The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall
Located at 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805 unless indicated otherwise. You can register for a workshop by emailing BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or by calling 312.744.2086. ALWAYS call first to confirm. Workshops subject to change and cancellation. I have attended several of these workshops and they are all excellent. I would advise arriving early because the workshops fill up.
10/23 How to Write a Business Plan – What you need to know! 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It’s easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You’ll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.
10/25 Identifying Your Optimal Marketing Tactics 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 11th Floor, Room 1103
There are many digital channels and marketing tactics to choose from that it can be overwhelming and difficult to know which ones will work best for your business or brand. This session will unpack and help integrate the following marketing tactics: Social media; Email marketing; Digital advertising; PR & media outreach; Blog content; And more!
10/30 Fighting Cybercrime and Meeting Your Cyber Security Challenges in 5 Steps 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Cyber crime targeting businesses is on- going and continues to be a major concern. Learn how five steps can build awareness and an action plan to deter cyber criminals and help avoid the problems that could destroy a business. This presentation uses the latest information about hackers and data breaches to educate businesses how to protect themselves. Better Business Bureau teamed with National Cyber Security Alliance and National Institute for Science & Technology, along with local cyber security experts to create a scale-able program that any size company can use to create an individualized cyber security program. This workshop is in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
11/1 Designing Products and Services 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 11th Floor, Room 1103
11/6 City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
11/8 Master Plan Workshop 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 11th Floor, Room 1103
11/13 Contracts 101 and Negotiation Tips 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
11/15 Digital Mindset for Growth 101 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 11th Floor, Room 1103
11/20How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
11/22 Get Capital for Your Small Business with Kiva and Accion 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. 11th Floor, Room 1103
11/27NO WORKSHOP DUE TO HOLIDAY
Weekly on Wednesday and Friday (starting January 1, 2014)