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BACP offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.

Wednesday, 6/23 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Marketing: What To Know, How to Start & What to Expect
Presented by Score Chicago
Learn about the fundamentals of marketing, why small business need marketing, how small business can start marketing and what results you can expect.
Register for the 6/23 Webinar

Thursday, 6/24 Webinar at 10:00 AM
Starting a Business in your Home

Presented by City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
For many entrepreneurs, the journey to open a business starts in your home. Starting Friday, June 25, new regulations come into effect in Chicago to make it easier to open a home-based business. Join this webinar for an overview of Chicago’s regulations for the Home-Occupation License.


Friday, 6/25 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Business Transformation Post-COVID
Presented By David Johnson, Abraxas Group LLC
Many small and midsized businesses have seen the key underlying assumptions of their business models nullified by the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar will focus on helping business owners and leaders execute a successful business transformation that will allow companies so impacted to chart a course back to profitability and growth.
Register for the 6/25 Webinar 

Wednesday, 6/30 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Keys to Business Planning
Presented by Steve Bob, MBA; Director of the Entrepreneurial Support Program at UIC’s College of Business
What are the key parts to a business plan? Today’s presentation will cover 3 areas that every plan must address. Bankers, Investors, and potential business partners will want to feel confident that your business can undertake these areas.
Register for the 6/30 Webinar