Get Diversity Certified! Grow Your Business with Certifications

Join CBDC and IL PTAC at WBDC at Get Diversity Certified! Learn about how business diversity and socio-economic certifications can help grow and scale your business and revenues. “Many government projects insist a certain spend to certified diverse suppliers—these are opportunities small businesses simply cannot afford to miss out on!” Certifications City of Chicago (MBE, … 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.

How To Start Your Own Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? Put yourself ahead of the curve and gain the knowledge you need for a successful launch.  Offered at the Forest Park Library.  

Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME) Business Workshop

Are you a new business owner? Interested in becoming an entrepreneur in 2018? If so, you are invited to join the Illinois Department of Commerce for an ADME Business Workshop. This workshop has been designed to instruct new business start-ups or individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. During the workshop, subject-matter experts will address the needs of individuals who … Continued

Pricing Right

Pricing is the fastest way to grow revenue. Veteran consultant and author Tom Gray will explain how to design a pricing plan that delivers both value to customers and healthy profits for your business. Learn techniques on how to analyze your prices and how it affects your bottom line, choosing your revenue model and more. … Continued

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

20th Annual Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

The Northeastern Illinois transportation agencies are proud to present the Battle of the Bids! This exciting event will provide an opportunity for small, minority and women-owned businesses to network with government and transportation stakeholders.  Witness as prime contractors mentor and teach small business owners how to successfully compete for transportation industry contracting opportunities. For more information visit … Continued

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    

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.

2018 Tax Law Seminar: Good for My Small Business?

Get a jump on 2018! Learn about the tax changes and strategies you can use for your corporation, LLC or sole proprietorship. Presented by Kathryn Humecki CPA and President of Kathryn Humecki and Associates, LTD. In partnership with the Village of Tinley Park and the Women’s Business Development Center. For more information, please visit Due to limited seating, please RSVP to (708) 444-5111 by Tuesday, … Continued