Are you looking to grow and launch your company to become the next successful venture?
IgniteHQ offers a wide array of events that range from bootstrapping your business idea to scaling your company. Our event speakers are experts in their field and are able to provide key insights related to their specific industry.
A monthly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Cherokee County community over coffee and conversation. Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups - a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities.Find out more »
What we'll do The tools and plugins that we use every day slowly change over time, and it's been a while since we've all talked about what's new. Our toolset has changed quite a lot over the past six months, so I want to share those ideas with you, and learn what great new stuff each of you has come across. We'll be talking about: - Tools for your website, for things like handling backups, updates and security. - Tools…Find out more »
The more we know about each other, the more we can help each other - and ourselves - grow the businesses we want. Most of us would like to know who we can refer prospects to when they're not a good fit for us. Some of us would like to have "partners" to work with on certain parts of projects. And some of us are looking for more work. Let’s get to know each other’s skill sets and levels of…Find out more »
Bobby has spent over a decade helping small businesses and individuals sell their products and services online via search engine optimization (SEO), paid-per-click advertising (PPC), social media marketing, marketplace management and merchant selling sites such as Amazon and eBay. His company, Papaya Internet, focuses on measurable ROI for its clients, ensuring the best return for their marketing dollar. We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience and to meet…Find out more »
Messaging. It sells products, connects employees with business goals, and makes you stand out… or not. What makes a message memorable and functional? It’s a right brain/left brain challenge that blends strategy and creativity. It can seem like word play but anyone who leads people or has built a media following knows that messaging is a powerful success driver that crosses industries and functions. "Just do it." "It’s the real thing." "We bring good things to life." These slogans have…Find out more »
Are you an engineer that wants to build a meaningful technology company, but don't know where to get started? At the “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies” event, you can hear candid talks by engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. How do you get started on your entrepreneurial journey? How do you find talented people to join your team? What are the basic legal and financial concepts that you…Find out more »
The GDPR takes affect on May 25, 2018, and you may need to make some changes to your website to stay in compliance or risk facing fines. The implications for most of us are likely minor, but some of our clients could have much greater needs. It's a complicated subject, so we'll big digging into: - What the GDPR really is - How it affects websites based in the US - What the penalties could look like - Tools and…Find out more »
Best Practices for Onboarding and Outsourcing: How to successfully start and finish projects with clients and vendors. Have you ever had a project derail due to a poor onboarding period? How about a project that was unsuccessful due to a bad outsourcing experience? Guest Speaker: Gabe Hyde. Gabe Hyde connects agencies and web companies to his team, IT Hands, as a reliable outsourced development partner. He will share processes and best practices for starting projects, maintaining active communication, and other…Find out more »
We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress — join us! Learn more about WordPress Meetups at https://make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/ IMPORTANT: DON'T GET TOWED The building next door to Ignite HQ is under new management. They will tow anyone that parks on their side. If there aren't any spots left, there is a…Find out more »
If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make…Find out more »