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City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road

Small Business Center on the Road

The Small Business Center on the Road Expo series is back for 2016! The next expo will be at the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday, June 25th  from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.  The expos are free and open to the public.  

Small Business Center on the Road Flyer

Expo details:

  • FREE assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process
  • Resources on Procurement, Financial, Insurance, Consumer information
  • Financial Advisers on hand to answer questions
  • Perfect your Elevator Pitch
  • Mini makeovers offered by Ulta Cosmetics
  • FREE Headshot from a professional photographer to be used for marketing/promotional materials
  • FREE Tax Clinic: One-on-One counseling sessions provided by Center for Economic Progress (CEP)
  • FREE Law Clinic: Legal advice and support provided by The Law Project
  • FREE Networking Hour: Connect and exchange ideas with likeminded entrepreneurs provided by Chicago’s Office of the City Treasurer from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Free Document Shredding onsight
  • Over 40 Exhibitors including:
    -City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)C
    - Fifth Third Bank
    - Country Financial
    - Center for Economic Progress
    - Latin American Chamber of Commerce
    - Illinois Department of Employment Security
    - Illinois Secretary of State
    - City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
    - City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services
    - City of Chicago Department of Public Health
    - Score
    - Accion Chicago
    - Law Project
    - South Shore Chamber Inc
    - Somer Cor
    - CNI
    - Chicago Public Library
    - Chicago Neighborhood Ininiative
    - City Treasurer's Office
    - Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
    - Illinois Office of the Comptroller
    - Illinois SBDC at UIC
    - Illinois Tollway
    - Illinois Worker's Compensation
    - Illinois State Treasurer Office
    - Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at IIT
    - People's Natural Gas Savings Program
    - US Small Business Administration
    - US Department of Labor
    - YWCA
    - and more !
  • 2 Free Workshops (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

    X Factors of Business Success
    Presented by the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Katherine Toll of Expert On Time Consulting

    Join the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Katherine Toll of Expert On Time Consulting as they host a discussion around the X Factors of Business Success.  It goes without saying that a viable product and/or service are key to a business’s success, but what are other skills and areas that take your business to the next level?  Join us as we discuss how your communication, your confidence, and your presence affect your bottom line.


 Upcoming Expos:

  • Saturday, September 10 at Columbus Park Refectory
  • Saturday, October 29th at Copernicus Center