Women’s Business Development Center Offers May 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 offered in May 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:

Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Grow Your Business with Allstate Supplier Diversity Opportunities”

Description: Gain an inside look at how corporations approach supplier diversity. Join the Women’s Business Development Center and WBDC Corporate Partner, Allstate, to take a closer look at the Allstate Supplier Diversity process. This seminar includes a Q&A with Allstate Supplier Diversity and Procurement team members.

Cost: $20.00

Location: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Registration: http://goo.gl/9S4XXe

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“Expecting the Unexpected: Why is Small Business Risk Education Important for You?”

Description: At this workshop you will learn how to prepare and protect your business in the event of an accident, severe weather event or unexpected disruption. Topics include the financial benefits of effective risk management, strategies to protect your business from adverse events, and employee safety risk management.

Cost: $25.00

Location: East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Registration: http://goo.gl/EDvrbu

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 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: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Registration: http://goo.gl/SbcYFS

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. Now in its 28th 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.