Join us, and learn how to better protect your small business.
VEDC Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund has partnered with Travelers to bring you this FREE Small Business Risk Education workshop.
DID YOU KNOW you could be held liable for the auto accident of an employee? WHAT WOULD YOU DO if your supplier couldn’t deliver an item you use in your end product? COULD YOUR BUSINESS STAY OPEN if there was a natural disaster or if you had major surgery?
Learn safety and loss prevention strategies, and develop a plan to address your business risks. Travelers, one of the nation’s leading insurers will discuss risk management including how to identify and reduce risks.
Topics covered in this workshop:
Keeping your business up and running
Managing business relationship risk
Driver and vehicle safety
Participants who complete this workshop are eligible and encouraged to apply for a microloan.
Minorities and women-owned businesses are encouraged to participate.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Check-in, Networking and Complimentary Dinner Provided
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Workshop
Call 212-231-4313 for more information.
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Show Me the Money – Small Business Access to Capital Workshop
Chicagoland Small Business Owners: Whether you are looking to start your business or simply brainstorming an entrepreneurial idea, come find out what we can do for you! Prospective clients will learn about the services and resources and how we can help you achieve your goals.
Do you want to expand, purchase equipment/inventory, or restructure your business?
Learn about the various types of business loans available to expand or start-up a business. Also, learn of the components of a business loan package and the 3 Cs of credit. Receive free one-to-one technical and lending assistance.
11:30 am Registration begins
Complimentary Light Lunch provided
12:00 Noon: Show Me the Money – Access to Capital Workshop
Event partners include the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Travelers Small Business Risk Education program. VEDC strongly believes that a combination of entrepreneur education, technical assistance, and access to capital are paramount to small business success.
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