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CHICAGO, IL – The Women’s Business Development Center will offer free webinars  in January.

Webinars to be offered include:

·         January 6, 2015, Noon – 1 p.m., “Grow Your Business with WBDC: An Intro to Services”
This interactive networking session is for prospective and established business owners who are looking for assistance in pursuing government or corporate contracts, need financing for business growth, or need general business guidance.

Registration: http://goo.gl/SMxX8h

·         January 6, 2015, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. and January 21, 2015, Noon – 12:45 p.m.

“Finding Your Way When You Are Stuck: Working Your Way Through Growth Analysis Tools”

This webinar introduces business owners to GrowthWheel®, a new curriculum offered by the Women’s Business Development Center. After participating in this free orientation session, business owners use a GrowthWheel® tool to self-assess where they are in 20 areas related to four key challenges:  an attractive business concept, lasting customer relations, profitable operations, and a strong organization. GrowthWheel® is a hands-on, owner driven, action-oriented way of analyzing these issues, while working with a certified WBDC business advisor/coach.

Registration for January 6: http://goo.gl/iPuzsp

Registration for January 21: http://goo.gl/dddJGh

·         January 20, 2015, Noon – 12:30 p.m., “GrowthWheel Series: Is Your Business Idea Clear?”

While the objective of a business is to make money, its mission is very different from that. Is the mission of your business clear to you? To your customer? Join this webinar to learn how to: 1) Build a broad, clear mission statement that resonates with you and your customers and provides value; 2) Utilize a tool to help you formulate the company’s purpose and mission in the world; 3) Utilize a tool that will help you hone your description of your business idea, to make it easier to sell and receive feedback on your idea; 4) Describe your idea more fully and concisely.

Registration: http://goo.gl/78lgaf

·         January 27, 2015, Noon – 1 p.m., “Mentoring: Learning Appropriate Expectations”

During this seminar, business owners can learn how a mentor/protégé relationship can work for their business.

Registration: http://goo.gl/KnR5yd

·         January 30, 2015, Noon – 12:30 p.m., “GrowthWheel Series: How Well Do You Know Your Customer?”

By trying to understand who your customers are, you can become better at designing your products/services. And, you get better at communicating with them as well. Join this webinar to learn how to: 1) Get a better understanding of your customer by building typical profiles; 2) Analyze what the customer is thinking, feeling, doing and where they are going; 3) Analyze five areas of your customers’ current situations to be able to better determine their needs in relation to your product/service; 4) Figure out your next steps to better plan and adjust your communications, based on customer needs.

Registration: http://goo.gl/raaIQw

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

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