The Women’s Business Development Center Offers March Programs That Support and Accelerate Women’s Business Ownership

The Women Business Development Center  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 March by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) include:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

“Boosting Your Bottom Line – The Credit Issue”

Description: In this interactive workshop, an industry expert will guide participants through an evaluation of their current financial health, and offer tips for making smart financial decisions to maintain a good personal credit score.

Cost: Free

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

Registration: http://goo.gl/Ywim7n

Friday, March 20, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“Working on Your Business with Growth Wheel Planning Tools”

Description: In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you’ll receive individual and group support and gain the tools and techniques you need to faster business growth and success. Prerequisite webinar: Finding Your Way When You are Stuck.

Cost: Free

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

Registration: http://goo.gl/E8Z9N9

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

“New and Important Federal Laws that Affect Small Businesses”

Description: At this WBDC workshop, Michelle Kantor, an attorney who leads the Federal Government Contracting practice group in the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins, LLC, will discuss new laws that impact how the federal government does business with small business owners.

Cost: Free

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

Registration: http://goo.gl/2nHtxM

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

“Writing a Dynamic Capability Statement”

Description: Do you know how to briefly and effectively pitch your business at a moment’s notice, leaving a memorable impression? In this webinar, Adrianne Callahan, Region 5 U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Specialist and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Manager, will explore topics that include: what small business specialists, contracting officers and procurement staff look for in a capability statement; what to say (and what not to say) in your capability statement; how to be relevant and brief but still effective, and how to use a capability statement as a relationship building tool.

Cost: Free

Location: Online

Registration: http://goo.gl/1FxDjQ

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. Now in its 29th 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.