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Women’s Business Development Center Offers February Programs That Support and 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, January 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Among workshops/events offered in February 2013 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, February 5, 2013, 6 to 8 p.m.

“Developing Your Child Care Series”

Description: This comprehensive series of 10 workshops will provide you the tools to launch and sustain your business. Participants will follow a step by step process to develop a business and marketing plan, policies and procedures for their child care business, a parent handbook and a sound understanding of business financials.

Location: WBDC, 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
Cost: $150.00

Registration: http://bit.ly/WJncxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“WBDC Micro Loan Day”

Description: Are you in need of financing for your small business? The Women’s Business Development Center can help you through direct lending! Learn more by attending one these free, pre-approval sessions throughout Chicago. *Must bring application and credit report to be pre-approved. Learn more about WBDC’s Micro Finance Program by visiting www.WBDC.org.

Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 North Central Park Ave, Jensen Room, Chicago, IL 60624

Cost: Free

Registration: http://bit.ly/V5nlNF

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“Doing Business with South Africa Seminar”

Description: If you have an interest in expanding your business to include an international component and to access new markets, then this event is for you. This event is designed to provide business owners and senior level staff with the opportunity to learn from and network with international trade and investment experts for South Africa. Participants will gain first-hand, real world examples, practical tools and information on how to be prepared to do business in South Africa. Invited guests include South African Consulate Generals and trade experts.

Location: South African Consulate General: Chicago, 200 S Michigan Ave, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604

Cost: Free

Registration: http://bit.ly/10cBk9y

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9 to 11 a.m.

“How to do Business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)”

Description: With over 3 million military and civilian employees, the U.S. Department of Defense is the world’s largest employer, and it is the biggest spender among all Federal agencies. Doing business with the DoD is not only a powerful way to serve our country, but it also makes great business sense. Representatives from the DoD have been invited to speak. Tackling such a large agency can be a daunting task without the proper guidance. This workshop will teach you to:
- Determine which DoD departments work best for your business
- Understand how and when the DoD procures products and services
- Navigate FedBizOpps.gov to find current DoD opportunities

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

Cost: $20.00

Registration: http://bit.ly/V5nvEC

For further information about these or other WBDC workshops, visit http://www.WBDC.org or call (312) 853-3477. Now in its 27th year of operation, the WBDC provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance in Spanish and English.
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Chris Ruys Communications
Chris Ruys
312-337-7746
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www.WBDC.org

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