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.

 

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The entrepreneurial business plan pitch competition is ideal for small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Eight finalists will be chosen to pitch their business plan to a panel of distinguished judges for an opportunity to win prizes.

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This interactive session is for both prospective and established business owners to provide an orientation of what the WBDC has to offer.  Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or growing the business you already have, this session will help you clarify your needs and learn more about WBDC resources.  

 

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This workshop is a MUST for any entrepreneur who envisions starting a business and highly recommended for current business owners who want a refresher on taxes. Every business owner has tax reporting and payment responsibilities that start before the doors are opened to customers and continues past the sale of the business or end of operations. This workshop explains the most common types of taxes, how the form of business affects how income is distributed and reported, and what constitutes income and expenses (what and how much you can “write off”). It also covers recordkeeping requirements, when and how a business reports and pays its taxes, penalties for not doing it right or on time, and where you can get help when you need it.

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WBC and ScaleUp Aurora will be sharing their impact on the community with stakeholders.
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You became an entrepreneur because you had a mission and wanted to take control of your schedule and lifestyle, but some days the stress and overwhelm get so intense that the mission loses focus and you start to think, "working for someone else wasn't really that bad..." For most entrepreneurs  this scenario is all too familiar, and certain stressful and costly mistakes are not always obvious, but can be easily avoided once we know what they are. Come learn from a fellow female entrepreneur how to completely flip the script on stress and avoid burning-out. Your Great Work in the world is way to important not to attend... See you May 2!

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Billions of Federal and local dollars are spent each year in purchasing nearly every product and service you could think of. Learning how to market your business as a viable option to meet the needs of government agencies could prove to be a lucrative business move. If you are an established business exploring doing business with the government – whether it is on the city, municipal, state or federal level, come to an in-depth session about government contracting.

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Networking from 6pm-6:30pm. Thinking of starting a business? Recently started one ? Ready to form your corp or LLC? Already operating a small business or growth business?   If you are an entrepreneur, start-up, small business, or growth business, please join us for this seminar on legal info to help you avoid costly legal mistakes in forming, owning and operating a business.

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Come celebrate Crain's Small Business Week as we cover the business and legal aspects of running a Chicago home-based business.  Co-sponsored by the Women's Business Development Center, The Community Law Project, and IIT/Knapp Entrepreneurship Center

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Collaboration between Oswego Public Library and WBC Aurora, brings you Business Branding Rehab. With social media blazing and all eyes on your media outlets, your brand can take a hit with a bad review or a small mistake that feels irreversible. In this workshop, you will learn what to do in a brand crisis and how properly establish your brand personality to stand out.

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The WBDC Getting Your Business Plan Critique Clinic provides feedback on the draft of your business plan. When you build your strategic plan in a supportive community of business owners, everyone prsesent chips in and provides value.  You must bring a written draft of your business plan to participate in this session.

WBDC Director of Entrepreneurial Services, Meg Herman, will facilitate each session and lend her expertise on practical strategies in developing your business plan, so you can build your thoughts and ideas into a true business plan!

Registration for each session is limited to 6 business owners ensuring that each session is interactive and participants can apply this valuable information to their own business.

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