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Brick & Mortar Basics – Tips for Launching a Retail Business

September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Building a brick and mortar retail business in Chicago can be a challenging and rewarding process. Learn from panelists with signficant experience building successful retail establishments on the South Side of Chicago. Panelists will talk about their experiences building their business and best practices for opening, marketing, and expanding their presences. They will also talk about common pitfalls that retail entrepreneurs can face in Chicago.

The Community Business Workshop Series is a joint collaboration of Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Office of Business Diversity, the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship, the South East Chicago Commission, the Office of Civic Engagement, and Facilities Services. The goal of the series is to provide South Side businesses and entrepreneurs with substantive and actionable programming to grow and sustain their businesses.