Events

WBE Onboarding

Newly certified as a WBENC WBE, or wanting a refresher about how to use your WBE certification? Join us for this free one-hour webinar.

WBDC at Solution Station

Meet with one-on-one with a WBDC advisor to discuss small business micro-loans, alternative financial assistance, and other ways to start or grow your business. To make an appointment, call (312) 853-3477. Walk-ins also accepted.

Starting a Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois?   In this workshop we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, we will introduce five basic startup steps, and we will review the types of legal entities recommended for startups. Cost will be $20 at the door.

WBE Onboarding

Newly certified as a WBENC WBE, or wanting a refresher about how to use your WBE certification? Join us for this free one-hour webinar.

ChallengeHER Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting

INFORMATION IS POWER ChallengeHER provides women-owned small businesses the information and tools they need to succeed in the world of federal contracting TOPICS How to Market to the Government Capability Briefings Panel Sessions with Audience Q&A Networking Matchmaker Meetings with Federal Agencies, Primes, and State Governments 8 AM to 9 AM Registration 9 AM to … Continued

Developing New Business Strategies to Sustain Growth

Looking for creative ways to increase new business opportunities with new and existing WBDC corporate partners? This moderated discussion will feature a WBDC corporate partner and WBE who will share their “Lessons Learned” about developing a high performance new business sales strategy to sustain profitable business growth. Presenters: WBDC Corporate Partner – Adrianne Rotfeld, Staples … Continued

Is Certification Right for You?

Have you been asked, “Are you certified as a minority or woman-owned business?” by corporations and government agencies? If so, and you don’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Learn how to become a certified woman-owned enterprise and discover greater opportunities to work with corporate and government agencies.

Newman’s Own Veteran Campus Tour

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 three growth areas: • Starting your Business from Scratch: Developing a plan for your business- In this workshop, attendees will understand the … Continued

WBDC at Solution Station

Meet with one-on-one with a WBDC advisor to discuss small business micro-loans, alternative financial assistance, and other ways to start or grow your business. To make an appointment, call (312) 853 3477. Walk-ins also accepted.

City of Chicago’s Small Business Center On The Road Expo

The Ciy of Chicago’s BACP presents mutliple Small Business Center on the Road each year. These FREE events include over 40 exhibitors, 3 workshops, City license experts, tax and legal clinics, free headshots, 2 food trucks and more. This month’s Expo features Keynote Speaker Raquel Graham Crayton of ROW Innovation. Lindsay Mueller from the WBDC … Continued