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

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

Pricing Your Product for Success

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

McKinsey & Company reports that improving your pricing by just 1% can result in an over 8% increase in operating profits, proving that pricing decisions can significantly influence your bottom line. This session dives into strategies essential for profitability and competitiveness. It emphasizes the crucial role of the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), as it […]

$10

Optimize Your Menu with Grubhub & Sysco

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

Food service is a notoriously low margin business, but research indicates that restaurants optimizing their menus witness an average sales increase of 16%. Join us for this collaborative session with experts from Grubhub and Sysco, outlining strategies for ingredient procurement, pricing, menu development, multifaceted product usage, and tools to elevate your restaurant’s profitability in the digital age. Additionally, discover the advantages of partnering with a third-party platform, and learn […]

$10

Brand Positioning

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

In today’s dynamic market environment, effectively positioning your brand is essential for standing out amidst competition and resonating with your target audience.  From defining your unique value proposition to understanding consumer perceptions, we’ll explore the key elements necessary for creating a distinctive brand and where it fits in best in a sea of categories. Designed […]

$10

Sales Channel Growth and Management

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

Sales channel management is essential for sustainable growth and a competitive advantage. Learn from industry expert, Kelly Behr, on how to identify the right sales channels for your brand and how to drive products off shelves with a strong promotional plan and selling tool kit. This class will explore various sales channels, tips for working with distributors and […]

$10

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

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