Events

Business Plan Critique Session

Receive feedback on the draft of your business plan while working in a supportive environment. Registration for each session is limited to ensure that each participant can apply this valuable information to their own business. Must bring a written draft of your business plan.

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) 744-2086. Walk-ins also accepted.

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED Women’s History Month Observance

Join Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) for NEVERTHELESS, SHE PRESISTED Women’s History Month Observance event. The day will be packed with agency resources, panel discussions and a ton of networking. Conversations and panels include: Doing Business with the State of Illinois Overview of SBA Programs/Joint … 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.

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.

Starting a Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? Put yourself ahead of the curve and gain the knowledge you need to assist with a successful launch. Cost will be $20.00 at the door

Plan for Profit

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    

Small Business Summit – Chicago

Considering Starting a Business or Looking for Insights to Help Grow Your Business? SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners and entrepreneurs about their journey of starting and growing their businesses. Panelists … Continued

Business Plan Critique Session

Receive feedback on the draft of your business plan while working in a supportive environment. Registration for each session is limited to ensure that each participant can apply this valuable information to their own business. Must bring a written draft of your business plan.

Introduction to Finance for Startups

This workshop gives you the opportunity to learn how business activities and transactions are translated into financial statements.  We will provide a basic overview of financial terms, balance sheets, and income statements.  Then, using a spreadsheet as our tool, we will also work on a cash flow projection exercise that will give you the ability … Continued