Events

Access to Capital | Let’s Chat: Building Your Banking Partnership

Business owners, do you know who your banking partner is? When was the last time the two of you connected about the current needs of your business? Not sure how to answer these questions? Then join us for the next A2C Let's Chat: Building Your Banking Partnership where will discuss the importance of your banking […]

Free

How to start your business: Venture series webinars

Online Event

Are you looking for expert advice on starting and growing a small business? The Venture Series offers resources to build a solid foundation for your dream business. There are four, two hour webinars that cover different material to help you start, scale and succeed in business! Venture Start - Thursday, Sep 8, 6:00 PM - […]

$10

Empezar Su Negocio en Illinois

Online Event

Este entrenamiento virtual le dará información básica sobre los elementos y recursos que necesita para iniciar un negocio en Illinois. Esta información le ayudará a determinar la viabilidad de la idea de su negocio y establecer los pasos necesarios para iniciar, manejar y crecer un negocio. Este taller muestra las diferentes secciones de un plan […]

No Cost

Case Study: Rebranding a Fish

Online Event

Marketer-in-residence Melissa Harris of M. Harris & Co. leads you through a case study on the rebranding and relaunch of the “Asian carp”, transforming it into the Copi. With their partners, Tetra Tech and Span Studio, hear how the transformation turned an invasive fish species into American’s new favorite dish. About the Presenter Melissa Harris […]

$20

SBIF Grant October 2022 Application Period Webinar

Online Event

SomerCor and the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development provide a comprehensive overview of the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program. Grant funds can be used by small businesses and certain non-profits for permanent building improvements. Residential projects are not eligible. TIF Districts scheduled to open in October 2022: 79th/Vincennes Armitage/Pulaski Bryn Mawr/Broadway […]

Free

Financial Management & Analysis: Telling Your Story

QCDC 4210 S. Berkeley Avenue, Chicago

In the final workshop of this Financial Literacy Series Cohort, participants will be able to summarize how the company's financial statements can be used to support decision-making and improve financial performance. This is a 5-part Financial Literacy Series Cohort.  Participants who attend 4 out of the 5 workshops will receive a certification of completion.  Participants […]

Free

Point of Sale Efficiencies & Business Tech Support

The Hatchery 135 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL

Join our partner Square for a networking lunch and learn to hear ways to optimize your POS system, integrating technology into your business model, and what equipment will streamline your customer ordering process. Take advantage of this opportunity to to meet one-on-one with a Square expert, and a chance to enter and win excellent Square […]

$10

Gear Up for State of Illinois Grants

Online Event

Gear Up for State of Illinois Grants Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Training The State of Illinois has many grant opportunities for various organizations/businesses to apply for grants, and while those opportunities are often more limited for small businesses, you want to be prepared when they do become available. The State of Illinois provides […]

No Cost

Offering Employee Benefits at Any Size

Online Event

Going from owner to CEO introduces complex challenges, such as employee benefits. The Horton Group’s John Schulte will demystify the value of benefits, creating a starting point for any organization that may be considering the cost and convenience of offering Employee Benefits. Recommended for businesses of all sizes. About the Presenter: John Schulte has been […]

$10

Defy IL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Deep Dive

Location: Zoom (link will be issued after registering) Description: Deep dives are coaching sessions that are focused on helping Entrepreneurs in Training (EITs) more fully build out their business concepts and business pitches as they enter the final weeks of the Defy program. Volunteers provide in-depth feedback and coaching to EITs through multiple 20 - […]

Free

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