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Business Education and Workshops

This section is for listing the business education and workshops in the Neighborhood and City of Chicago

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, on the 8th Floor in Room 805. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086. You also can register by emailing BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org.

2020 Workshop Calendar

Please note that all classes have. been cancelled through March 31, 2020

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The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business education workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall.
To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086 or e-mail BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org

Business Education Workshop Calendar

 

Business Education Workshop Webinar

 

Wednesday, 6/10 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Plan for A Successful Business
Presented by Score Chicago
A great Business Plan leads to success.  A thoughtful and well-executed business plan is the first step for every potential entrepreneur. Good planning increases the odds of success. This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Topics include: setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans and defining action steps to attain appropriate goals. With a good plan, build your road map to success.
•       Establish the information needed for a detailed business plan.
•       Create the Environment of the Company
•       Establish Pro Forma P&L Statements
•       Identify the Risks
•       Develop the Expected Cash Flow
•       Prioritize Your Action Steps

Click here to register for the Wednesday, 6/10 Webinar.

 

Friday, 6/12 at 9:30 AM Webinar
Introduction to Intellectual Property, Part I
Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid LLC
An introductory seminar for the savvy entrepreneur who wants to learn to identify the basic forms of intellectual property and formulate an effective intellectual property strategy for his/her business.
Click here to register for the Friday, 6/12 Webinar.

 

Wednesday, 6/17 at 3:00 PM Webinar
Accounting in Quickbooks

Presented by Trak Patel, ARCC Consulting
Learn how to keep your financial recordkeeping books using QuickBooks. We will identify the differences between QuickBooks Online vs. QuickBooks Desktop and list the important features and benefits.

Click here to register for the Wednesday, 6/17 Webinar.

 

Friday, 6/19 at 9:30 AM Webinar
How to Open a Concession at O’Hare and Midway International Airports
Presented by the Chicago Department of Aviation - Concessions Department and Unison Retail Management
Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O'Hare or Midway International Airport, but don't know where to begin? Come and learn about the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and how to operate a business at the airport.  This workshop will also provide an overview of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program.
Click here to register for the Friday, 6/19 Webinar.


Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions. 

Previous Webinars

  • To view Reopeing Chicago: Retail Service, click here.
  • To view Reopening Chicago: Food Service, click here.
  • To view Reopening Chicago: Health and Fitness, click here.
  • To view Reopening Chicago: Personal Services, click here.
  • To view Overview of Chicago's Reopening Plan for Businesses (Spanish), click here.
  • To view Overview of Chicago’s Reopening Plan for Businesses, click here.
  • To view Overview of Chicago's Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, click here.
  • To view Overview of Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance, click here.
  • To view Small Business Capital and Coaching During the Recovery, click here.
  • To view Protecting Yourself Against Business COVID and Cybersecurity Scams, click here.
  • To view Chicago Fair Workweek Overview-Part 1, click here.
  • To view Chicago Fair Workweek Overview-Part 2, click here.
  • To view Paycheck Protection Program & Other SBA Resources for Small Businesses, click here.
  • To view Resources Small Businesses During the COVID Pandemic, click here
  • To view Workers' Rights and Resources During COVID-19 - Spanish, click here.
  • To view Workers' Rights and Resources During COVID-19 - English, click here.

Partner Webinars

  • To view Coronavirus (covid-19): Small Business Guiance & Loan Resources by The Small Business Administration (SBA), click here.
  • To view Coronavirus (covid-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Recovery for Sole Proprietors by The Small Business Administration (SBA), click here.

 

BUSINESS EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AND SOLUTION STATION CONSULTATIONS AT CITY HALL ARE TEMPORARILY CANCELLED

Stay informed by visiting www.chicago.gov/coronavirus

Stay updated on BACP services and programs by visiting www.chicago.gov/bacp

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The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP's offices located in Room 805 and Room 1103 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL  60602. 

To register for a workshop please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086. 

City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers 2020 Workshop Calendar 

Talk to City Inspectors, Ask Questions, Get Answers is a special workshop offered on the first Wednesday of every month at City Hall. The workshop is highly recommended for anybody interested in opening a business, especially one that requires a pre-license inspection for one or more city departments. This workshop will give you the full spectrum of licensing, permits and inspection requirements for many types of businesses including restaurants, manufacturing, day care centers, motor vehicle repair shops and many others.


All workshops are free and are located in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. To register for a workshop e-mail BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086.

 
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