Events

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

Developing your Child Care Business (4 week series)

The WBDC can guide you through the steps necessary to create a strategic child care business plan! Learn about resources and information necessary to manage and operate your business efficiently. Additionally, the Developing Your Child Care Business workshop series is INCCRRA certified and child care providers can earn up to 8 hours of professional development … Continued

DreamBuilder: Build your Dream into Reality

DreamBuilder is a unique, self-paced online business education tool with 14 courses that teach you the basics of starting and growing a business, including topics such as marketing, pricing and management. The lessons are guided by Alma, a fictional character who owns her own business. Alma shares her own experiences and knowledge in an animated … Continued

When Your Business Model Melts…What Do You Do?

When Your Business Model Melts…What Do You Do? Some business models can last quite a while but the time comes when they’re undermined by changing conditions. Hesitate too long to leap to a new model, and you’re sunk like Kodak, Blockbuster, and many other once-great names. How do you know when it’s time to re-examine … Continued

WBC & ScaleUp Aurora Community Impact Event

You’re invited to celebrate another great year with the Women’s Business Development Center in Aurora! Meet our stakeholders, partners and clients while we share everything that has been accomplished in our community.