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.

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

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.

Plan for Profit 12 Week Program

A comprehensive training program for people learning to work on their business whether they are start up or emerging businesses. In twelve weeks, the program takes you through a hands-on approach to drafting your business plan. Please call 312 853 3477 x. 100 to register.

One-On-One Mentoring Sessions at 2112 inc. (Free Sessions)

Have a great business idea? Ready to work on your business plan? Keen to expand your existing company? Register for a one-on-one mentoring session with Maura Mitchell. Maura can provide a great deal of insight concerning the issues confronting startup businesses. There are three slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Maura Mitchell … Continued

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 $20.00 at the door.

Franchising for Veterans Workshop

Have you ever considered owning a business as a  franchisee? Join us for an informative and educational seminar that will provide the benefits of franchising and show how selecting the right franchise might prove to be a viable business opportunity! Veterans will discover everything they ever wanted to know about owning a franchise business as … Continued

Marketing Essentials for Small Businesses: Strategy vs. Tactics

Businesses must have a strategic marketing framework in place BEFORE creating and implementing tactics such as print, digital, social, or event marketing. More often than not, small businesses skip the “strategy” step resulting in an unsuccessful tactical execution! In this workshop, we will review the meaning, importance, and examples of both strategic and tactical aspects … Continued

We Got This! Savvy Women Take Charge of Their Financial Future

Steps to Financial Wellness: It is estimated that 90% of all women will be solely responsible for our own or our family’s finances at some point in our lives. Yet, regardless of this fact, we as women tend to take care of everything and everyone else and leave educating ourselves on our personal financial matters … Continued