City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road

The Small Business Center on the Road Expo series is back for 2017! The first expo will be at Arturo Velasquez Institute on Saturday, March 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  The expos are free and open to the public.  

3/18 Small Business Center on the Road Expo Flyer  

Expo details:

  • Keynote Speaker Laura Gutierrez of Nuevo Leon Restaurant 
  • FREE assistance from business consultants to begin the licensing process
  • Resources on Procurement, Financial, Insurance and Consumer information
  • Financial Advisers on hand to answer questions
  • Perfect your Elevator Pitch
  • Mini makeovers  and Hair Styling by Blown by Bocaj
  • FREE Headshot by 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 onsite
  • Food Trucks
  • Over 40 Exhibitors 
  • 2 Free Workshops (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Access to Capital: Helping Your Business to Grow
Presented by Fifth Third Bank and Accion Chicago
In order for businesses to grow capital is often needed but sometimes it isn’t always easy to come by. In this workshop you will learn about traditional and non-traditional credit sources as well as how to best prepare for when your company needs it most.

  • And much more!