Events

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

25 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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23 Jul
A4CB Hosted Event

Small Business Finance Basics

Allies for Community Business (A4CB) provides the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. A4CB offers loans between $500 and $100,000 to early, emerging, and established businesses at fair prices. In addition, A4CB provides free coaching to anyone who wants to start or grow a business, and A4CB connects entrepreneurs to trusted partners that can help further. Join A4CB Community Lender Ruben Orozco to hear an overview of what is required to apply for a small business loan and details about A4CB’s business coaching service.

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24 Sep
A4CB Hosted Event

Increasing Sales

Join A4CB’s next free coaching webinar for tips on how to increase your sales. In this webinar, A4CB Director of Coaching Rowan Richards will cover topics including building brand loyalty, testing and improving products, recognizing customer needs, retaining customers, and more.

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19 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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