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Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub Powered by Women Employed

The Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub intends to be a community and connective tissue between organizations that provide business resources and women, particularly women who are Black, Latinx and in low-wage roles.


The Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub (WE Hub) provides curated business resources to women entrepreneurs in Illinois. The WE Hub contains valuable resources, created by trusted partners in the entrepreneurship space throughout Illinois, into one place to help make the path forward easier. At WE Hub, we provide timely and accurate options, resources and tools that put women on a path to achieve their own vision of success.

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals (Specialty)
  • Define products
  • Price products
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast

Formalize structures

  • Secure licenses (Specialty)
  • Buy insurance
  • Buy or rent space
  • Certify as MBE/WBE
  • Register legally

Find financing

  • Establish accounts
  • Manage books
  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant (Specialty)
  • Analyze needs
  • Evaluate equity

Increase sales

  • Update forecast
  • Improve marketing (Specialty)
  • Establish online
  • Develop partners
  • Join accelerator
  • Update business plan

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
  • Draft staff manual
  • Implement payroll

Capture wealth

  • Meet investors
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Plan for succession
Contact Information
Shelby Flores
1 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601