ATTENTION: eWBDC is moving!

We are switching to a new platform for our online/on-demand courses. ALL COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 31st, 2019. We will send you information about the new platform when it is available, but your progress will not transfer to the new system.
Additionally, all access to the eWBDC platform at wbdc.interactyx.com, including your course history, will cease on July 1, 2019.

Please call 312-853-3477 if you have questions or concerns about this transition.

 

You can find a specific course by using the search box (below), a type of course using the category selectors (below and left), or sort by letter using the alpha filter (below and to the right). To return to the main WBDC website, click on the WBDC logo at the top of any page. To return to the WBDC events calendar, please click here: http://www.wbdc.org/events

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In this workshop you will learn some financial concepts and tools that will help you to take control of your money now and make it work for you. After all your destiny is determined by you. Your better financial future starts with the decisions and changes you make today.

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Small Business Majority and the Women's Business Development Center for this webinar, focusing on issues impacting women entrepreneurs, including access to capital and lessons learned on how to start and build a scalable business.

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Learn how to build a brand strategy that resonates with the audience you serve and receive answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding the differences between marketing vs. branding. Presenter Linda E. Alberty, President of CULTIVATE EXCELLENCE Consulting will give you a recipe of memorable messaging to reinforce the market value of your start-up or small business.

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DreamBuilder is a unique, self-paced online business education tool with 14 courses that teach you the basics of starting and growing a business, including topics such as marketing, pricing and management. The lessons are guided by Alma, a fictional character who owns her own business. Alma shares her own experiences and knowledge in an animated series. In this interactive and hands-on seminar, you will learn how DreamBuilder will help you create a strong foundation to start and build your business.

The link to the seminar will be sent to you after you register.

Last day will be an in-person shark tank style presentation night at WBDC Aurora 43 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL, in preparation for the Business Plan Pitch Competition.

Scholarships available.

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Participating in the ENTIRE Acquisition Cycle

Any business striving for success would be interested in long term relationships that represent high volumes and full and fair margins. If you have an established business that already markets products and/or services to the private sector and are interested in learning how to create and develop public sector opportunities from someone who’s done
it, then please join our workshop.

• Knowing your value proposition
• Working with the Requiring Activity
• The importance of Specifications
• Requesting Set-Aside status for a Solicitation

We will answer questions and tailor comments and examples to reflect the business owners in attendance.

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Thinking of starting or buying a business, or franchising one? If so, join this webinar with expert in franchising, John McClellan with Frannet, to walk you thru the important considerations. financing options are discussed.

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Facebook, the #1 social media platform on the planet, has now made it even easier and more fun to authentically connect with your customers. Facebook LIVE is all about interacting with your audience in REAL TIME. It breaks down the barriers and creates a connection that transcends traditional marketing limitations. Vanessa Cabrera, Digital Marketing guru, marketing strategist and national speaker, will walk you through the Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook LIVE!

In this cannot miss session, Vanessa will introduce you to the world of Facebook LIVE and the different ways your business can benefit from using this exciting new platform. In this LIVE training you will learn: how to go live on Facebook, what do do BEFORE you go Live (most people miss this part), DURING and AFTER and much more..

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97% of all consumers research their purchases online prior to contacting a business. Are you maximizing your opportunities to reach them? Prerequisite:

Get Found on Google webinar, available here:

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Meg Herman
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All businesses, from pre-venture start-ups to established enterprises, must address four key challenges. They need an attractive business concept, lasting customer relations, profitable operations, and a strong organization. GrowthWheel® is a hands-on, owner driven, action-oriented way of analyzing these issues. The tools are designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their unique barriers to growth.

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Networking should not feel like a waste of your time. Learn tips and techniques to help you network effectively to grow your business.

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