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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 […]

ScaleUp 2024 (9-Week Program)

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(PLEASE NOTE: This hybrid course meets on Tuesdays once a week for 9 weeks via Zoom. There are two required in-person meetings.) This award-winning  ScaleUp  program assists established businesses ready to scale their business to new markets and new revenue. The ScaleUp team equips entrepreneurs with the business acumen, resources, and tools necessary to maintain […]

Free

How to Start Your Business: Venture Series Webinars

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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 - Tuesday, Feb 6, 6:00 PM - […]

$10

ScaleHigher 2024 (10-Week Program)

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(PLEASE NOTE: This program meets once a week on Wednesday for 10 weeks. We are offering another 10-week section for certified businesses (WBE/MBE) which meets on Thursdays. Each of the classes meet from 9:30am-12:30pm.) ScaleHigher brings traditional business education, leadership skills training, and digital tools together into one cohort. Business owners will gain valuable insights from […]

Free

Make the Most of Your Advertising Budget

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

On average, social media advertisements can cost between 10-20% of your annual revenue (SmallBizTrends). An effective strategy is crucial to growing your brand. This course will guide you through paid advertising and content strategy to make the most of your advertising budget, maximize efforts, and prioritize engagement.   Featured Speaker Argelia Martinez is a Managing […]

$10

The Power of Strategic Networking Part 1: Master the Networking Game!

Polsky Exchange North 1452 E. 53rd Street, Chicago

Level Up your Circle & Crush Networking Barriers like a BOSS! Dive into the universe of virtual charisma, conquer in-person interactions, and transform the everyday into extraordinary networking gold! Join us for a night of potent panel discussions, immersive interactive exercises, and sizzling networking opportunities! Don't just network—#NetworkWithPurpose. Your next game-changing connection is waiting.

BACP’s Business Licensing Series: Shared Kitchen User

Virtual

Presented in partnership with the City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Learn about the Shared Kitchen User Licensing requirements for the City of Chicago, including how to apply, the required documents and inspections, frequently asked questions, and more.

Free

How to Scale Your Product to Grow Your Business

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

Unlock the potential of your homemade or small batch product! Successful product scaling accelerates business growth, reaches new audiences, and helps you stay ahead in a competitive industry. In this session, experts from Ingredion cover valuable topics on the intricacies of “product commercialization”, covering recipe development, ingredient sourcing, best practices for expanding your production, and […]

$10

Packaging Solutions: Considering People and Planet

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

Whether you're a CPG brand or a catering business, your product needs packaging! Conquer the overwhelming number of materials, finishes, styles, and design possibilities with our packaging presentation to help you make the right choices with your bottom line and our planet in mind. Key takeaways include insights into the vast world of packaging materials, […]

$10

EmpowHER: A Celebration of Female Entrepreneurship

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

“Companies with more than 30% female executives are more likely to outperform companies that don't” - Luisa Zhou Women-led companies accomplish tremendous work to create lasting, positive change. Let’s keep the movement going by exploring ways to continue to remove barriers and increase opportunities. Join an insightful morning of empowering female leaders in entrepreneurship, with […]

$20

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