City of Chicago: Free Business Education Workshops. The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805. Registration required at BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312-744-2086. ALWAYS call first to confirm.
Lean Social – How to Succeed at Social Media with Less Time and Less Money
Wed, June 28, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
How are you doing online with social media, your online community and all the choices there are to host customers and prospects? Find out how to make the best choices. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube are among the thousands of choices. Where should you focus and spend what little time and money you have? In this session you will learn, how to pick the best social media platforms for you, cool new techniques for “Lean Social”, efficient tips to manage these platforms with less time, the difference in Active vs. Passive Social Networks, and generate more business with less money.
C corp, S corp, LLC – Which is right for my business?
Fri, June 30, 9:30am – 11:00am
The Law Project’s Small Business Program offers legal support to entrepreneurs who are starting or have their own small businesses as a strategy to create financial independence. Since most entrepreneurs operate on a shoestring budget, obtaining legal advice is often unaffordable. This workshop will provide entrepreneurs with information about choosing the correct corporate structure for their business.
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Denise Franta, Director, Illinois SBDC at UIC
This workshop is designed to show you a process for evaluating an idea as a viable business. It focuses on identifying the big four business factors: (1) customers, (2) competitors, (3) products, and (4) cost structure all of which all affects profitability, or your ability to get paid. After this workshop, you will leave with an ability to systematically approach any idea for a business and make a decision whether to pursue it or not.
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Fire
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Presented Business Bragger
Learn the basics of social media. We will share important know-how like the difference between a personal profile and a business page. Also: how to setup a business page and how to post content, how to look at who’s viewing your page and make changes on the page.