The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a recognized leader in the development of innovative and effective programs that serve all stages of business owners. The same standards used to create the workshops presented year-round in our Center and throughout our nine-state Midwestern Region have been used to create the workshops presented at our annual Conference.
Regional Workshop for WBEs Prior to Event
The WBDC-Chicago will again host a workshop for all certified WBEs prior to the September Conference in each of its 4 major markets: Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; and, St. Louis, MO. All certified WBEs headquartered in or around these locations will receive additional information on each event 3-4 weeks prior to set date.
Please check back after June 1, 2013 for further details.
Thursday, September 26, 2012
Launching Your Own Business: From Dream to Reality (For start-ups)
9:45 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Room TBD, Lakeside Center, McCormick Place
Ready to turn your dream of business ownership into reality?
Before you do, attend this participant-led session featuring those on the frontlines - other women who have started their own businesses and the professionals who helped them get there. Hear how they secured financing, how their businesses evolved, how they learned to balance their personal and professional lives, and how they knew when to change. This stimulating, interactive session, designed by the collective intelligence of the women business owners in the WBDC community, will provide you with the tools, information and guidance you need to launch a successful business.
Ask the Experts: Solutions for Your Business
(For all business levels)
Thursday, September 26, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Room TBD, lakeside Center, McCormick Place
Learn. Network. Grow.
Ask the Experts is a dynamic session designed to help fuel your business growth. This speed business coaching session provides you with access to business experts ready to deliver high-level, cutting-edge strategies to fire up your enterprise.
Learn: gain information from experts ready to help you build your business
Network: meet other business owners tackling similar issues
Grow: take your business to the next level
2013 topics to include: Accounting Success, Alternative & Traditional Financing, Boosting Sales, Branding Your Business, High-Impact Public Relations, Insurance 101, Legal issues for Small Businesses, Federal Set-Asides for Women-Owned Small Businesses, Social Media, Technical Challenges & Solutions, and more!