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Are you an entrepreneur or business owner who is seeking funding? This workshop will offer an overview of state, federal, and private funding opportunities.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 · 6:30 PM EDT
    Are you interested in getting your business enterprise certification? Well, join us as we converse with experts who take the “mystery” out of applying for business certifications like: MBE, WBE, BEP, VBE and others! During our talk with the expert...
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 · 10:00 AM CDT
    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many resources available to you.
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 · 5:30 PM CDT
    When it comes to legal topics, many entrepreneurs and business owners have major questions that have a significant impact on their business. Some questions include: how to structure their business, how to avoid all too common legal missteps and/or...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 5:30 PM CDT
    Sell, Sell, Sell! We sell things all the time. If your understanding of selling is to convince someone the value something has, then you are selling. We sell things to our friends all the time through word of mouth. Why is it such a heavy lift for...
  • Monday, June 21, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    For entrepreneurs interested in or in the early stages of starting a business in the retail industry, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, the best resources to get started, the pros and cons of brick mo...
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Keeping good financial records for your business is vital to the success of your business. In this workshop learn simple steps to get your business finances in order.
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 · 7:00 PM CST
    Wonder why your posts aren't getting the reach they deserve? Why they are being seen by the same small audience? This workshop will help you understand what the Algorithm is and how you can create posts that will be seen by more people.
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 · 6:00 PM CST
    Get a cheat sheet of tips to post daily.
  • On-Demand
    There are many ways to fund a business from grants, loans, crowdfunding, investors, etc. Regardless of how you raise money, there are certain protocols and strategies entrepreneurs should consider when approaching each one of these sources. This w...
  • On-Demand
    2022 is the year, to begin a new journey! That starts with creating a stressless/stress-free life. Stress is a silent killer that many people are aware of, yet fail to manage effectively. In large part because it's sometimes difficult to pinpoint ...
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
    There are many ways to fund a business from grants, loans, crowdfunding, investors, etc. Regardless of how you raise money, there are certain protocols and strategies entrepreneurs should consider when approaching each one of these sources. This w...
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Whether you are looking for a job opportunity for the first time or seeking new opportunities, this is the place to be. In this workshop, we will help guide you towards the resources you need, put you in touch with the right people, and offer brie...
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    There is an unspoken etiquette amongst business professionals that helps to develop long-lasting connections and opportunities. In this workshop, we will discuss the essentials of business etiquette and how to implement it in everyday settings.
  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 · 11:00 AM CDT
    Are you getting the most out of social media in your job search? Social media is a great source to learn about companies hiring, find job leads, and connect with hiring managers. With so many social media platforms it can be overwhelming to know w...
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 · 3:00 PM CDT
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.

    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many ...
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 · 5:30 PM CDT
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.

    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many ...
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    We understand that during these times, especially with costs rising, and all that is going on around the world, people are in need. Some people may not know where to turn to for help with whatever the need may be. Let us connect you to the help or...
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 · 6:30 PM CDT
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.

    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many ...
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.

    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many ...
  • Monday, February 28, 2022 · 6:30 PM CST
    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.

    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, this workshop offers a high-level view of what it takes to launch your business, develop a business plan, and the many ...
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Learn more about GATA and steps required to meet pre-qualification requirements. Any organization seeking grants from the State of Illinois must meet requirements of and adhere to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). GATA provides...
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Learn how to help your resume stand out.
  • Monday, August 29, 2022 · 7:00 PM CDT
    Funding for Start-Ups presented by Illinois SBDC, Neighborhood Business Development Center at West Side Forward
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
    Let’s grow your online community. Learn how to effectively leverage social media, and how to create a social media marketing game plan.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 · 11:40 AM CDT
    Let’s start your online community. Learn the benefits of social media and how to pick the ones that work best for you.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
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    Monday, August 8, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
    presented by Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward
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    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 · 12:00 PM CDT
    Do you feel overwhelmed, not in a good space, all over the place, etc.? Do you have an outlet or someone to talk to? Depression and anxiety are at an all-time high, and not everyone has a “safe place” to turn to. It does not have to be depression-...
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022 · 10:00 AM CDT
    Celebrate ‘National Small Business Week’ by joining us for a live event that will offer strategies on how to use social media to increase your business presence, growth and sales.

    The majority of successful businesses have a strategic social me...
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 · 11:00 AM CST
    Now more than ever, there are more job opportunities available with higher pay, and fewer restrictions. Whether you are looking for a job opportunity for the first time or seeking new opportunities, this is the place to be. In this workshop, we wi...
  • Friday, October 22, 2021 · 9:00 AM CDT
    There are many ways to fund a business from grants, loans, crowdfunding, investors, etc. Regardless of how you raise money, there are certain protocols and strategies entrepreneurs should consider when approaching each one of these sources. This w...
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 · 5:00 PM CDT
    Budgeting is key in both personal and business finances. Creating budgets allows you to gain a better understanding of your finances, track your spending habits, and show you what saving and investments you can make towards your future. This works...
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    Friday, August 12, 2022 · 1:25 PM CDT
    We will use this to pre-record your Summer Institute sessions.

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    Thursday, May 21, 2020 · 6:00 AM CDT
    Presented by CIBC and West Side Forward
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