Events

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

13 Dec
A4CB Hosted Event

Personal Financial Coaching

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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14 Dec
A4CB Hosted Event

Access to Capital: Bank and CDFI Options for South Bend Small Businesses

Join Allies for Community Business (A4CB), CDFI Friendly South Bend, and Centier Bank for a webinar about access to capital. A4CB’s Amanda Askew will give an overview of what is required to apply for a small business loan and information about free business coaching services. CDFI Friendly South Bend will share details about referral services to local businesses for technical assistance. Bryan Olund, Small Business Banker at Centier Bank, will discuss qualification requirements and loan structures for conventional business loans as well as Small Business Administration loans.

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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 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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