Are you looking for expert advice on starting and growing a small business? The Venture Series offers an opportunity to learn how to build a solid foundation to grow your dream business. The series, open to the university community and the public, consists of 4 – 2 hour workshops. Each workshop will provide you with tools and resources to take your business to the next level.
Venture Start – What resources are available to help you develop your business? How do you access those resources? During this session we will guide you through some of the many local resources to help you start your business. We will discuss and help you compile a list of next steps to move your plan to the next level.
Venture Viability – Is your idea a solid business opportunity? Does your idea have staying power? As we discuss customers, product, competition, and profit; you will learn about tools for determining the viability of your new venture.
Venture Finance – Where do you find funding to get your business started? How do you get the money you need? This in depth look at many ways to fund your business gives insight into how to access these sources and develop a plan for where to go next. Learn from our experts about many funding options available for startups.
Venture Launch – Learn about legal and regulatory issues that need to be addressed before starting your business. Topics include your launch plan, where to get required licenses and registrations, and getting set up to pay the right taxes. Avoid common pitfalls and plan your steps with a startup checklist.
Each workshop is $10. Those in the UIC community can register for free.
This series of workshops will take place at Entrepreneurial Support Program, 815 W Van Buren Street, Suite 400, 60607 – Directions
Venture Start – Wednesday, February 27: 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Venture Viability – Wednesday, February 27: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Venture Finance – Thursday, February 28: 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON
Venture Launch – Thursday, February 28: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Because there are 4 workshops, please register for each workshop you intend to attend.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please plan your schedule carefully and mark your calendar with class information.
The Entrepreneurial Support Program (ESP) has a “no refund” policy.
Just as you are building a successful business through attendance at informational workshops, we depend on your enrollment for successful workshops.
Attendee substitutions can be made at any time and at no cost by notifying us 24 hours before the workshop starts. If the ESP cancels a class, we will offer credit to a future workshop.