Events

Get your credit in order for Business

In this workshop, you will learn: • How credit works and why it matters for your business • Understand what goes into a credit report and score • Learn ways to establish or improve your credit

Find your Ideal Clients

For business to succeed, you need to know and connect with real customers who are ready and eager to buy. You have a great product, but how do you find the right people, and how do you convince them to do business with you? Learn practical tactics to find and sell to your ideal customer. … Continued

Newman’s Own Veteran Campus Tour

The WBDC’s Veteran Services is excited to announce that we have begun our Newman’s Own Campus Tours throughout Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. This half-day event provides entrepreneurial education and business development workshops to male and female active duty, reserve, guard, and retired veteran students and their spouses. This year’s campus tours will offer workshops in … Continued

Winning Bids & Increasing Profits

In this 2-part workshop, WBDC Aurora has partnered with Government contract expert, Mary Jo, Founder of Support Advantage Strategy Consulting. You will learn to write better proposals, win more work and grow your business. The second part will be presented by Greg Huebner, President of Forte Growth. He will teach you how to turn your … Continued

“Meaningful” Marketing 2019

When it comes to marketing, there are a thousand roads you can choose? So which ones are the most meaningful to your business? Join us for a high-level look at making your marketing dollars, time and efforts count in 2019. Corporate storyteller Michele Kelly kicks off this lunch and learn with brand story and how … Continued

How to Stop Losing Customers in Your Business

Don’t miss out on this workshop that will show you simple method that will produce loyal customers and repeat sales in your business. You will discover 3 drivers that change the way your customers find and shop for your product/services and 4 critical proven marketing systems to optimize maximum revenue growth.

Summer Small Business Expo

A collaboration between WBDC Aurora, SBDC and Fox Valley Score brings you Summer Community Small Business Expo which will highlight local businesses at the expo and include three business workshops: Business 101 Financial Forecasting  Digital Marketing

Creating Your Best Business Summer Ever

Summertime is upon us. The longer days, bright sunshine and kids being home from school all bring about a different pace to life. There are vacations, barbeques and visits to the pool that interfere with our business routines, and the routines of our potential clients. Join Michelle Smith, President & Founder of Z&B Consulting, Inc., … Continued

Business Branding Rehab

Collaboration between Oswego Public Library and WBC Aurora, brings you Business Branding Rehab. With social media blazing and all eyes on your media outlets, your brand can take a hit with a bad review or a small mistake that feels irreversible. In this workshop, you will learn what to do in a brand crisis and … Continued

Small Business Week Expo & Procurement Fair Aurora

Come out to Aurora’s Annual Small Business Week Expo and Procurement Fair. Breakout sessions will be offered on Starting a business, Business Certifications and Review of Impact of Tax cuts and job acts. Get a chance to network with other local businesses.