Events

Starting Your Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the workshop we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review the legal entities recommended for startups.  please   fill out the form  prior to coming to the workshop. Hosted by the Illinois SBDC … Continued

GATA Training – South Suburbs

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

SBA Certification

Come out to learn about the different certification options with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Learn about 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, and EDWOSB certification options. Hosted by the Illinois SBDC at the WBDC The Illinois SBDC at WBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois … Continued

Starting a Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the workshop we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review the legal entities recommended for startups. Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Women’s Business Development Center – South … 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

Veteran Resource Workshop Campus Tour

The WBDC’s office of Veteran Business Assistance Services is excited to offer this comprehensive resource workshop tour for veterans and their families across the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. This half-day event will provide various sessions surrounding the WBDC’s commitment to veteran education and its entrepreneurial initiative. The main session topics will focus on Entrepreneurship 101- … Continued

Starting a Business in Illinois

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During 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. We offer a sliding scale … Continued

Veteran Resource Workshop Campus Tour

The WBDC’s office of Veteran Business Assistance Services is excited to offer this comprehensive resource workshop tour for veterans and their families across the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. This half-day event will provide various sessions surrounding the WBDC’s commitment to veteran education and its entrepreneurial initiative. The main session topics will focus on Entrepreneurship 101- … Continued

Reach More Customers Online and Get Found on Google Search and Maps

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. Also learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and … 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

Starting Your Business Off Right: Clarify Your Business Idea and Decide Where to Take It

This workshop is about how to make your business idea clear to yourself and the customers Join a group of fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, and a GrowthWheel Certified Advisor in this 2-hour workshop about developing the different elements of your business idea! Figure out what is your mission and vision for the business and … Continued

Preparing Your Small Business for Financial Success

Attend this workshop to learn how to structure your business for financial success. Hear from a leading small business consultant, about the tools available to small business owners to help them manage their businesses’ finances. Learn about various products available and how to track your finances to make sure you are loan ready. Free parking … 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

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

Brown Bag Series: Launching a Beauty Brand

Do you desire to launch a beauty brand? Maybe you want to launch a skin care, hair care, or cosmetics line. Maybe you have questions as to how to bring your brand to the market. If this is you, then come to our Brown Bag Series featuring Stephanie Luster, President of Essations, Inc. Come learn … Continued

Platicas de Negocio Serie: Marketing para Negocios

WBDC Aurora y Alianza de Negocios te traen una serie de platicas para negocios. En este taller aprende sobre las Redas Sociales y Como Crear un Plan para Promover Efectivamente. Taller presentado en Espanol

Platicas de Negocio Serie: Conoce tu Cliente

WBDC Aurora y Alianza de Negocios te traen una serie de platicas para negocios. En este taller aprende como Conocer tus Clientes para Crear Ventas en tu Negocio. Talleres presentado en Espanol

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

Newman’s Own Veteran Campus Tour

The WBDC’s Veteran Services is excited to announce that we have begun our Newman’s Own Campus Tours throughout Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. 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 … Continued

Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business

Kick start your customers’ holiday shopping season by marketing your business. We’ll discuss how to get in front of your customers and showcase what you offer using Google My Business, Google Ads and more. Make sure to bring your laptop. A light lunch will be provided. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE – RSVP REQUIRED QCAACC and NWHCC … Continued