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 the South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.  The expos are free and open to the public.  

 3/3 Expo Flyer

Expo details:

  • Keynote Speaker - Kamau Murray
    Kamau Murray has coached tennis hopefuls all the way to Olympic gold and the U.S. Open. From the tennis court to business, Murray shares his secrets that inspire and motivate for maximum performance.
  • 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 including:
    Fifth Third Bank 
    ACCION Chicago
    Center for Economic Progress
    City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
    City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development
    City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services
    City of Chicago Department of Public Health - Food Protection Program
    City of Chigago Department of Streets and Sanitation
    City Treasurer Office
    CMS/Business Enterprise Program
    Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative
    Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
    Illinois Office of the Comptroller
    Illinois Secretary of State - Business Service Division
    Illinois State Treasurer's Office
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    Knapp Entrepreneurship Center IIT
    SCORE Chicago
    SomerCor 504/ City of Chicago Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF)
    The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    Victoria Rock Corporate and Legal Services
    Women's Business Development Center
    Far South CDC
    Small Business Development Centert at Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
    Jules Knapp Entrepreneurship Center at IIT
    Small Business Majority
    Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Organization
    Latin American Chambe of Commerce
    Sunshine Enterprises
    Chicago Neighborhood Initiative 
    and more...... 
  • 3 Free Workshops (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

    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.

    How to Really Start Your Business
    Presented by Score
    Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? This workshop will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.

    Marketing to Build Customer Relationships
    Presented by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
    In today's business environment, it's all about relationships. This session will focus on the fundamentals of relationship marketing with special attention given to the changes in customer demographics, competition, technology, and the influence of social media.

  • And much more!
Sponsored by: 
Fifth Third Bank Western Union

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