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Women’s Business Development Center Programs Support, Accelerate Women’s Business Ownership

Center provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance.

PRLog - May 18, 2012 - CHICAGO -- Among workshops/events offered in June 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:  

Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., “Fourteenth Annual Child Care Business Expo: Shining a Light on the Business Side of Child Care”
Description: Themed “Shining a Light on the Business Side of Child Care,” and presented in Spanish and English, the Child Care Business Expo provides child care entrepreneurs access to creative solutions to today’s business issues and to a much-needed network of resources and support.  Attendees learn from peers and top leaders in the business side of child care.  The Expo is the only event of its kind—a unique one-stop clearinghouse for child care business solutions, resources, products, information and services.
Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL
Cost: $25.00 for the Morning Session (includes breakfast), $15.00 for the Afternoon Session (includes a boxed lunch), $40.00 for both sessions, including breakfast and lunch!
Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/Child.aspx

Monday, June 11, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., “Wisdom, Wine and Cheese: Introduction to WBDC Services”
Description: A session that helps prospective and established business owners clarify their needs and learn more about WBDC resources.
Location: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1604  

Thursday, June 14, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., “Connection Points: Networking with Construction Businesses, Architects, Interior Designers and Realtors”
Description: This Women’s Business Development Center exclusive networking event is for established women business owners in the following industries:  architecture, landscape architecture, construction and interior design.  This Connection Points event also includes a short panel discussion on how women-owned businesses in these professions are incorporating social media into their marketing strategies, what’s effective and efficient, and how are they measuring.
Location: TBD, Check www.WBDC.org for updates
Cost: $20.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door
Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1607

Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., “Take the Mystery out of Finance”
Description:  This Women’s Business Development Center workshop will provide real world examples and ask questions you may have avoided asking previously. Learn the Five C’s: cash flow, collateral, capital, character and conditions, as well as detailed information about financing through equity, debt, receivables, purchase order and leasing.
Location: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 South Michigan, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
Register: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1602

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. The WBDC is headquartered at 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

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