Events

Top 10 Small Business Legal Mistakes

Thinking of starting a business? Recently started one? Ready to form your Corp or LLC? If you are an entrepreneur, start-up or established business, please join us for this seminar on how you can avoid common legal mistakes in forming, owning and operating a business, for which the re-dos or repairs come with a costly … Continued

Make your Website Work for You

In collaboration with Google, we bring you some of the best tips and tricks on making your website work for you. If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an old site), this workshop will help. Learn how to create a search-friendly site that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals.

Mind on My Money, Money on My Mind

If you’re like most business owners, your personal life and business life are practically inseparable. That’s why it’s important for your personal financial planning to take into account the unique considerations—and opportunities —of owning and operating a small business. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess your current financial situation; manage debt and … Continued

FB Live! How to Livestream to Increase Business

Facebook, the #1 social media platform on the planet, has now made it even easier and more fun to authentically connect with your customers. Facebook LIVE is all about interacting with your audience in REAL TIME. It breaks down the barriers and creates a connection that transcends traditional marketing limitations. Vanessa Cabrera, Digital Marketing guru, … Continued

Holiday Livestream

The holidays are coming! Join the biggest names in consumer tech for this exciting workshop: Google, Facebook, Square and Constant Contact. You’ll learn how to make sure your business is found by holiday shoppers. The event is a livestream but only viewable at participating locations. Register here to attend at the  WBDC’s Aurora office. TO … Continued

How to Grow Your Business in Kane County

Join us for a night of networking and local business resource connections. From job training grants to exporting resources, at this event you will have the opportunity to meet and greet with local organizations that focus on empowering   and providing resources for small businesses. We will also be discussing Access to Capital; the different options … Continued

Mind on My Money & Money on My Mind: Financial Foundations

If you’re like most business owners, your personal life and business life are practically inseparable. That’s why it’s important for your personal financial planning to take into account the unique considerations—and opportunities —of owning and operating a small business. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess your current financial situation; manage debt and … Continued

Entrepreneurial Business Plan Pitch Competition

The entrepreneurial business plan pitch competition is ideal for small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Eight finalists will be chosen to pitch their business plan to a panel of distinguished judges for an opportunity to win prizes.

How to Charge What You are Worth

There’s a major problem among many female entrepreneurs: they over-give and undercharge. They pour their hearts and souls into their businesses, offer excellent value, and are experts in their field, but they greatly undervalue themselves and keep their prices low. Even entrepreneurs making a comfortable income may still feel resentful inside, and continue to attract … Continued

How to Charge What You are Worth

There’s a major problem among many female entrepreneurs: they over-give and undercharge. They pour their hearts and souls into their businesses, offer excellent value, and are experts in their field, but they greatly undervalue themselves and keep their prices low. Even entrepreneurs making a comfortable income may still feel resentful inside, and continue to attract … Continued