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Upcoming
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 · 6:00 PM EDT
    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, November 10, 2021 · 5:00 PM EST
    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. Join us to learn the key o...
  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021 · 5:30 PM EST
    Presentation moderated by West Side Forward Small Business Development Center.

    Are you looking to earn a grant from the state of Illinois? Any organization seeking grants from the State of Illinois must meet the requirements of and adhere to the...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 · 5:00 PM CDT
    Feeling overwhelmed? Learn tips to help you combat those feelings of worry. Learn how to take an emotional timeout.
  • 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.
  • Friday, October 1, 2021 · 12:00 PM CDT
    The habits discussed in this workshop will help you get a start in the morning so that you can achieve greater productivity throughout your day and your life.
  • 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 22, 2021 · 5:00 PM CDT
    Different sites allow users the ability to schedule posts ahead of time across different social media platforms. This workshop is an addition to the “How to Grow a Business on Social Media” series, focusing solely on show attendees how to find the...
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021 · 10:00 AM CDT
    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, the 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, 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...
  • Wednesday, May 19, 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...
  • Saturday, May 15, 2021 · 10:00 AM CDT
    Refresh and update your social pages to increase engagement and traffic. This workshop offers a checklist of things you can to get more out of your social media pages.
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 · 11:00 AM CDT
    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, the 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.
  • 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...
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 5:00 PM CDT
    New opportunities are in full bloom in today’s job market. Some people struggle with finding what their new career path will be or what the next job opportunity will look like. In this exclusive replay, we share the formula that will help you find...
  • 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...
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    Evergreen Webinar
    One essential thing a business needs is access to capital. Yet, many business owners struggle to find the right channels to get that next release of cash that could take their business to the next level. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get in a r...
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 · 5:00 PM CDT
    This workshop will help participants figure out how to use technology to enhance their business. Each business has different technological needs and this workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs sort through software, apps, and equipment options that...
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 · 6:00 PM CST
    FB groups are the big thing right now. Learn what content you need to share to build your FB group
  • Recurring Webinar
    Have a business question? No need to make an appointment, just pop into our virtual office hours. Please note, this will not be a 1 on 1 session as multiple people can join.
  • Recurring Webinar
    Founder forum is an opportunity for business owners within the WSF community to connect with each other, exchange ideas, engage with advisors, or even practice their latest pitch. Those that join will be able to offer suggestions for future topic ...
  • Recurring Webinar
    For entrepreneurs in the early start-up and design stage of the business, the 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.
  • Recurring Webinar
    Any organization seeking grants from the State of Illinois must meet requirements of and adhere to the Grant accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). All applicants and grantees must comply with GATA grant requirements and GATA pre-qualificatio...
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 · 5:00 PM CST
    Becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), or a Veteran’s Business Enterprise (VBE) is another tool to add to your marketing kit that helps promote your company to major corporations that are activ...
  • Recurring Webinar
    Get to know West Side Forward at our virtual Open House. This is the perfect chance to learn about the host of services we provide including job and business-start up training along with COVID-19 job leads and resources & more. We are here to serv...
Series
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    West Side Biz Academy
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    Summit
    Ultimate Virtual Guide for Career Changers to get back into the Job Market post-pandemic.
  • Summit
    ULTIMATE VIRTUAL GUIDE TO GETTING BACK INTO THE JOB MARKET POST PANDEMIC
24/7 Webinars
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020 · 6:00 AM CDT
    Presented by CIBC and West Side Forward
WSF> digital access to life, career, entrepreneurial and business related content. www.westsideforward.org