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Illinois State Insights webinar: How to level up your life, career and business

Thursday, August 11 , 11:00 am ā€“ 12:00 pm

The Illinois State University Alumni Association believes in lifelong learning and career development even after graduation. Take advantage of these free webinars and live streams as they fit into everyday life to continue to learn and grow together as Redbirds. Be sure to register in advance to gain access to the webinar.

Have you ever dreamed of doing something you love while making a difference in the lives around you? Or serving a customer base also affecting positive change? Or, even, just doing what you love with those you want to spend time with most? In this inspiring webinar, Lara Hodgson, co-author of Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding your Business Back, will share her experience (the good, the bad, and the ugly) as a serial entrepreneur starting multiple businesses, with her long-time business partner, Stacey Abrams.  As we come out of the pandemic, more businesses are being started than ever, yet we are In the midst of an entrepreneurship crisis.  Lara will reveal many of the hidden forces that work against entrepreneurs and small business owners. She will share her contrarian advice about how each person: entrepreneurs, policymakers, corporate leaders, investors, advocates, and friends, can do their part to level the playing field for our economy and our community.

Lara will present the Three Cā€™s of Growth: Customers, Capital, and Commerce. In this webinar, you will:

  • Identify the hidden forces holding you and your business back
  • Learn how to think differently than ever before about partnerships, diversity, hiring, cash flow, resilience, and success
  • Identify the myths that are falsely promoted and how to dispel them
    Learn tools you can use immediately to level up your business and your life


Thursday, August 11
11:00 am ā€“ 12:00 pm


Alumni Engagement
(309) 438-2586
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