SCORE presents annual Small Business Forum

4/12/2017, midnight
Naperville, IL - With a growing number of Americans deciding they want to be their own boss, there's never been ...

Naperville, IL - With a growing number of Americans deciding they want to be their own boss, there's never been a greater need to understand the potential and challenges of running your own small business. At the 2017 Fox Valley Small Business Forum, local business experts will show you the tools and techniques to become more successful.

Fox Valley SCORE is presenting its 3rd Annual Small Business Forum on Tuesday May 2, 2017 from 8:30am-2:30pm at Northern Illinois University Conference Center at 1120 E. Diehl Road in Naperville. The success of previous forums has helped small businesses advance and grow into thriving


The Forum will focus on the three keys to building a better business:

Planning, Execution and Success.

Sessions include:

-Building a plan

-Getting off the ground

-How to price your product or service

-And, the most important financial tool you'll need: managing your cash flow

In addition, attendees will meet and have the chance to network with other

small business owners to gain insight into the plans and tactics they've

used to achieve their goals.

The keynote speaker for the event is Becky Anderson, co-owner of Anderson's

Bookshops and Anderson's Bookfair in Naperville, Aurora, Downers Grove, and

LaGrange. Ms. Anderson will speak about the impact of small businesses on

the local community. She is the fifth generation to co-manage the

family-owned and operated businesses, which had their beginnings in

Naperville in 1875. Becky served a seven-year term as President of the

American Booksellers Association and last year was elected to a four-year

term on the Naperville City Council. Anderson's Bookshops received the award

for Publisher's Weekly Bookseller of the Year Award in 2011, while Becky was

awarded the Hall of Fame Award from the Illinois Reading Council in 2014 for

significant contributions to reading and reading education. Becky's support

for the local business community inspired her to create IndieBound

Naperville, an independent business alliance designed to celebrate

locally-owned independent businesses and educate consumers, telling the

community, "Put your money where your heart is - home." Becky's dedication

and hard work make her a treasure to her business and community.

To attend the forum, go to www.foxvalley.score.org or call 630-692-1162 and pay the early bird price of $65 if you register before April 25. After April 25, the price is $85. Registration includes seminars, panels, the keynote address, networking

opportunities, and a continental breakfast and lunch.