ScaleUp Belmont-Cragin

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) and  the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) are proud to present ScaleUp Belmont-Cragin funded by Wintrust. ScaleUp  is an intensive 8-week program that gives established businesses the tools to grow.

Get Ready to ScaleUp Your Business
The ScaleUp program is the next step for your business. Each week’s session dives into different sides of your business, giving you the opportunity to review, learn and push yourself to the next level.

Session Highlights

  • Marketing: Your Brand, Mission, and the 30 Second Pitch
  • Management: Building your Team
  • Operations: Processes and Customer Service
  • Subcontracting: Your Capability Statement

Program Benefits

  • Financial advising and loan assistance
  • Government procurement and contracting assistance
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Alumni support
  • Networking opportunities

Program Dates

October 24- January 9, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm (Tuesdays)

October 24, 2017 : Your Baseline Plan

October 31, 2017 : Your Industry Overview, and Analysis, 30 Second Pitch & Your Target Market

November 7, 2017 : Marketing Foundation Planning & Sales

November 14, 2017 :  Online Marketing

November 28, 2017 :  Operations

December 5, 2017 : Fiscal Responsibility

December 19, 2017 : Subcontracting

January 2, 2017: Shark Tank Panel with the Small Business Administration

January 9th: Graduation Celebration

Program Location


Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC)

5233 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60639


Who can apply?

If you have been in business for at least two years, have at least two employees (including yourself; 1099s and part-time employees qualify).

For more information,  contact Nisha Floyd at 312 853 3477 x. 1490 or

Sponsored by Wintrust Bank


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