Business & Entrepreneurship Services™

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In concert with the Economic Empowerment Services of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Business and Entrepreneurship Services (B&E)™ strives to provide a hub for the support of small business owners and entrepreneurs.  The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago has been an organization at the forefront of responding to the needs of women and girls for 140 years. B&E™ offers support in the areas of:

  • Business plan development
  • Financial and lending assistance (access to capital)
  • Market research assistance
  • Supplementary trainings through our Innovation Technology Institute (ITI)
  • One-on-one counseling for business owners and entrepreneurs

The “Plan For Profit” series will be facilitated by Deborah Minor-Harvey on behalf of the Women’s Business Development Center.


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Who’s Eligible:

All current or aspiring business owners/entrepreneurs


The next cohort started on August 8th at our Julian Grace ITI. Click here to download the flyer.

Next Info Sessions:



Please complete this contact form to register for an upcoming informational session.

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