Events

Mark your calendar! Find local events designed to showcase and celebrate fellow entrepreneurs, build your network, and connect you to valuable experts.

16 Feb
Partner Hosted Event

City of Chicago Construction Summit 2023

The City of Chicago’s Construction Summit 2023 promises to deliver a thought-provoking and networking-focused forum packed with subject matter experts from the construction industry who will facilitate workshops and panel discussions aimed at providing knowledge and resources on how to grow your business and what is needed to participate in contracting opportunities with government agencies.

A4CB CEO Brad McConnell will participate in the Financial Resources for Your Construction Business panel.

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28 Feb
A4CB Hosted Event

Starting a Business 101

Starting a small business is a very exciting moment. It can also be very challenging. That is why we want to help entrepreneurs get off to a great start by following some very important first steps. Along with discussing the key steps for starting and growing a business, the webinar will cover how to write a business plan and create a financial forecast.

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18 Apr
A4CB Hosted Event

Social Media Strategy

Social media platforms can be used to build your company’s brand and sell your products. In order to achieve your business objectives, social media content and interaction must be well planned. A4CB’s Amanda Askew will review strategies for reaching the right audience, creating content, and maximizing ROI.

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18 May
A4CB Hosted Event

Personal Financial Management

Business owners spend a lot of time growing and managing their businesses. Often, there is little time set aside to manage their personal finances. During this webinar, attendees will learn the benefits of developing short-term, medium-term, and long-term financial goals. The webinar will also cover key steps to reaching those personal financial goals.

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13 Jun
A4CB Hosted Event

Becoming WBE and MBE Certified

Finding and retaining customers is an ongoing necessity for all business owners. If you have ever considered selling products or services to a large institution, our next free coaching webinar is for you. Becoming WBE or MBE certified can help a business owner qualify for contracts offered by some of Chicago’s largest public, private, and nonprofit organizations. This workshop will review the specific steps needed to become WBE or MBE certified, additional criteria that institutional buyers are seeking, and the role that Allies for Community Business plays in helping connect small businesses with institutional buyers.

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26 Sep
A4CB Hosted Event

Getting Started in QuickBooks

Accounting software can help you keep your profits and costs organized. By linking your business bank account and credit card to the platform, you will be able to categorize and track all money coming in and going out each month. This workshop will provide a hands-on overview of a common accounting platform, QuickBooks. Whether you are still considering the right platform for your business, or if you are currently using QuickBooks and want to learn best practices, this workshop is for you!

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14 Nov
A4CB Hosted Event

Social Media Strategy

Social media platforms can be used to build your company’s brand and sell your products. In order to achieve your business objectives, social media content and interaction must be well planned. A4CB’s Amanda Askew will review strategies for reaching the right audience, creating content, and maximizing ROI.

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