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Contractor Development Program for Small Businesses

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HACIA is kicking off 2024 with a program made for busy business owners in all the areas of construction – Contractors Development Program! Join subject matter experts in different areas of business management and construction skills to build know-how and enhance your network. HOW: This program brings an “à la carte” menu with 18 courses […]

Executive Fellows Program

HACIA Executive Fellows will provide Black & Latinx Business Owners with the real-world tools and strategies needed to master fundamental management concepts related to company stability and growth. For 16 weeks, you will gain valuable insights through a series of 1-hour long one-on-one executive coaching sessions with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Finance, Business Development, […]

Free

Mastering Customer Connections Through CRMs

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 320 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are databases used to unlock access to crucial data, automate daily tasks for improved workflow, and enhance customer experiences. Learn how to leverage CRMs to foster strong customer relationships, improve operational efficiency, and gain a competitive advantage in the market. 

$10

Small Business Bookkeeping Basics

Online Event

What is small business bookkeeping and why is it important to keep records for your business? Join A4CB Business Coach Sabina Loving on our next free coaching webinar to learn about types of records small business owners are required to keep, how long to keep your records, and how to format your records.

Free

Starting a Food Business

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. Connect […]

$40

Maximizing Impact: Strategies for Markets, Fairs, and Trade Shows

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Market season is officially here! Join us for a networking event tailored for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to excel in farmer’s and artisan markets as well as consumer facing events. Hear important deadlines and application requirements while learning from experts and seasoned entrepreneurs on ways to optimize booth setup, engage effectively with prospects, and convert leads into […]

$10

April Evening Networking Night

Theraplay Institute 1224 W Belmont Ave, Floor 1, Chicago, IL, United States

Evening Networking Night - Theraplay Institute April 24th 5:30PM to 7PM Join the Chamber for our April Evening Networking Night at The Theraplay Institute (1224 W Belmont) on April 24th from 5:30PM to 7PM. Meet fellow business owners, expand your network, and make connections. Also tour the Theraplay Institute's amazing space! Light refreshments and drinks […]

Free

Women Mean Business®: NAWBO Chicago’s Regional Entrepreneurial Conference & 41st Annual Fundraiser

Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL, United States

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago chapter will host Women Mean Business®: NAWBO Chicago's Regional Entrepreneurial Conference & 41st Annual Fundraiser on April 25 in Oak Brook. The event includes a keynote address from Alex Batdorf, 13 educational sessions geared toward women business owners, the Celebration of Achievement luncheon, an exhibit hall […]

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JAK ZAŁOŻYĆ BUSINESS W ILLINOIS

Schaumburg Township District Library 1266 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park, IL, United States

This event is presented in Polish. Zapraszamy na darmowe warsztaty w języku polskim, dotyczące zakładania i prowadzenia businessów w stanie Illinois, prowadzone przez doradczynie Women’s Business Development Center.

Free

Making Sense of the Key Financial Statements for Freelancers & Entrepreneurs as You Build Your Empire

QCDC 4210 S. Berkeley Avenue, Chicago, United States

In Part I of The Financial Series for Small Businesses:  Financial statements communicate the financial health of any business. Learn what is reported in financial statements and how to use them to improve decision making. Who Should Attend: Small business owners who are unsure of how to read financial statements or are uncertain of the […]

Free

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