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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 August 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:

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

“Connecting to Corporations: Developing the Value Proposition for Women-Owned Business”

Description: Presenter Julia Hubbel, author, veteran and a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), who specializes in teaching minority- and women-owned companies how to do business with the Fortune 500, will help small business owners adjust their value proposition to maximize impact, effectiveness and grow their business through connections with large corporate supplier diversity programs.
Cost: FREE

Location: Edelman, 200 E. Randolph St., 63rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60601

Registration: http://goo.gl/8MUhJ2

Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to 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/ahCjB5

Monday, August 11, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

“V2B: Veterans 2 Business”

Description: As part of the V2B series, this entrepreneurial workshop educates veterans on alternative financing sources, determining which certifications are best and offers the opportunity to network with procurement, government contracting and financial professionals.

Cost: Open to all veterans at no cost.

Location: Cook County Building, 118 N. Clark Street, 4th Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60602

Registration: http://goo.gl/Sz9S95 (All attendees must register beforehand to veterans.affairs@cookcountyil.gov)

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.

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