Women’s Business Development Center July Programs Support, Accelerate Women’s Business Ownership

Center provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance.

Chicago, IL, June 21, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Among workshops/events offered in July by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a nationally and internationally recognized women’s business assistance center providing services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, are:

Tuesday, July 10, 6 – 8:00 p.m., “Social Media Marketing Series: Building Your Brand through Facebook”

Description: Over 70% of U.S. internet users are on Facebook. Learn how to convey your brand's message through Facebook in an effective, engaging and relevant manner, being taught at the Women’s Business Development Center. This is the first of a five part series with the remaining covering: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ & YouTube and building a social media marketing plan.

Location: WBDC, 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door or $125.00 for the 5 workshop series.

Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1632

Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., “Connections Points: Networking with Accountants, Attorneys, Mediators and Financial Advisors”

Description: This exclusive networking event is for established women business owners in the following industries: accountants, attorneys, mediators and financial advisors. Discover how professionals in these industries are employing innovative strategies to attract new clients and increase revenues.

Location: Argent Restaurant and Raw Bar, 660 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: $20.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door

Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1651

Tuesday, July 17, 1 – 2:30 p.m., “Crowd Funding: Alternative Sources of Funding”

Description: If you're thinking about starting a creative project such as a new business or offshoot of your current business, learn what creative funding options are available from the Women’s Business Development Center’s financial expert.

Location: WBDC, 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1637

Thursday, July 26, 9 – 10:30 a.m., “Are you Ready for a Government Contract?”

Description: This workshop focuses on determining if your business is at the right stage to pursue opportunities with government agencies, and how to market your business to them. Learn the steps to identify contract opportunities, including which website to visit to find bid opportunities.

Location: WBDC, 8 South Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door

Registration: http://www.wbdc.org/Calendar/EventDetails.aspx?eId=1631

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. The WBDC is headquartered at 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
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Chris Ruys