Learning GATA (Grant Accountability Transparency Act)
Thursday, July 9 | 2-3:30pm
GATA provides uniform guidance for all State of Illinois grant programs that all applicants and grantees must comply with. Attend an upcoming informational session to learn more about GATA and steps required to meet pre-qualification requirements.
How to Start a Technology Based Business Without Being Tech Savvy
Tuesday, July 7 | 7-8pm
If you have an idea that requires technology such as artificial intelligence, an app, sensors or any other technology, this workshop will teach you how to find the technology you need. Learn how to start a business by identifying and acquiring technology from universities.
COVID-19 Resources/ Job
Wednesday, July 8 | 12-1 PM
This workshop is to help individuals in need of any resources during The COVID-19 pandemic. Such as food programs, housing assistance, etc. The demand for more products and services have increased during this pandemic, and companies are in need of individuals to help get their products produced and delivered. Jobs in the manufacturing industry are on the rise, and they need YOU.
Social Media Quick Tips
Wednesday, July 8 | 2-3pm
Want to get more Social Media traffic? This workshop offers a check list of things you can do to get more followers and more traffic on your social media pages.
Introduction to Sculptris and Tinkercad
Saturday, July 11| 10AM
If you want to start a business from something you create yourself, 3D printing may be what you are looking for. Learn how create proto-types, art work, toys and so much more using Sculptris and Tinkercad for 3D printing. Learning these two easy to use, open source software’s, will allow you to start a creative business in the comfort of your own home.
Starting Your Business in Illinois
Tuesday, July 14 |12-1pm
Basic resources and information needed to start your business in Illinois.
Wednesday, July 15 | 5PM
learn about the future of manufacturing and how it has been moved to the forefront of human safety due to Covid-19. Learn about the opportunities created by the pandemic and how it has opened the door for savvy entrepreneurs to capitalize on the future of production.
Use Google Tools to Help You Land Your Next Job
Wednesday, July 22 | 11:00 AM
Learn how to discover new job opportunities using Google Search and organize your job search experience using G Suite tools. In this workshop we also share strategies to improve your resume, tips to help you communicate effectively online, virtual interview best practices, and the latest resources from Google and other partners to help support job seekers.
Instagram Tips for Small Businesses
Tuesday, July 14th |5-6m
Need to know how to set up a business profile and start growing a following on Instagram? This workshop is for you. Get the tips you need to start growing your business Instagram.
Connect With Customers And Manage Your Business Remotely
Thursday, July 23 | 1-2pm
Learn how to update critical business information online, keep your customers informed, conduct virtual meetings, and access important files from anywhere.
Technology & Farmers Markets
Tuesday, July 28| 7PM
Learn the importance of technology to create efficiencies for your urban garden or farmers market. Point of sale machines to sensors to know when o water your plants. Join us to learn how this business can grow right from your house.
Effective Business Writing
Wednesday, July 29 |5-6pm
Effective business writing is critical to professional image and organizational communication. Learn these quick tips that can improve your writing immediately.
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Introduction to Sculptris & Tinkercad
REGISTER: July 11th | 10:00 AM
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