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Black History Month 1

Black History Month 1



Director of Development

Director of Development

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 economic development organization with 33 years of successful experience assisting women and other diverse populations establish and grow sustainable businesses that create jobs and fuel economic growth. The organization delivers business development programs and services throughout the Greater Chicago area and certifies women owned … Continued



Making 2019 the year of the woman business owner, By Emilia DiMenco and Hedy Ratner

Making 2019 the year of the woman business owner, By Emilia DiMenco and Hedy Ratner

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and our new state leadership must take this opportunity to promote economic empowerment for women and minority business owners in Illinois. When Illinois swears in its new class of state representatives following this year’s midterm elections, more than 40 women will take the oath of office, mirroring a historic nationwide trend of … Continued



Program Associate, Access to Capital

Program Associate, Access to Capital

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) economic development organization with 32 years of successful experience assisting women establish and grow sustainable businesses that create jobs and fuel economic growth. The organization delivers business development programs and services throughout the greater Chicago area and certifies women owned businesses and offers procurement … Continued



Illinois Small Business Development – Little Village

Illinois Small Business Development – Little Village

Let us help fulfill your dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. If you are in the beginning stages of starting a business or looking to grow your current one, we can help. Our services include: Business advising Financial workshops, loan assistance, and direct lending Early child education entrepreneurship training Women’s Business Enterprise certification Contact us: … Continued



Let’s make 2018 the Year of the Woman Voter

Now more than ever we need women’s voices—especially young voices—to be heard. As many women successfully secured their party’s nomination for the general election, 2018 has been described as another “year of the woman.” But to advance these outstanding female voices, what we really need is the “year of the woman voter.” Now more than … Continued



Helping Each Other

Helping Each Other

Illinois lawmakers in 2007 created the Charitable Trust Stabilization fund.  The purpose was to help small non‑profit groups working in especially challenged economic areas. Money in the fund comes from the non-profit community, not Illinois taxpayers. Applications for grant money are being accepted through September 30th, 2018. An 11-member board will consider the applications. This … Continued



Business Marketing Innovation Panel

Business Marketing Innovation Panel

Learn How to Market – A “How-to” for Businesses that Want to Expand Their Reach And Elevate Their Brand Do you need help determining the right marketing strategies and tools for your business? Come to hear our experts talk about innovative marketing techniques to reach your customers more effectively. Learn about how to incorporate social … Continued



Vote 2018

Vote 2018



Vote 2018

Vote 2018