BACP Free Small Business Training November and December Schedule!

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, 11/30 at 10:00 AM
Business and Worker Impacts of the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA)

Presented by the BACP Office of Labor Standards and Illinois Department of Labor

The One Day Rest in Seven Act in Illinois (ODRISA) goes into effect January 1, 2023. The amended state legislation that passed earlier this year will have an impact on business owners and workers in Chicago and across Illinois. The amendment, once effective, will require employers to provide non-exempt employees with one 24-hour day of rest in every consecutive seven-day period. Join this webinar to learn the requirements and enforcement of the amendment to ensure compliance. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Register for the 11/30 Webinar 

Wednesday, 11/30 at 3:00 PM
Still Marketing Like it's 1989? Digital Marketing in Chronological Order
Presented by Danny Coello, CEO & Founder of DS&P Digital Marketing Agency, based here in Chicago.
As a small business owner you have a million things to juggle at once and the struggle is real! One of those things that is extremely important to your business success is your online presence and your digital marketing. Some of the questions often shared with me are "Where do I start?" and "What is the most important thing I can do to promote my business?"
In this webinar we will go over every step you need to take, in chronological order, to achieve online success. And by online success I'm referring to exposure, traffic and more importantly, revenue.
Register for the 11/30 Webinar

Thursday, 12/1 at 2:00 PM
Business Licensing Series: Filling Station License

Presented by City of Chicago Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Learn about filling station licensing, including the application process and required documents, as well as best practices for safe operations. The webinar will also cover business compliance enforcement.
Register for the 12/1 Webinar

Friday, 12/2 at 9:30 AM
How to Write a Business Plan. What you need to know!

Presented by Donna R. Rockin, Managing Partner at Rockin Enterprises, Inc.
Learn how to create a comprehensive business plan. It's easier than you think when you understand all the components that get included. You'll receive a complete list of what to include to demystify the process. Writing a solid business plan is your roadmap to business success.
Register for the 12/2 Webinar

Tuesday, 12/6 at 2:00 PM
Home & Business Protection Program
Presented by Community Safety Coordination Center
The City's Home and Business Protection Program?(HBPP) provides rebates up to certain limits that cover the costs of outdoor security cameras, one year of cloud storage for video footage, outdoor motion sensor lighting, vehicle GPS trackers, and subscription costs. Join this webinar to learn about the program including eligibility, rebate requirements, and the impact on community safety.
Register for the 12/6 Webinar 

Wednesday, 12/7 at 3:00 PM
City Inspections - Ask Questions, Get Answers

Presented by the City of Chicago
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Buildings will provide insight on how operate a compliant business in the City of Chicago. Topics covered will include how to prepare for inspections, building permits and sign display requirements, food inspection overview and necessary certificates, and zoning review procedures. Learn how to operate safely and avoid common setbacks.
Register for the 12/7 Webinar

Thursday, 12/8 at 2:00 PM
Overdose Prevention and Substance Use Resources in the Hospitality Industry
Presented by the Chicago Department of Public Health Office of Substance Use & Recovery
In this webinar, attendees will learn about opioid overdose, treatment resources to support staff and the community, and how to access free Narcan and fentanyl test kits for staff and patrons. Hospitality licensees are encouraged to participate. The webinar will include a Q&A at the end.
Register for the 12/8 Webinar

12/9 at 9:30 AM
Understanding the 5C’s of Credit from a Lender’s Perspective

Presented by CIBC Bank USA
Whether you’re a business owner or thinking about starting your business; you will learn what you need to know about bank financing products during this discussion. We will talk about credit, capacity, collateral, character, capitalization and loans, lines of credit and other available resources that can help you on your entrepreneurial journey.
Register for the 12/9 Webinar

Wednesday, 12/14 at 3:00 PM
Achieving Success With Investors

Presented by Score Chicago
This webinar is a step-by-step overview of what an entrepreneur needs to do to obtain outside funding.
Register for the 12/14 Webinar

Friday, 12/16 at 9:30 AM
Establish a Professional Domain, Website & Email for Your Business

Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, Illinois Google Digital Coach, Host of The Honest Field Guide Podcast, and NFT and Web 3 Instructor
If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web. In this workshop we’ll discuss the benefits of owning a domain, helpful web terms to know, and how to get the most out of your domain.
Register for the 12/16 Webinar

Wednesday, 12/21 at 3:00 PM
Get In The Know: Resources for Your Small Businesses

Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Learn about business resources that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.
Register for the 12/21 Webinar

Friday, 12/23  No Webinar Due to Holiday

Wednesday, 12/28  No Webinar Due to Holiday

Friday, 12/30  No Webinar Due to Holiday

Wednesday, 1/4  No Webinar Due to Holiday

Friday, 1/6  No Webinar Due to Holiday

Webinars will resume on 1/11/23.