In concert with the Economic Empowerment Services of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) strives to provide a hub for the support of small business owners and entrepreneurs. Interested in becoming a client? Click here and select “New Client”.
The SBDC 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
Plan for Profit
Plan for Profit is offered twice a year. For more information, please email SBDC@ywcachicago.org.
Side Hustle Saturday
Side Hustle Saturday is a one-day workshop offered monthly at locations across our YWCA Metropolitan Chicago footprint that helps attendees learn the steps needed to transform their “side hustle” or hobby into a real business. For more information on Side Hustle Saturday, please contact Shquestra Sitawi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childcare Business Training
Have you ever thought of starting a childcare business? Do you have a small childcare business that you want to move to the next level? We offer free one-on-one coaching on the business of childcare. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Princess Gentry at email@example.com.
This service is also supported by:
The Coca-Cola Foundation