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8/28/2014 - 10/27/2014

Sep4 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to Services
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to Services WBDC, 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 This interactive, networking session is for both prospective and established business owners.Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or growing the business you already have, this session will help you clarify your needs and learn more about WBDC resources.   If you’re looking for assistance in pursuing government or corporate contracts, need financing to g...
Sep8 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Business Plan Critique Clinic
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: FREE
Business Plan Critique Clinic WBDC. 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 The WBDC Business Plan Critique Clinic provides feedback on the draft of your business plan. When you build your strategic plan in a supportive community of business owners, everyone prsesent chips in and provides value.You must bring a written draft of your business plan to participate in this session. WBDC Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Meg Herman, will facilitate each session and lend her expertise o...
Sep9 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Title: Starting a Business in Illinois
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Starting a Business in Illinois WBDC, 8 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? Put yourself ahead of the curve and gain the knowledge you need to assist with a successful launch. This workshop will address if business ownership is right for you, the transition from being an employee, volunteer, homemaker and/or independent contractor to business owner and more.
Sep10 Category: Webinar Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Title: How to Leverage Your WBENC Certification
Location: Online
Cost: FREE
How to Leverage Your WBENC Certification Online If you are a Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified women business enterprise (WBE) looking to escalate the growth of your business this webinar is definitely for you! What you will learn: The facilitator, Cynthia Johnson, WBDC Director of Established Business Services and a former WBE will provide you with valuable information about leveraging your certification to gain access to opportunities with major corporations...
Sep11 Category: WBDC-MN Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: I’m Certified, Now What?
Location: Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (map)
Cost: $45.00
“I’m Certified, Now What?” is an educational, inspirational, and a must-attend session for newly certified WBEs and WBEs who need a refresher on utilizing their WBE Certification as a marketing tool. If you just got certified, this is a prerequisite to all other programs and services offered by WBDC-MN. This workshop will outline step-by-step what you need to know before you start utilizing your certification and how to best and most effectively maximize your certification. ...
Sep12 Category: Partner Event Time: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM Title: Negotiating with Confidence
Location: The Metropolitan Club, Chicago, Willis Tower, 67th Floor, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 (map)
Negotiating with Confidence The Metropolitan Club, Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 66th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60606 The Academy is a series of professional development programs for high potential women who are excited by cutting-edge business trends and want to build their peer network with like-minded women. Each Academy session is designed to teach participants an important tool they can use to be more effective leaders. The sessions include a light breakfast. Click here for...
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Sep17 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Title: 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 (map)
Cost: $240.00 , price varies
28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 This conference is the premier event for women business owners to make connections with public and private sector procurement decision makers. It will be held again on September 17, 2014 featuring America's number one crisis management expert Judy Smith, the inspiration for the hit TV show Scandal, as the Women's Empowerment Luncheon Keynote Speaker. For more information and t...
Sep22 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Title: Plan For Profit: A Guided Process for Developing Your Business
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $200.00 for 12 weeks
Plan For Profit: A Guided Process for Developing Your Business WBDC, 8 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 Plan for Profit is WBDC’s newest and most comprehensive training program for people learning to work on their business whether they are start up or emerging businesses. By the end of the series, you will have created and refined your business plan!! Comprised 14 sessions, 3 hours each, the program takes you through a hands-on approach to drafting your business plan.Each se...
Sep25 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Business Plan Critique Clinic
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: FREE
Business Plan Critique Clinic WBDC. 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 The WBDC Business Plan Critique Clinic provides feedback on the draft of your business plan. When you build your strategic plan in a supportive community of business owners, everyone prsesent chips in and provides value.You must bring a written draft of your business plan to participate in this session. WBDC Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Meg Herman, will facilitate each session and lend her expertise o...
Sep26 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Title: Empowering Emerging Entrepreneurs: New Business Boot Camp
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $20.00
Empowering Emerging Entrepreneurs: New Business Boot Camp WBDC, 8 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 Join us for this morning workshop tailored to entrepreneurs and new business owners who want to learn how to successfully launch and grow a new business venture. Industry leaders in the areas of legal, insurance, and commercial real estate will provide you with valuable insights to help you avoid many common mistakes that a new business owner makes. Speakers: Lema Khorshid, Fuksa...
Oct1 Category: WBDC-MN Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Title: Is Certification Right for You?
Location: Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (map)
Cost: $20.00
Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts. National in scope and issued by a third-party agency Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)...
Oct1 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to Services
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to Services WBDC, 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 This interactive, networking session is for both prospective and established business owners.Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or growing the business you already have, this session will help you clarify your needs and learn more about WBDC resources.   If you’re looking for assistance in pursuing government or corporate contracts, need financing to g...
Oct6 Category: Partner Event Time: - Title: The Founding Moms Conference
Location: Lincoln Hall 2424 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614, , , (map)
The Founding Moms Conference Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 Are you ready to learn from the best? To be inspired? To go big? Want to spend a whole day with insightful and inspiring experts eating top-notch food in a world-class city? And do it all with your fellow mom entrepreneurs from around the world? Join us for The Founding Moms Conference! For more information or to register, click here.
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Oct7 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Business Plan Critique Clinic
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: FREE
Business Plan Critique Clinic WBDC. 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 The WBDC Business Plan Critique Clinic provides feedback on the draft of your business plan. When you build your strategic plan in a supportive community of business owners, everyone prsesent chips in and provides value.You must bring a written draft of your business plan to participate in this session. WBDC Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Meg Herman, will facilitate each session and lend her expertise on practi...
Oct7 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Title: Developing Your Child Care Business (10 Week Series)
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $150.00
Developing Your Child Care Business (10 Week Series) WBDC, 8 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 The WBDC can guide you through the steps necessary to create a strategic child care business plan! Learn from industry experts to gain tools, resources and information necessary to manage and operate your business efficiently. Additionally, the Developing Your Child Care Business workshop series is INCRAA certified and child care providers can earn up to 20 hours of professional development c...
Oct8 Category: Webinar Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Title: How to Leverage Your WBENC Certification
Location: Online
Cost: FREE
How to Leverage Your WBENC Certification Online If you are a Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified women business enterprise (WBE) looking to escalate the growth of your business this webinar is definitely for you! What you will learn: The facilitator, Cynthia Johnson, WBDC Director of Established Business Services and a former WBE will provide you with valuable information about leveraging your certification to gain access to opportunities with major corporations.S...
Oct9 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Title: Starting a Business in Illinois
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Starting a Business in Illinois WBDC, 8 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? Put yourself ahead of the curve and gain the knowledge you need to assist with a successful launch. This workshop will address if business ownership is right for you, the transition from being an employee, volunteer, homemaker and/or independent contractor to business owner and more.
Oct21 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Title: Business Plan Critique Clinic
Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Business Plan Critique Clinic WBDC. 8 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60603 The WBDC Business Plan Critique Clinic provides feedback on the draft of your business plan. When you build your strategic plan in a supportive community of business owners, everyone prsesent chips in and provides value.You must bring a written draft of your business plan to participate in this session. WBDC Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Meg Herman, will facilitate each session and lend her expertise on ...
Oct22 Category: WBDC-MN Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Title: The Corporate Partner Panel
Location: Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55405 (map)
Cost: $45.00
The Corporate Partner Panel Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP accounting firm at 2501 Wayzata Blvd, Mpls, 55405 The WBE Corporate Partner Panel is a unique opportunity for women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to learn firsthand about securing business with such local corporations and entities as Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, General Mills, and U.S. Bank. Learn how their supplier diversity programs can support you and how they do business with certified women business own...
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