500 W. Madison St., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661 - 312 353 4540

July 1 through July 31, 2017


The TIER l Educational Business Series is focused on specific information, resources, methods and tools for small business entrepreneurs, especially those looking for financing or in-depth business training.  

We strongly recommend you take all five courses in TIER l as they are listed because the material is cumulative. The TIER l Educational Business Series must be completed within 2 months and is offered monthly.

Complete all five courses in TIER l  and receive a certification of completion and a voucher for a free workshop.  The TIER l certificate is recognized by SBA lending institutions.  
The TIER l Educational Business Series includes:

Friday July 7, 2017 from 8:45-12:00
1- How to Really Start your Own Business
 This workshop will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.
Registration fee $50.00 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 8:45-12:00 PM 
2- Show me the Money 
Understand the various ways you might finance your business and how to approach friends and family, angel investors, banks and venture capitalists.A guest banker will present criteria banks use to determine credit worthiness and a representative from the SBA will discuss the SBA loan guarantee program.
Registration fee $$50.00   

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 8:45-12:00 PM
3.- Plan for a Successful Business
This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Topics include: setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans and defining action steps to attain appropriate goals. With a good plan, build your road map to success.
Registration fee $50.00 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 8:45-12:00 PM
4- Financials: Accounting Tools for Money Management
The concepts and application of basic accounting principles as utilized to measure the success of any business.  This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting.
Registration fee $50.00

Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 8:45-12:00 PM
5- Marketing the Engine that Powers your Business
This workshop will cover effective and strategic utilization of pricing, promotion, product planning, distribution, and marketing on the internet to  give you a competitive edge.
Registration fee $50.00