships, and networking events.
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Mediation for Partnerships and Small Business
Rachel Moore Law, LLC
Monday, October 6, 7PM
Seminar Room (Third Floor) Attorney Rachel Moore will introduce participants to mediation, a conflict resolution option that helps small/family business members make decisions and resolve issues. Learn not only about options for working with mediators, but also about how to use the basic principles of mediation in your everyday communications with co-workers, customers and employees. Registration is requested, but not required Register Now
Brand Development and Design
Saturday, October 11, 10 am
Seminar Room, Main Library Successful brands tell a compelling story everyday to their customers who, in turn, buy their products in order to be part of that story. Join this NextChapter session, led by Pon Angara, for an interactive workshop about how a small business can develop compelling narratives to enhance customer relations and increase sales. Pon Angara is Director of Barkada Circle, a social enterprise team of artists coaching organizations on how to tell more compelling stories about their missions. Register Now
How to Be Self-Employed
Ed Perry Sales
Saturday, October 11, Noon
Seminar Room, Main Library Ed Perry, of Ed Perry Sales, advises you on how to get started, and what you need to do to be self-employed, working out of your own home in today’s world. Registration is requested, but not required Register Now
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