Small Business Workshops

Our workshops fit busy schedules and focus on topics relevant to operating a business in today’s challenging environment, such as business plan writing; business credit and financing; effective online and print marketing strategies; financial and tax reporting; and City of Chicago permits, licensing and zoning.

Both the SSA and CSS services include business technical assistance that helps launch new businesses and supports the growth of existing businesses. Our business technical assistance includes:

Business assessment
Our skilled professional team will work with you to explore business potential, assess market dynamics, review and analyze your business plan concepts.

Connecting owners with properties
Whether opening a new business or simply moving your business to a new location, our database of buildings for sale and rent inside the 63rd Street business district helps you select a site that suits your needs.

Consulting and strategy development
Take advantage of our experience with the local business market and global market trends through individualized support with developing cost-effective online and print media marketing; enhancing sales cycle methods; and identifying needs and accessing flexible financing and grants.

Technology Lab
Our technology lab, combined with our business workshops, helps business owners to build technology skills, such as using business software, accounting software and databases; effectively using online banking and e-commerce tools; accepting payments securely online; and developing a website and social media engagement strategy.

Upcoming Workshops

Call Tina James or Nick Kollias for assistance at 773-362-3373 or 773-362-3371.