Upcoming Events & Resources


Illinois District Office - September 2022

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Upcoming Events

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SBA's Community Navigator Pilot Program in Partnership with the Quad County Urban League, SCORE, and other resource partners will be facilitating a Business Building Blocks Series, a virtual step by step small business building program with subject matter experts. This online workshop series is at no cost to the participants and will focus on a different topic each week. The next business building workshop is Wednesday, September 7th from 6PM-8PM and will continue every week.  Participants must register to attend the event.


Spanish SBA Programs


SBA Spanish Language Business Building Webinar Series

La Agencia Federal para Pequeños negocios, juntos con La red de mentores empresariales (SCORE, por sus siglas en ingles), El centro de desarrollo de pequeñas empresas (SBDC, por sus siglas en inglés) la cámara de comercio hispana de Illinois y Allies for Community Business, le presenta una serie de cinco talleres llamados "Inicie su negocio". Esta serie está diseñada para ayudar a las personas que desean iniciar, expandir o hacer crecer su negocio.

La importancia de un plan de negocio – Sesión 3 Aprenda lo que es un plan de negocio, como escribirlo y como ayudara su negocio lograr éxito.

miércoles, 14 septiembre 2022 4:00 p.m. 

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La diferencia entre crédito personal y crédito empresarial – Sesión 4 Analice la diferencia entre crédito personal y empresarial y determine como mejorar los para obtener financiamiento para su negocio.

jueves, 29 septiembre 2022 4:00 p.m. 

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The WOKE Entrepreneur Summit has created a unique event experience for African American entrepreneurs aged 21-45. As an "entrepreneurship conference for the culture", each year they've brought together over 300 of Chicago's top Millennial entrepreneurs, Xennial entrepreneurs, and seasoned business leaders for a day of learning, networking, and celebration. Members of SBA's Illinois District Office and Community Navigator Pilot Program will be in attendance.

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Join the SBA's Illinois District Office for an overview of the 8(a) Business Development program, eligibility requirements, program benefits, and the steps to register in SAM (System for Award Management) to do business with the government. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9:30 AM

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The D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University is hosting a regional Military Entrepreneurship Forum, sponsored by Fiserv, that will focus on providing veteran and military spouse owned businesses in the Chicago area the opportunity to learn from, and network with, subject matter expert, resources in the space, fortune 500 companies, fellow entrepreneurs and more! Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM.

Chicago Gleacher Center

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

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