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Women’s Business Development Center August 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, July 25, 2012 --( Among workshops/events offered in August 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:

Thursday, August 2, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., “Pre-Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference Workshop “Teaming for Contracts”

Description: The Women’s Business Development Center invites you to one of four regional workshops leading up to the oldest conference and business opportunities fair for women, the Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference. You will learn how to expand your capacity through partnerships, target key strategies to improve your chances of forming successful partnerships and more. Workshop Presenter: Michelle Kantor, Member, McDonald Hopkins, LLC Chicago office.

Location: Microsoft, AON Center, 200 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL

Cost: Free


Tuesday, August 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., “Social Media Marketing Series: Building Your Brand through a Social Media Marketing Plan”

Description: This Women’s Business Development Center workshop teaches you how to tackle real problems like negative feedback, poor reviews and public competition. This workshop is perfect for business owners just starting out and already established. Knowing how to use social media can develop client/business relationships otherwise left unfound.

Location: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door


Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., “Mentees: Mastering a Mentoring Relationship for Business Growth”

Description: Want to ramp up your learning curve for your business? Multiple studies show that entrepreneurs speed up their growth when they effectively work with a mentor. The Women’s Business Development Center can help prepare you to maximize a mentoring relationship and take advantage of the proliferation of opportunities to create mentoring relationships and utilize business incubators.

Location: Women’s Business Development Center, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Cost: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door


Wednesday, August 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., “Online Group Business Counseling – Improve Your Contract Opportunity Searches on, City of Chicago and CMS

Description: This Women’s Business Development Center webinar will teach you strategies for contract opportunity searches on FBO,gov, City of Chicago and CMS from WBDC business counselors to increase your chances of winning contracts.

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Registration: Please send an e-mail to with Online Group Business Counseling Webinar in the subject line. You will receive an invitation email containing instructions on how to join the webinar.

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