Childcare Business Services

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Create a future for yourself and the next generation.

Our early childhood education entrepreneurship services are designed to provide business insight to prospective and existing childcare entrepreneurs for home and center-based businesses.  We provide business development counseling, workshops and classes, and access to capital through loan packaging and microloans to new and established providers. Program participants will follow a step by step process to develop a business and marketing plan, policies and procedures for their childcare business, a parent handbook and a sound understanding of business financials. The WBDC workshop series includes sessions on the following topics:
• Business planning 
• Record keeping & taxes
• Marketing
• Financials

Who should attend? Rise Up is for Aspiring childcare entrepreneurs
• Start-up licensed home providers
• Start-up childcare center providers

Here’s how to get started Register for the Developing your Childcare Business series. Along the way, sign up for an individualized, in-person, or phone session with a WBDC business advisor for help launching or growing your business. Furthermore, visit the Illinois Network of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies for more information about Gateways to Opportunity professional development support system. Note that the WBDC’s Developing Your Childcare Business course sessions provide Gateways credit for each session taken.

**Please note this is being offered as a Virtual Training on-line, instructions to access training will be emailed once you are registered**

Cost: $99 (scholarships available)

For more information, contact:
Lisandra Martinez
(312) 853-3477 x500
lmartinez@wbdc.org

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 Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.