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«Wednesday May 02, 2018»
Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store
520 N. Michigan Av.
Free event
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This course is designed to help you to understand what a franchise business is, what it means to franchise a business, and what the difference is between a franchise and a small business. Also, we'll discuss to the basics you need to know if you're interested in one day owning a franchise business of your own.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Illinois SBDC @ Chicagoland Chamber
410 N. Michigan Av., Suite 900
Free event
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Join Stacey Pitts Caldwell, MBA - Center Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) @ the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for a introduction to the GrowthWheel toolbox designed to help early stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 12:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
US Small Business Administration
500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150
Free event
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Welcome to government contracting! U.S. federal government contracts represent a tremendous sales and revenue opportunity for small businesses because: The U.S. Government is the world’s largest customer
It buys all types of products and services in both large and small quantities. It is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. Attend this event for an overview of government contracting regulations and procedures, and learn how your small business can begin the process of becoming a government contractor. We'll have representatives from both federal and local agencies on hand to share insights and answer questions on how to do business with their organizations.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren
400 S. State St., Lower Level Theater
Free event
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For entrepreneurs who are ready to start or expand a small business, accessing capital is essential. But falling victim to predatory lending practices can have long-term negative consequences. Attend this free workshop to network with lending experts and hear about programs and services to help you navigate the funding landscape. Whether you need $500 or $500,000, join us to connect with the right resources. Topics will include: An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA-guaranteed loans, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding; Key questions to consider when seeking funding and tips for determining the best option; The Small Business Borrowers Bill of Rights; SimpleGrowth, a new lending tool to connect Chicago-based businesses to local financing and educational resources that Small Business Majority will introduce. Lender Match, the Small Business Administration’s online tool to connect prospective borrowers and SBA-approved lenders.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
14th District
2150 N. California Av.
312-744-1261
caps014district@chicago.org

The 14th District Court Advocacy Subcommittee consists of district residents, community groups, members of the business community and Chicago Police Officers. Through the court advocacy program we are able to identify court cases that negatively affect the community. We attend court as a team to let crime victims know that the are not alone.

All members must undergo a name check and background clearance.

Together, Let's Take a Stand Against Crime!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie
773-235-2523
citylitbooks.com

This is the first issue of Oyez Review under new management, with Featherproof’s own Sammi Skolmoski at the helm. Contributors include Matthew Goulish, Brielle Brilliant (The Spud forthcoming from Featherproof in 2018), Jazzy Smith, Rabha Ashry, Natasha Mijares, Hannah McHugh, Elizabeth Bertch, Rachel Arndt, Jennifer Roche, and many more! Join us for the Release Party of Issue 45 and readings by some of the contributors!

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Park
2636 N. Kimball
unityparkchicago.org

We are an all volunteer organization that helps plan, staff and fund free family friendly events at Unity Park. In addition to helping organize events, we also help with upkeep and maintenance of the park's gardens. Our programming is only possible through the support of volunteers. Please consider joining us for the meeting and help us make this another great year at Unity!

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