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Aug4 Category: Partner Event Time: - Title: Save the Date: Business Smart Week
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604 (map)
Save the Date: Business Smart Week Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604 Business Smart Week will provide you with access, information and opportunities to help you build your business. Our procurement mission is Access, Opportunity and Engagement. Workshop Topics Include: I’m Certified, Now What? * How to Pitch Your Value Proposition * How to respond to an RFP/RFI * Small Businesses Electronic Payments Basics * Small Businesses Information Security...
Aug5 Category: Spanish Workshop Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: La Importancia de Su Crédito Personal Para Su Negocio
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
La Importancia de Su Crédito Personal Para Su Negocio National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 Crédito personal es afectado por cada decisión financiera que realice. ¿Cuál es su puntuación de crédito? ¿Está en la situación financiera que necesita para iniciar o crecer su negocio? ¿Cómo influye la puntuación de crédito personal para crecer su negocio al siguiente n...
Aug5 Category: Spanish Workshop Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Title: Fuentes Alternativas de Financiamiento
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 (map)
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Fuentes Alternativas de Financiamiento National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 Considere cual asociación económica funciona mejor con su negocio. Conoce a un banquero, micro-prestamista y un Kick Start especialista. Presentaremos nuestros programas y servicios, y que funcionara mejor para el crecimiento de su negocio.
Aug6 Category: WBDC-MN Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: Connecting to Corporation Series
Location: Target West Campus Auditorium, 3701 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416 (map)
Cost: FREE
Connecting to Corporations: Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business Target West Campus Auditorium, 3701 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business Discover how to adjust your value proposition to maximize impact, effectiveness and grow your market share by identifying unique propositions that resonate with your customer. This specially tailored workshop is designed to connect your business with forward- thinking, l...
Aug7 Category: Partner Event Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: ChallengeHER : Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting
Location: GSA Conference Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 (map)
ChallengeHER : Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting GSA Conference Center 77 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. Join the ChallengeHER movement to help empower the success of the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program! WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportuni...
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Aug7 Category: Partner Event Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Title: Exploring Opportunities for Diverse Contractors and Suppliers
Location: Cicero Community Center, 2250 S 49th Ave, Cicero, IL 60804 (map)
Exploring Opportunities for Diverse Contractors and Suppliers Cicero Community Center 2250 S 49th Ave Cicero, IL 60804 Pathways to Building Business Relationships Workshop Hosted by: State Senator Martin A. Sandoval - 11th Legislative District Participating Legislative and Municipal Leaders: Representative Elizabeth Hernandez Representative Camille Lilly Representative Emmanuel “Chris” Welch Cicero Town President Larry Dominick Please bring a statement of contractin...
Aug7 Category: Chicago Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: Connecting to Corporations Series
Location: Edelman, 200 E Randolph St Fl 63, Chicago, IL 60601 (map)
Cost: FREE
Connecting to Corporations: Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business John Edelman, 200 E Randolph St Fl 63, Chicago Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business Discover how to adjust your value proposition to maximize impact, effectiveness and grow your market share by identifying unique propositions that resonate with your customer. This specially tailored workshop is designed to connect your business with forward-thinking, large corporations that ...
Aug8 Category: Milwaukee Workshop Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Title: Connecting to Corporation Series
Location: Manpower, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (map)
Cost: FREE
Connecting to Corporations: Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business Manpower, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business Discover how to adjust your value proposition to maximize impact, effectiveness and grow your market share by identifying unique propositions that resonate with your customer. This specially tailored workshop is designed to connect your business with forward- thinking, large corporations that hav...
Aug11 Category: Partner Event Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Title: V2B: Veterans 2 Business
Location: Cook County Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602 (map)
V2B: Veterans 2 Business Cook County Building, 4th Floor Conference, Room 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602 V2B is a collaborative initiative of Cook County, SBA and the WVP program of the WBDC. V2B is a series of entrepreneurial workshops offered to veterans to educate veterans on alternative financing sources, determining which certifications are best and the opportunity to network with procurement, government contracting and financial professionals. Presenters from: Cook County...
Aug11 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...
Aug12 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...
Aug19 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.
Aug20 Category: Partner Event Time: - Title: 2014 Valor Games Midwest
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2014 Valor Games Midwest Three days of fun,camaraderie and competition in the beautiful city of Chicago. This introductory competition is an opportunity for veterans and ser vice members with physical and visual disabilities to learn about and compete in a variety of Paralympic sports. Activities include shot put,discus,archer y, cycling,rowing,and power lifting. Individuals who qualify to compete are those with amputation,spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, perma...
Aug21 Category: WBDC-MN Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Title: JOINT WBDC-MN / NCMSDC Procurement Meeting Hosted by SUPERVALU
Location: SUPERVALU INC., East View Innovation Center, 7075 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (map)
Cost: FREE
Women’s Business Development Center - Minnesota (WBDC-MN) and North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) are pleased to announce the JOINT WBDCMN/NCMSDC Procurement Meeting hosted by SUPERVALU. These sessions provide you with an opportunity to meet and interact with your local women’s and minority business community and large corporations, as well as government and not-for-profit institutions and agencies that support supplier diversity. Bring your business cards a...
Aug25 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...
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 7 week series
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...
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