News Release
City Services

January 3, 2011

City of Chicago Continues to Offer Small Business Workshops in 2011

January Workshops focus on how to start, grow and protect your business

Efrat Stein    312.744.5365

The City of Chicago,  Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) continues to offer FREE business education workshops in 2011 to help new and existing businesses succeed in the new year. This month’s workshops provide important information and great resources on how to start, grow and protect your business.

Workshops include Financing Your Business, Graphic Design and Branding for Print and Web.  Other topics include How to Open a Child Care Business, Job Order Contracting Information Session and a workshop on the new Vacation Rental License.

This month, entrepreneurs will learn how protect their business concepts and ideas in a Trademark & Copyright workshop.

Workshops are conducted by city officials, BACP’s partner organizations, or by experts in the industry.  All workshops are free and located at BACP's City Hall Office, 121 N. La Salle Street, Room 805.

To register for a workshop call 312.744.5344

*Workshop offered once every month

 

1/5 - *Talk to City Inspectors, Ask Questions Get Answers

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Presented by the City of Chicago

 

1/7 - How to Finance your Business

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented by ACCION

 

1/12 - New Vacation Rental License

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Presented by Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)

 

1/14 - Graphic Design & Branding for Print and Web

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented by Web Trax Studio

 

1/19 - Job Order Contracting (JOC) Informational Workshop                     

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presented by the City of Chicago

 

1/21 - How to open up a Child Care Business

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented by Maria Lopez, Director of Latina Programs, WBDC

 

1/26 - *How to Become Certified - 2:00 to 3:00 pm

*Doing Business with the CITY OF CHICAGO - 3:15 to 4:30 pm

Presented by the Office of Compliance and the Department of Procurement Services (DPS)

 

1/27 - Taller Para Negocios Hispanos

Un taller gratis para empresarios. Visitenos en el Restaurante Mi Tierra, 2528 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago

De 9:00 am a 11:00 am

 

1/28 - Trademarks & Copyrights

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Presented by Hazel Espinar, Attorney at Law

 

For full workshop descriptions view the attached calendar or  visit www.cityofchicago.org/bacp to connect with more business resources.

 

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