Move your business forward in July

Summertime is here but don't forget about growing your business. Below are details on our July presentation of the Venture Series as well as some other information of interest to entrepreneurs. 

If we can help you grow your business, please let us know
The team at the Illinois SBDC at UIC
How to start your business: Venture Series
If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts. The Venture Series of workshops will give you a solid foundation for starting your business. Leave with a list of next steps customized for your situation.

This series of workshops will be held at the Illinois SBDC at UIC office at 815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400, 60607. We hope to see you there!

Venture Start: Jul 10 at 6 :00 pm
Venture Viability: Jul 11 at 6:00 pm
Venture Finance: Jul 12 at 6:00 pm
Venture Launch: Jul 13 at 6:00 pm
Other Information

Small Business Center on the Road
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.
Jun 24 at South Shore Cultural Center

ake City Small Business Pitch Event
Have an idea to start or expand your business? Pitch it to us and have a chance to win cash prizes up to $5,000, marketing and branding services, and much more! In collaboration with Groupon, ICNC celebrates its 50th year by promoting Chicago small businesses. Open to all Chicago consumer goods small businesses! The deadline to apply is Jun 30.

Chicago Minimum Wage Increase
Effective  Jul 1 - for more information:

This a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.
ChallengeHER Chicago will be on Jul 27.

Chicago Innovation Awards
The largest annual celebration of innovation in the Midwest. Chicago's business and civic leaders come together to honor the creative spirit of the Chicago region by recognizing the most innovative new products and services introduced in the market.
Nominations close on Jul 31.

Would you like to meet with an expert to discuss your small business? Contact us at 312.996.4057 or to learn more.  

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