Women’s Business Development Center offers March Programs that support and accelerate Women’s Business Ownership

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


CHICAGO, IL –Workshops/events offered in March 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, March 5, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

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

Description: This interactive, networking session is 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.

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

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

Registration: http://bit.ly/MANe8P

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

“New and Important Federal Laws that Affect Small Businesses”

Description: Don’t miss out on government contracting opportunities, due to unawareness. Laws are ever-changing and it is important to know how these changes will affect the way you do business. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA) includes some major changes in the rules for federal contracting with small businesses. Join the Women’s Business Development Center and Michelle Kantor, an attorney who leads the Federal Government Contracting practice group in the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins, LLC.

Cost: $15.00

Location: McDonald Hopkins, 300 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60654

Registration: http://bit.ly/1kY1eI8

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

“Navigating Health Care Reform & Your Small Business”

Description:  Join the Women’s Business Development Center in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield for a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act and how the law affects small businesses. You will learn about new regulations that impact small businesses, the various tax implications of your decisions, new terminology and healthcare disparities.

Cost: FREE

Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield, 300 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Registration: http://bit.ly/1fzLfIV

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. Now in its 27th year of operation, the WBDC provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance in Spanish and English.