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Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist or CEO. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchNET's 6th annual Elevator Pitch competition. $1,000 in prizes including best business pitch and best personal pitch
TUESDAY, October 6, 2020: 5:30-7 pm via Google Meet
Our speaker this month is Aya Shlachter, a Filipino-American architectural consultant, wife, mother, entrepreneur, triathlete, resource speaker and more. She knows what it takes to achieve big dreams (not just the career ones – ALL of them) and she wants to help others do the same. The combination of Aya’s exceptional business acumen and grit has brought her significant success, both nationally and internationally.
Alumnus Andrew Konya, '10, graduated from Kent State University with a degree in physics and started chiseling away at what is now his company, Remesh, in 2013. Remesh, has gone on to receive $25 million in Series A-2 funding to continue expanding and creating solutions.
In October 2020, the Hudson Library & Historical Society will offer a virtual intermediate level Etsy course, aimed at shop owners who have an Etsy store and who are looking to grow their business This brand-new four-week course will cover how to build solid a customer profile and use it to strengthen your shop’s branding, listings, and appearance. Learn a variety of ways to connect with your customers, make choices about which ones are right for your shop, and evaluate the effectiveness. The Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program is sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
Research a local news organization and come up with a new way for them to engage with their community. The outlet can be any type — TV, radio, newspaper, non-profit, weekly, online only, monthly, etc. And your engagement idea can be anything! Be creative and think outside the usual avenues for that outlet, brainstorm with them to see what they’d be interested in trying with you.
Create a plan on how you would work with them to implement your idea over a three-month period. You will need to detail the necessary steps, milestones and how you plan to measure success at the end of your three months. Submit this idea below by Oct. 31, 2020.
If you made money from freelancing or gig economy work in 2020, you will receive a new tax form by February 1, 2021—Form 1099-NEC. This replaces Form 1099-MISC, which companies have to send when you earn $600 or more. Although there are still limited details about Form 1099-NEC, you can find the latest version (currently a draft) and future filing instructions here.
At Forbes’ first Small Business Summit on Friday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said policies to financially support families and small businesses hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic should not be partisan issues.