Past Event

City of Chicago Small Business Center On The Road Expo

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to its FREE small business expo with more than 40 exhibitors offering resources.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
1871 Auditorium

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Small Business Center's "On the Road" Expo brings business resources to the community - City license experts, exhibitors, workshops, legal & tax clinic, tech lane, consumer corner & much more! A series of 5 free expos at various locations citywide for new an existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.

Reasons to Attend:

  • 2 Free Workshops (7-8pm) inclduing: 

    Roadmap to Business Financing
    Presented by Fifth Third Bank
    In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.

  • Center for Economic Progress hosts Tax Clinic

  • City of Chicago Business Consultants ready to support your licensing needs and answer questions

  • Mini-makeovers and photographer to take professional headshots for business marketing material

  • The Law Project hosts Legal Clinic

  • Sales Pitch Training

  • Tech Lane

  • City Treasurer hosts Networking Hour

Keynote Speaker:

Luis Garcia is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Creative of Bixbee, an innovative, imagination-inspired, designer kids’ backpack and accessory brand with a social mission at its core. In addition, Luis launched a One Here. One There. campaign, donating one schoolbag with supplies for every backpack purchased. After twenty-plus years of experience in design and product development for Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and Sephora, Luis launched Bixbee in 2013. Now, Luis is embarking on a new venture with the opening of Bixbee’s first retail store and experiential pop-up in Chicago, Bixbee Imagination Station is designed to embrace the imagination and unlock creativity in kids and the kids in us.

City of Chicago Small Business Center On The Road Expo
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