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September 2015

City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers

September 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Business Education Workshop – Presented by the City of Chicago To operate a successful business in Chicago you must know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from City several departments will provide insight to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and point out the do’s and don’ts of operating your business.

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Community Business Academy Information Session #2

September 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Academy Information Session,
Evanston Civic Center | 2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston,IL60201United States
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Come learn more about Sunshine Enterprises and the work we do. We find and recruit aspiring and new entrepreneurs in order to train and equip them for success. Through the Community Business Academy, we teach not only business principles such as finance, marketing, and accounting; we also work with marketplace coaches and trainers–experts in their fields–matching them with local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable growth strategies that lead to revenue and increased sales. Our goal is growing businesses in struggling communities…

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Community Programs Accelerator Info Session #1

September 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago is preparing to kick off its second year with a new, dedicated facility and a call for applications for programming. Launched in May 2014, the accelerator aims to develop and strengthen nonprofits that are improving the health and vitality of local communities. The program seeks nonprofit organizations, preferably with 501c3 status, at any stage of development that serve at least one out of nine mid-South Side neighborhoods: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater…

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How to Use Blogging to Build Your Business

September 4, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by Smart at the Start Blogging is one of the best ways to build authority and traffic on the Internet. As the Internet continues to grow, consumers have an insatiable need for content. The company blog has become one of the most reliable forms of providing that information. The biggest challenge most small business owner’s face is not whether they need a blog, but how to build a blog that brings in business. Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s…

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Community Business Academy Information Session #3

September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Academy Information Session,
Evanston Civic Center | 2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston,IL60201United States
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Come learn more about Sunshine Enterprises and the work we do. We find and recruit aspiring and new entrepreneurs in order to train and equip them for success. Through the Community Business Academy, we teach not only business principles such as finance, marketing, and accounting; we also work with marketplace coaches and trainers–experts in their fields–matching them with local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable growth strategies that lead to revenue and increased sales. Our goal is growing businesses in struggling communities…

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Social Media Workshop: Tricks and Tips to Use Evernote for Businesses

September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange,
1452 E 53rd Street
Chicago,60615
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Is managing your business overwhelming? Evernote is a popular cloud note-taking and note-sharing tool that can help you organize your business and life. Learn how Evernote can help you note, track and store important items and collect them in notebooks for sharing. Organize in Evernote all that overwhelms you Arrange Evernote workflows that will support your business, and scale as your business grows Centralize work that comes in from any place in any format on any device Find what you…

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How to Really Start Your Own Business

September 9, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by SCORE Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? This workshop will help you assess your prospects, provide the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward. Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Bureau of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

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Brick & Mortar Basics – Tips for Launching a Retail Business

September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange,
1452 E 53rd Street
Chicago,60615
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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…

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How to Find and Finance a Franchise

September 11, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by John McLellan, FranNet- Chicago This informative workshop will explore the many franchise opportunities available in the Chicago market and explain the process by which you can determine which franchise meets your personal lifestyle and financial goals. This workshop also will explore the different financial options that are available for financing a franchise. Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Bureau of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

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Andersonville City Made Festival

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Andersonville will celebrate local businesses, brewers, performers, and makers from across Chicago during its 3rd annual City Made Fest. The festival exclusively features Chicago craft beers, Chicago music, Chicago food, and Chicago artisans in a weekend-long celebration of all things local. Located on Clark Street between Argyle and Carmen (5000-5100N), the Andersonville City Made Festival will take place September 12 & 13, 2015. City Made offers patrons the City of Chicago’s ONLY local-only craft brew festival, highlighting our commitment to crafters and producers working within the Chicago City…

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Chicago Business Synergy Conference – Honoring Legacy Businesses

September 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The Chicago Business Synergy Conference provides a platform for business owners and prospective entrepreneurs to learn and share information about successful business strategies, resources, and opportunities for the expansion of their ventures and ideas.

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How to Obtain a Mobile Food Dispenser/Preparer License

September 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) This workshop will give you all the information you need to become either a Mobile Food Dispenser (MFD) or Mobile Food Preparer (MFP) licensed food truck operator. We will walk you through the MFD/MFP licensing process including inspections, the application, mobile food vehicle, and operational requirements, as well as the optional pre-application Mobile Food Vehicle Assessment.

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Community Programs Accelerator Info Session #2

September 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago is preparing to kick off its second year with a new, dedicated facility and a call for applications for programming. Launched in May 2014, the accelerator aims to develop and strengthen nonprofits that are improving the health and vitality of local communities. The program seeks nonprofit organizations, preferably with 501c3 status, at any stage of development that serve at least one out of nine mid-South Side neighborhoods: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater…

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Small Business Success

September 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Learn the ins and outs of starting a small business and gain insight that will help you reach your goals.  This workshop will cover starting your entity, marketing it for success and the intangibles of navigating the start-up arena. Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Bureau of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

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Small Business Center On the Road Expo

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and the Small Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE Small Business Center on the Road business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources on: •    How to finance a small business •    How to start the licensing process •    How to understand and comply with tax laws and requirements •    Business planning and counseling •    Connecting with chambers of commerce •    Business consultants from the Small…

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Community Business Academy Information Session

September 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Evanston Civic Center,
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston,IL60201United States
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Come learn more about Sunshine Enterprises and the work we do. We find and recruit aspiring and new entrepreneurs in order to train and equip them for success. Through the Community Business Academy, we teach not only business principles such as finance, marketing, and accounting; we also work with marketplace coaches and trainers–experts in their fields–matching them with local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable growth strategies that lead to revenue and increased sales. Our goal is growing businesses in struggling communities…

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Workshop: Building a Brand Message That Gets Results

September 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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In this two-hour session, Alyssa Conrardy and Lindsay Mullen of Prosper Strategies will guide attendees through the process of creating a set of compelling, targeted key messages they can use while writing, speaking about and marketing their businesses. This workshop focuses on three important exercises: 1. Profiling key stakeholders, from customers to investors 2. Identifying brand values and differentiators 3. Crafting a messaging matrix with messages about each brand value tailored to the unique needs of each stakeholder group  Attendees…

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How to Efficiently Manage Business Operations

September 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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This workshop will focus on operations management and how to find savings at the operational level. It will cover operations management, energy and utilities, and other areas where savings can be obtained in the operation of a business. You will learn techniques that can quickly result in savings on operational costs and fatten your bottom line in the process! Sponsored by the City of Chicago’s Bureau of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

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LinkedIn: Converting Connections to New Business

September 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by Digital Professional Institute and Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO of Forward Progress Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO of Forward Progress, will take proven steps from our Social Selling Boot Camp and show you the most effective methods of connecting with your targets, gaining quality appointments, and finding the potential new clients in your network. You will also see what it takes to get THEM to find YOU by using LinkedIn for less than 20 minutes a day! Topics…

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Protecting Your Tech Startup: Legal Considerations

September 30, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC Before opening the doors to your new technology concept, it’s important to be aware of legal risks that exist so you can properly protect your business. This workshop will explore different sources to fund your business venture and teach you some basic principles of how to protect yourself in litigation. We will also discuss intellectual property laws and provide practical approaches on how to implement a solid intellectual property plan.  Also, we will…

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October 2015

DEADLINE: Community Programs Accelerator

October 2, 2015
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago is preparing to kick off its second year with a new, dedicated facility and a call for applications for programming. Launched in May 2014, the accelerator aims to develop and strengthen nonprofits that are improving the health and vitality of local communities. The program seeks nonprofit organizations, preferably with 501c3 status, at any stage of development that serve at least one out of nine mid-South Side neighborhoods: Douglas, Grand Boulevard, Greater…

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Chicago Ideas Week: Top of Their Game: Entrepreneurs & Their Startup Stories

October 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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The world’s leading entrepreneurs reveal how they transformed fledgling business ideas into top-rated television stations, international fashion brands and business that generate social good. It’s an insider’s guide to riding out the waves of failure and turning the very germ of an idea into a successful company. Speakers include Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living; Martine Rothblatt, lawyer, entrepreneur, and medical ethicist; Cynthia Rowley, fashion designer; Nancy Lublin, founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line; Kay Kopoloivitz, founder of…

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November 2015

Healthcare Summit and Business Event

November 10, 2015
501 E. 61st Street

Chicago,60637United States
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Jewish B2B Networking is working with Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) and the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC). Together, we are hosting a unique event on November 10, 2015 and we encourage your participation. The Healthcare Summit and Business Event will bring together many small business leaders working together to discuss how they can jointly collaborate to lower healthcare costs for theier businesses, expand coverage options, and promote wellness for their employees. Attendance of more than 3,000 are expected. We are seeking Sponsors and Expo…

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December 2015

Sunshine Enterprises 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar!

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunshine Enterprises,
505 East 61st Street
Chicago,IL60637United States
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Sunshine Enterprises presents the 2nd annual Christmas Bazaar on December 12, 2015 from 10am-3pm at 505 E 61st Street Chicago, IL. This one-day holiday event brings together Chicagoan artisans and entrepreneurs to sell their goods and products to shoppers from all over Chicago and nearby suburbs. Sunshine will host nearly 20 vendors from the neighborhood. The holiday market will feature a variety of handmade gifts, unique service offerings, music and holiday treats. It is a festive opportunity to meet the…

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May 2016

Community Business Academy Information Session.

May 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Evanston Civic Center,
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston,IL60201United States
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Come learn more about Sunshine Enterprises and the work we do. We find and recruit aspiring and new entrepreneurs in order to train and equip them for success. Through the Community Business Academy, we teach not only business principles such as finance, marketing, and accounting; we also work with marketplace coaches and trainers–experts in their fields–matching them with local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable growth strategies that lead to revenue and increased sales. Our goal is growing businesses in struggling communities…

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August 2016

Women in Business Summit 2016

August 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston,
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston,IL60201United States
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  “If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard…perseverance is my motto.” Madame C.J. Walker Join us as Sunshine Enterprises hosts its 2nd annual Women in Business Summit in Evanston!  This year’s summit will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs and working professionals from around the Chicago area. The forum will include dynamic educational and networking opportunities. Featuring : Cameka Smith, Founder of The Boss Network Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder of Thank God I’m Natural Summer Alexander,…

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November 2016

Why Successful Entrepreneurs need Social Media

November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Evanston Civic Center,
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston,IL60201United States
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Don’t miss our sneak preview into a dynamic workshop series Sunshine Enterprises is rolling out! This workshop will be the first of the Launch 2017 Series. As an entrepreneur, your management of social media platforms can make or break you in this technological era. Elicia Bennett, brand expert will provide you with the tools to master each platform!

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December 2016

Resolution 2017: Grow Your Business Summit

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall,
1212 E 59th Street
Chicago,IL60637United States
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Join us as we celebrate the end of the year! The day will be filled with opportunities to learn, connect and invest in the future of your business! Event Schedule Keynote & Kick-Off FireSide Chat with Sunshine Enterprises clients and hor d’oeuvres Holiday Vending with Sunshine Enterprises Launch 2017 Workshops: Dropping the Mic: Public Speaking and Emotional Intelligence Sunshine Enterprises Launch Presentation Feature Presentations: Eric Reaves, South East Chicago Commission Brandi Williams, I am Brandi Elaine Robbins-Harris, Innovative Solutions To Learn…

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May 2017

Launch 2017

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Off Site Chicago,
560 W Washington Street
Chicago,ILUnited States
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    Event Details register at www.resolvetobegreat.com  Join us for a day filled with presentations by expert facilitators and industry experts on business topics designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business.  The day will feature the following workshops and lunch! Featured Workshops The Right Financing for your Business- The PrivateBank Navigating through all the various financing options can be a daunting task. Get expert advice on how to better position your business to secure a loan. Also, learn about financing…

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August 2017

The Connect Summit

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
To be announced,
Chicago,ILUnited States
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  You do not want to miss this! Last year, our Summit was a hit with over 100 attendees at the Hilton Garden. This year, we expect over 250 and it will feature a number of new elements that bring together working professionals and entrepreneurs across Chicago together!  Join us for a day filled with presentations by expert facilitators and industry experts on  topics designed to help professionals and entrepreneurs achieve their goals! The day will feature the following networking,…

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