Events

Platicas de Negocio Serie: Costos y Precios de tu Negocio

WBDC Aurora y Alianza de Negocios te traen una serie de platicas para negocios. En este taller identifica que Questa para Alquilar un Cliente y Como Cobrar lo que Vale tu Trabajo. 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

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

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 www.TinleyPark.org Due to limited seating, please RSVP to (708) 444-5111 by Tuesday, … Continued

Top 10 Small Business Legal Mistakes

Thinking of starting a business? Recently started one? Ready to form your Corp or LLC? If you are an entrepreneur, start-up or established business, please join us for this seminar on how you can avoid common legal mistakes in forming, owning and operating a business, for which the re-dos or repairs come with a costly … Continued

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

Have a great business idea? 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. Please call Alex Restrepo of 2112 inc. at (312) 300-7996 to register.

Professional Engineering Services 2018 Networking Event

The Illinois Tollway is hosting a free networking event for firms interested in participating in various design and construction management contracts and other professional engineering services throughout the Tollway system. The work is part of the 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Open to prime consultants and subconsultants, … Continued

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.

Telling Your Business Story: Presenting Standout Capability Statements and Pitches

A capability statement is a resume for your business. It can be used as an introduction to a cold call, a marketing tool at a trade show or even for a presentation at a pre-bid meeting. This small group discussion allows for open dialogue, questions and peer to peer critique of your capability statement. Please … Continued

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Interest Meeting

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for established* small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop … Continued

Understanding Taxes for Small Businesses

This presentation will cover tax considerations of starting, maintaining, and ending a business, as well as how to resolve issues that may arise with the IRS. Andrew VanSingel, Local Taxpayer Advocate, will present on this topic, and be available at the conclusion of the presentation for to answer business and non-business tax questions.  If you … Continued