Women’s Business Development Center offers December 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 December 2013 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, December 4, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

“Starting a Business in Illinois”

Description: Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? In this Women’s Business Development Center workshop you will learn about the right tools to get you ahead of the game and how to successfully begin your career in entrepreneurship. This workshop will address: How to have a successful launch for your business; Is business ownership right for you?; How to transition from being an employee, volunteer, homemaker and/or independent contractor to business owner, and more.

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

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

Registration: http://bit.ly/1fHp2L5

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

“Grow Your Business with WBDC: A Service Guide”

Description: This workshop is a great opportunity for those businesses owners who want to take the next steps in growing their business, but aren’t exactly sure what those steps are. You will learn all about the different programs offered at the Women’s Business Development Center and which ones are most appropriate for you.

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

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

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

“Give Back as a Mentor: Realistic Expectations”

Description: In this Women’s Business Development Center webinar you will learn how to become a successful and influential mentor, not only for your future mentee but also for your own company. Multiple studies have shown that when sufficient time and effort is put into a mentoring relationship, both businesses in the relationship will have economic growth. You will learn to: recognize the benefits of a mentoring relationship for you and your business; define the responsibilities of a mentoring relationship, specifically in the areas of personal accountability, communication, process, progress and feedback; identify how to find micro entrepreneurs to mentor; develop a mentoring plan and written agreements; and evaluate the mentoring relationship effectively.

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: Free

Registration: http://bit.ly/18BeJ6b

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.