VEDC Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund has partnered with Travelers to bring you this Veteran-Owned Small Business Risk Education workshop. Join us, and learn how to better protect your small business.Read More
Small Business Expo is THE largest & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs & decision-makers. If you are serious about your business, this Expo is a “MUST ATTEND EVENT.”
FREE TO ATTEND! REGISTER TODAY.
Your FREE badge gives you full access to the Exhibitor Hall & 20+ Business Critical Workshops.
****WANT TO EXHIBIT? Call us today at 212.404.2345***
Small Business Expo is the most anticipated networking event of the year for business professionals to learn about products & services to help their business exceed its goals, network with other industry professionals & attend informative and cutting-edge workshops & seminars. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or someone that works for a small business you should attend this trade show & conference.
- Network with thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs & start-ups
- Establish hundreds of new contacts and reconnect with old ones.
- Attend FREE business critical workshops & seminars.
- Learn about new products and services that will help your business grow.
- Interact with the movers and shakers of your industry.
- Discover new and innovative technologies.
- Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time.
- It’s FREE to attend!
WANT TO EXHIBIT & SELL TO THOUSANDS OF BUSINESS OWNERS?
If your product/service targets small business owners, exhibiting at this show is a must. Nowhere else can you reach thousands of business owners and make on-the-spot sales! Call us at 212.404.2345 or VISIT OUR EXHIBITOR PAGE.
What are the Expo Hours?
The Expo Hall is open from 9:00am – 5pm. The final Inspiration2020 Showcase Theatre Presentation starts at 4:30pm-6:00pm.
Is there a dress code?
Dress code is business casual.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
Attendees must be 18 or older to attend Small Business Expo.
What are my parking options at UIC Forum?
There is ample parking located two blocks west of the UIC Forum at 1135 S. Morgan Street, Lot 5. CLICK HERE for further details.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact email@example.com
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may do so onsite at Registration the day of the show.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you can print your badge onsite at Registration the day of the show.
What is the refund policy?
Per our company policy, there are NO refunds.
The name on the registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, you may update this information onsite at Registration the day of the show.
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LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2016 – VEDC today announced that it has received a $425,000 grant from Travelers to expand its partnership with the Travelers Small Business Risk Education (SBRE) program. Read More
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.
Join UBS and VEDC for a program on access to capital for Veteran entrepreneurs. Learn about our Veterans Small Business Loan Fund to help you grow your businessesRead More
Catapult your business to success! VEDC, in partnership with Chicago Urban League, is hosting an Access to Capital event with 5 panelists to talk about the different forms of capital, including Crowdfunding resources, Angel Investors, and traditional Bankers. Featured panelists include VEDC, a high-quality microlender and small business loan provider in Chicago, as well as another local lender. Cate Costa, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Chicago Urban League will be moderating.
Our schedule follows:
- 5:30PM – Food/networking
- 6:00PM – Panel discussion
- 7:00PM – Q&A
Register today for free! Grow your business with access to capital, professional support, and a community of entrepreneurs by your side!
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June 23, 2016, Los Angeles— VEDC today announced that it has loaned $2.26 million to 24 African American-owned small businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York through a new National African American Small Business Loan Fund.Read More
Khristopher Shavers is always looking to the future. As an astute entrepreneur, he set out to purchase a business he could develop, and decided on Unbeatable Eatables, a high-quality sandwich shop in Country Club Hills, Illinois, a suburb in Chicago with the potential for incredible growth.Read More