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Upcoming Event: Business After Hours Sept 19

Join us at The Chicago Marriott Northwest to meet and network with other young and local professionals. The Entrepreneur Success Network and The Hoffman Estates Jaycees are teaming up to put together a Business Networking After Hours event at the Chicago Marriott Northwest with proceeds going to The Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

It will be a great evening. All local chamber businesses and young professionals in the area have been invited along all members of the Entrepreneur Success Network.

The event will be held on Thursday September 19th at the Chicago Marriott Northwest from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The Chicago Marriott Northwest is located at 4800 Hoffman Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL.

Register now or just make a cash donation at: http://hejc0919-com.eventbrite.com

Upcoming Event: Business After Hours July 25

Join us at The Drink in Schaumburg to meet and network with other young and local professionals. The Entrepreneur Success Network and The Hoffman Estates Jaycees are teaming up to put together a Business Networking After Hours event at the Drink with proceeds going to Camp New Hope.

It will be a great evening. All local chamber businesses and young professionals in the area have been invited along all members of the Entrepreneur Success Network.

The event will be held on Thursday July 25th at the Drink from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The Drink is located at 871 E Algonquin Rd  Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Register now or just make a cash donation at: http://hejc0725-com.eventbrite.com

Communication Is Key!

Hey everyone!

Rollo May once said, "Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."

On that topic, we've failed you in the past.  And for that, we apologize... and we will make sure that doesn't happen going forward.

Two weeks ago, you were told to expect a big announcement in a week.  Well, as we said, that was two weeks ago.   Turns out rebranding is a LOT bigger task than initially expected.  And if you haven't figured it out yet, that's exactly what we're doing... rebranding!

So the big announcement is that the Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group is no longer going to be the Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group.  Why?  Because we've grown beyond Meetup.  This group started in 2003 as the Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group.  Since then, it's changed hands a few times and has had many organizers and co-organizers.  For over 7 years, this group was soley on Meetup.com.  The last time it changed hands was back in 2010.   Since then, we've expanded to LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and more!  Because of this, we're no longer just a group and no longer just a Meetup Group.  We're now a Network!

So welcome to the Entrepreneur Success Network!

With this new network, we're focusing on better communication, interaction, and engagement with you... our members.  We'll be sending out regular communications on what's going on and upcoming events.  In addition, as we all know, entrepreneurs exist everywhere!  And while we're headquartered in the Chicagoland area, we want to be able to share our message with entrepreneurs everywhere.  That's why we're the Entrepreneur Success Network and not just the Chicago Entrepreneur Success Network.

Going forward, we'll be refocusing on three things.

First, we're focusing on providing more great content and information to everyone.  We'll be doing this through regular communications via our networks with a primary focus on our Website at http://www.EntrepreneurSuccessNetwork.com and our LinkedIn Group for discussions.  So if you haven't joined it yet, please join our LinkedIn group by going to http://bit.ly/EntrepreneurSuccessNetwork.

Second, Networking events.   Networking events are important for people to attend, interact, and meet others.  Networking events are the start of relationship building, future business, and resource connections.  So to that end, we'll be having an After hours Networking event every quarter and work on promoting it well to get people out.  These will be in a fun and relaxing environment, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the next one coming soon.

And third, we're focusing on workshops and trainings.  There's a great need out there to educate current and future entrepreneurs on how to run their business.  Whether you're just starting your business or you've been in it for a while, there's always something new you can learn.  We're excited about the upcoming workshops which will focus on the Entrepreneurial mindset, Business Structures and Financing, Leadership Development, Sales and Marketing, and Time Management, Organization, and Prioritization.  In fact, we've reviewed Entrepreneurial programs from Universities across the country and combined real life entrepreneurial experiences to design workshops which you can use and understand.

These are exciting times for us and we're so happy you're a part of our group.  You'll start seeing changes coming down the line and we'll keep you abreast of them.

So stay tuned for more great information coming your way.

Until then,

Celebrate Life!
Chaffee-Thanh Nguyen
Entrepreneur Success Network Organizer

 

I Gotta Guy…

Need a plumber?  I Gotta Guy.

Need a handyman?  I Gotta Guy.

Need an accountant?  I Gotta Guy.

Need an attorney?  I Gotta Guy.

Need a (FILL IN THE BLANK)?  I Gotta Guy.

 

You Gotta Guy?  Or are you that guy?

Are you Lucky enough to be that person?

Do you want to be that guy or gal who’s Gotta Guy?

 

Well you should.

 

Hey, everyone knows it isn’t what you know that counts, it is who you know.  Your goal in networking should always be the person that people know.

You know, that person that people is always surrounded by people at networking events; that person that everyone seems to know when they walk into a room; that person that seems to always know everyone and that everyone knows; that person pulled you into a group because they said you looked lost.

If you’re in business, that should be you.

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You’re right!  I need to be go to this event and be that Guy.

Registration is only $15 and it's always free for members and first time attendees.
Get me registered at http://ChicagoEntrepreneur0918-com.eventbrite.com

Even better, sign me up as an annual member so I get attend all the general meetings for year and get some other members only goodies. http://www.bit.ly/cemgmembership
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As the “Golden Rule of Networking” states, “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.”

Networking is not about the Hard Sell, it is not about making sure that the person you have come in contact with is your next sale.  It is about Relationships and getting to know people.  Getting to understand them, and their business and how you can help them.

That’s right, it’s about helping people.

On page 92 of the book the Go Giver by Bob Burg (If you have not read it by now, go out, buy it, and read it – it’s good stuff), he shares probably one of the most important piece of advice you can get, “As long as you’re trying to be someone else, or putting on some act or behavior someone else taught you, you have no possibility of truly reaching people.  The most valuable thing you have to give people is yourself.  No matter what you think you’re selling, what you’re really offering is you.”

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I’m going to be a Go Giver and be that Guy!  Register me now.

Registration is only $15 and it's always free for members and first time attendees.
Get me registered at http://ChicagoEntrepreneur0918-com.eventbrite.com

Even better, sign me up as an annual member so I get attend all the general meetings for year and get some other members only goodies. http://www.bit.ly/cemgmembership
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And if you say you’ve have been Networking for years and you know what you are doing… that you’re that “GUY”.   Are you sure?   Are you really sure?

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. When was the last time someone asked you for help that was totally outside of what would normally be your area of expertise?
2. Has anyone asked you to “put the word out” that someone was in need of a job?
3. Had someone come to you because they were told you could help them?
4. People showed up at an event that you were hosting, because you were hosting?

Hey, a lot of people may think that Networking is nothing more than a popularity contest and that’s just not true.  You want to find out how to really network, how to be that go to “GUY” in case you aren’t, then you need to come out to the next Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group event.

At this fantastic event, you’re going to find out how to determine if you are that “GUY” and if not, how you become that “GUY”.

In fact, we’ve gotta “Guy” coming that’s going to tell you all about it.  She’s been networking for years.  People know of her before they know her.  You need someone, she’s got someone.  She’s that “Guy” and she’s going to spill the beans on how you can become that “Guy” – even if you’re a gal.

And hey, listen, even if you’re not interested in becoming that “Guy” (and you should be), then come to the next meeting anyway and see if you can’t be hooked up with a guy for your business.  Really, how much is hooking up with the right guy for your business worth to you?

The Chicago Entrepreneur Meetup Group is all about you meeting and connecting with people and resources for your business.  Come out for a great presentation and then stay for the networking and make some connections.

You need a “Guy”?  We gotta guy.

See you at the event!

P.S.  Here’s that registration link again:

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Get me registered now.

Registration is only $15 and it's always free for members and first time attendees.
Get me registered at http://ChicagoEntrepreneur0918-com.eventbrite.com

Even better, sign me up as an annual member so I get attend all the general meetings for year and get some other members only goodies. http://www.bit.ly/cemgmembership
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Tri-County’s Foundation board welcomes five new members

Tri-County’s Foundation board welcomes five new members
Five community leaders have been elected to serve on Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation board of directors.
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Botha back in the front line
Rugby – team news:BJ Botha returns to the Ulster fold for the first time this season as the province seek to maintain their 100 per cent record to the new Magners League campaign. The South African is named in Brian McLaughlin’s squad for Friday’s match with Edinburgh.
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Trimble's Ulster return 'could come early'
Ulster's Andrew Trimble could make an earlier than expected return to rugby following finger surgery, after being named in Brian McLaughlin's 27-man panel.
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