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Center provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance.


CHICAGO, IL – Among workshops/events offered in December by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women’s business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

“Wisdom, Wine and Cheese: An Introduction to WBDC Services”

Description: The WBDC invites you to attend their informative workshop, for both prospective and established business owners.  Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business or growing the business you already have, this session will help you clarify your needs and learn more about WBDC resources. If you’re looking for assistance in pursuing government or corporate contracts, need financing to grow your business, or just need guidance to learn how to work ON your business, come join the WBDC circle of help!

Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

Registration:  http://bit.ly/URcrOD

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

“WOSB 5 Percent Rule – How to Navigate and Secure Federal Contracts”

Description: In this WBDC workshop you will gain insight on how to search for opportunities, identify decision makers and increase your chances of getting contracts. If obtaining government contracts is part of your strategic plan, this is an important workshop that you don’t want to miss!

Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $30.00

Registration:  http://bit.ly/100IOdQ

Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

“Getting a GSA Schedule Contract”

Description: This WBDC webinar will take the mystery out of the application process and provide guidelines to help you to start or complete your GSA Schedule application. Learn what GSA Schedule is, what federal agencies buy products and services from the GSA schedule, how to find the right GSA Schedule and what selection criteria is used to approve GSA Schedule applicants.

Location: Online, www.WBDC.org

Cost: Free

Registration: http://bit.ly/SZCNrU

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. The WBDC is headquartered at 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

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