In light of recent events related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the SBDC at ICNC will be cancelling all workshops, seminars and events until further notice.

  • If you’re requesting a client consultation through the SBDC or International Trade Center (ITC), these appointments will be handled by phone or through virtual options. Please contact Merly Thomas (SBDC) merly@industrialcouncil.com or Enrique Rubio (ITC) enrique@industrialcouncil.com with any questions.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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320 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Merly Thomas 
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC


Increase Your Bottom Line: How to Identify and Solve the Key Levers and Inefficiencies on Your Production Line

Coffee & Networking with Cultivate Advisors

Are you struggling with excess inventory, lost profit, long hours or overworked employees due to late orders? Are there bottlenecks holding you up at different stages in your production cycle?

As a small business owner, it all comes down to three things: managing time, money and people. One thing can throw it all off. It's crucial to be proactive instead of reactive. 

On March 26th, join Angi Semler Welch, Business Advisor at Cultivate Advisors, for a 90-minute interactive workshop to identify the inefficiencies and bottlenecks in your production line. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and do a deep dive on your production process. You will leave the workshop feeling in control of your process with tangible action items you can implement in your business moving forward.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373 or (312)433-7656.