City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road

The Small Business Center on the Road Expo series is back for 2018!
The next expo will be at Truman College Saturday, September 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The expos are free and open to the public.  

9/8 Expo Flyer 

Expo details:

  • Keynote Speaker - Josh Deth, Revolution Brewing

    Chairman of the Party at Revolution Brewing in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Revolution Brewing operates two facilities, an award-winning brewpub and a production brewery growing by leaps and bounds. After landing his first brewery job cleaning kegs at age 20, Josh spent three years at Goose Island Beer Company before launching Revolution Brewing in 2010.

  • 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 featuring Tricoci University 
  • 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 Community 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.
  • Food Trucks 
  • Exhibitors:
    Fifth Third Bank
    City of Chicago Deparmtent of Business Affairs & Consume Protection (BACP)
    City of Chicago Department of Buildings
    City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services
    City of Chicago Department of Public Health 
    City of Chicago Department Planning and Development
    City of Chicago Department Streets and Sanitation 
    Accion Chicago 
    Better Business Bureau
    Center of Ecomomic Progress
    Chicago Neighborhood Ininiative
    City Treasurer's Office
    CMS/Business Enterprise Program
    Cook County Office of the Cheif Procuement Officer
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
    Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
    Illinois Office of the Comptroller
    Illinois Secretary of State - Business Service Division
    Illinois State Treasurer Office
    Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
    Internal Revenue Service 
    Latin American Chamber of Commerce
    Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Sunshine Enterprises
    The Community Law Project
    Victoria Corporate and Legal Services
    Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
    Small Business Developemnt Center at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
    Small Business Majority
    Regional Transporation Authority
    Rogers Park Business Alliance
    and more....... 
  • 2 Free Workshops (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) including:

    Roadmap to Business Financing
    Presented by Fifth Third Bank & Accion Chicago
    In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.

    C corp, S corp, LLC - Which Is Right For My Business?
    Presented by the
    Community Law Project
    The Community Law Project’s Small Business Program offers legal support to entrepreneurs who are starting or have their own small businesses as a strategy to create financial independence. Since most entrepreneurs operate on a shoestring budget, obtaining legal advice is often unaffordable. This workshop will provide entrepreneurs with information about choosing the correct corporate structure for their business.


    Sponsored by:

    Fifth Third Bank Western Union

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