ScaleUp Belmont-Cragin
September 2018

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

September 18- November 13, 2018
Tuesdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Week 1 : Your Baseline Plan

Week 2 : Your Industry Overview, and Analysis, 30 Second Pitch & Your Target Market

Week 3 : Marketing Foundation Planning & Sales

Week 4 :  Online Marketing

Week 5 :  Operations

Week 6:  Management, Staffing Needs, Employee Relations

Week 7 : Fiscal Responsibility

Week 8 : Subcontracting

Week 9: Shark Tank Business Presentations

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 Lindsay Mueller Floyd at 312 853 3477 x. 1490 or

Sponsored by Wintrust Bank




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