CHICAGO — Got a million-dollar idea?
City Treasurer Stephanie Neely wants to help transform it into a million-dollar business. On Friday, she'll host the city's 13th annual Small Business Entrepreneur Expo, a day-long event co-sponsored by Crain's Chicago Business that offers free workshops to help dreamers develop their business plans.
"When people can’t find work, they start their own businesses," Neely said in a release. "This is the best way to give new and established entrepreneurs one-stop shopping for what they need."
Dozens of workshops will be offered during six 50-minute sessions throughout the expo, covering topics such as social network marketing, bookkeeping best practices, employment law and media training.
Scheduled speakers will be lecturing on the principles that built their own successes, including Christy Webber, president of Christy Webber Landscapes; Emerson Spartz, CEO of Spartz Media; and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.
Networking opportunities will also be plentiful for attendees looking to put their elbow-rubbing skills to the test.
Registration is required in advance for the free event, which runs from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road. Visit the expo's website to register online.
The expo is currently seeking volunteers for various positions during the day-long event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
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