ChiBizHub Conversations

Upcoming ChiBizHub Conversations

Abriendo Puertas | Opening Doors on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. with Jeri Toliver, Founder & CEO, Flyy Credit Solutions and Creator of the Flyy Credit University. This is your opportunity to level up your business credit for future financing, lines of credit, loans and more. Click here to register. 

Previous ChiBizHub Conversations (webinars)

Mentorship and the Importance of Professional Associations in the Age of COVID-19. This ChiBizHub Conversation featured a panel of small business experts from the Tory Burch Foundation, 10,000 Small Businesses Goldman Sachs, and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) to discuss the importance of mentorship and professional associations in the age of COVID-19. Click here to watch!

Business Credit vs. Personal Credit. This ChiBizHub Conversation featured a panel of Chicagoland business experts to discus the difference between business credit and personal credit. Panelists included Letticia Flores Poole, Regional Sales Manager, BMO Harris Bank; Kevin Smith, LLC, Chief Executive Officer, The E. Perspective; and Rogelio Lopez, Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager, PNC Bank. Click here to watch!

Finding the Right Location for Your Business: Part 2. 
ThisChiBizHub Conversation featured a panel of business experts including Malcolm Crawford of AAABNA; Moses Hall of MoHall Commercial and Urban Development; and Juan Saldana of P3Markets. Click here to watch!

Finding the Right Location for Your Business: Part 3. This ChiBizHub Conversation featured a panel of experts including Stacey Pits Caldwell of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Diane Burnham of the South East Chicago Commission, and Erika Gonzalez of Southwest Development Corporation to share advice and tips on what to include in your business plan. Click here to watch. 

Finding the Right Location for Your Business: Part 1 – Where to Start Your Search. This ChiBizHub Conversation featured Robin Ficke, Research Director at World Business Chicago as she discussed how to find the right location for your business. Robin shared insight on tools regarding where to start your search. Click here to watch.
Click to download Robin’s one-pager
Click to access the AllTransit tool
Click to access the Census Builder tool

How to Register with the Better Business Bureau (BBB): Heather Newcomb, Director of Operations at the Better Business Bureau joined ChiBizHub for a special presentation for ChiBizHub Business Resource Providers on the benefits of registering with the BBB, including a step by step guide on how to get registered. Click here to watch.

Insurance 101: This ChiBizHub Conversation featured Anna Maria Viti-Welch, President of Viti Companies; Bennie Currie, Principal, MBC Financial Strategies and Jose A. Suarez, ANIS, CRIS, CLCS, CAWWC, Account Executive, Assurance as they discussed the insurance necessary for running a small business. These experts provided an overview of what all small business owners – including you – need to know about obtaining business insurance. Click here to watch.

Virtual Events: Our New Normal: This ChiBizHub Conversation featured a panel of small business experts including Hannah Fernandez of SCORE Chicago and ROI Funding, Darra Michelle of Darra Michelle Events and Alicia August-Wright of A’vents by August as they discuss how to effectively execute a virtual event. Click here to watch.

Meeting Your Fundraising Goals During COVID-19: Emmanuel Garcia, Development and Communications Manager at Crossroads Fund joined ChiBizHub for a special presentation on how to raise funds during a pandemic.Emmanuel shared tips, advice and counsel for today’s world. Click here to watch.

Reopening: Protecting Your Employees and Yourself: This ChiBizHub Conversation featured Alberto Ortega, Workforce Strategy and Business Engagement, City of Chicago and Geraldine Sanchez Aglipay, Senior Outreach Manager, Small Business Majority as they discussed Phase Four of Chicago’s reopening, along with tips and advice for safely reopening your business. Click here to watch.

The Power Is In Your Pivot: Series 2: This webinar, was the second in a series that convened a panel of business owners and ChiBizHub resource providers to share insight on how they’ve pivoted their businesses during COVID-19. Panelists included Keeana Barber of WDB Marketing, David Lubin of University CoWork and Ebe Osai of SWM Planning. Click here to watch.

Tips to Maximize Your Time: 
This ChiBizHub Conversation discussed tips on time management, adjusting priorities due to COVID-19 and advice on how being more effective at managing one’s time can produce better results for your business. Panelists included, Sherise Turner, Founder of The Buddy Effect, Jessica Bahena, Founder of Latina Business Coach and Javier Haro, Founder of Food He.ro. Click here to watch.

The Power Is In Your Pivot: Series 1: This webinar, was the first in a series that convened a panel of business owners and ChiBizHub resource providers to share insight on how they’ve pivoted their businesses during COVID-19. Panelists included Jerome Holston of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Alfonso Barrera of Hispanic Pro Network and Amber Marie Green of One Business Chicago. Click here to watch.

Seminario Web En Español Cómo Innovar En Este Tiempo, Para El Empresario Latinx. 
Tiene curiosidad sobre como innovar y cambiar el curso de su negocio durante este tiempo? Click here to watch.

How to Better Network. We recently enjoyed a conversation with the La Villita Chamber of Commerce team talking about ways in which their chamber and Little Village businesses are sourcing available business loans and grants and how the chamber and area businesses are networking with their customers and peers. Click here to watch.

How to get your business organized so you can apply for grants, loans and more was the subject of our May 13 webinar.  Click here to view.

ChiBizHub joined Axion RMS for a webinar on “How to Cut Healthcare Expenses During COVID19”.  Click here to view. This was recorded on May 6.

Shifting Your Business Online, was the topic of our May 1 webinar. ChiBizHub and City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection welcomed 37 Oaks Commerce Consulting and Mid South Business Association and Resource Center. Click here to watch.

On April 10 ChiBizHub & City of Chicago BACP hosted a PPP and Available Small Business Funding webinar featuring Manny Flores, CEO & President, SomerCor and Terrand Smith, Founder & CEO, 37 Oaks. Click here.
– Download SomerCor Presentation here.
– Download 37 Oaks Presentation here.

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