SAVE THE DATE | WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference 9.12.24

How to Set Up Your New Business For Success: Use Technology to Test Your Business Idea

Studies show that a significant number of new businesses fail within their first two years of operation. The number one reason for startup failure is a lack of market need. Whether you're starting up, adding a new revenue stream, or pivoting, remember to test your idea to ensure a market need for your service or...

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Starting Your Business in Illinois

Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Women’s Business Development Center. Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the workshop, we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review the legal entities recommended for startups. There is...

Understanding the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Pre-Award Process

Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Women's Business Development Center Be Prepared for Grant Opportunities! The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) provides uniform guidance for all State of Illinois grant programs. All grant applicants and grantees must comply with GATA grant requirements, which includes the following steps before receiving a grant...

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