Events

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.

The Power of Possible: The Value of Certification

US Bank and the Women’s Business Development Center bring you the Power of Possible. How and when does certification as a woman-owned business make sense for your company? Which certifications are the “right” ones? and what resources are available to as business owners. Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and education, featuring successful women business owners and professionals.

Understanding the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Pre-Award Process

Be prepared for grant opportunities! The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) provides uniform guidance for all State of Illinois grant programs. All grant applicants and grantees must comply with GATA grant requirements, which includes the following steps *before* receiving a grant award: * pre-qualification on the GATA Grantee Portal (must be completed before an … Continued

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.

GovCon WBDC Fall 2019 Cohort Graduation

We are celebrating established businesses who have completed the 8-week government contracting cohort and now ready to do business with local, State and Federal agencies. We invite you to mix and mingle and share your resources and opportunities with our new diverse vendors. Upon completion of the GovCon WBDC program, participants will have successfully completed: … Continued

Is Certification Right For You?

Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining … Continued

Veterans Certification Resource Event

Experience what it takes to do business with state and federal agencies as a veteran-owned business. Learn from some of the best in their fields as you leave not only feeling informed but empowered to take actionable steps to certification. Presenters include: State of Illinois, SBA, Veterans Administration, and NaVoba certification representatives. Please fill out … Continued

Hanover Park WBDC Satellite Office Hours

​Can’t make it to our Chicago or Aurora office for business advising? We opened a satellite office in Hanover Park, IL!! The Village of Hanover Park, in partnership with the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) – Aurora, will be hosting office hours at Village Hall (2121 Lake Street Hanover Park, IL) to offer FREE assistance … 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.

How to Use WBENC National Events to Grow Your Business

Wondering whether your company can benefit from attending WBENC’s Summit & Salute in March or National Conference and Business Fair in June? Hear from two WBEs, one large and established, and one smaller and newer, about their experiences and how they make national events work for their businesses.

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