Free Workshops at City Hall for September 2018

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business education workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall.

To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086 or e-mail BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org

9/5 City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by the City of Chicago
To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.

9/7 Business Licensing 101
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP)
Attendees will learn the 3 steps to obtain a business license, and free business resources to start or expand their business.
 
9/12 Facebook Family of Apps Advertising Best Practices
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by Facebook
This workshop will focus on best practices to utilize the ads manager tool to it’s full potential to drive results with your ads! We will cover the best way to approach set up, targeting, which platforms to use and how to best make creative to drive conversions or ad recall.

9/14 Como Empezar Un Negocio (this workshop will be presented in SPANISH)
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by Quiroga College and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)
Este taller cubrirá los primeros pasos para abrir un negocio en Illinois: El plan de negocio. Considerará desde la idea de negocio y la identificación de mercado a aspectos fundamentales como la educación financiera, operaciones, normas y dinámica de equipos. En este taller proporcionaremos orientación en áreas claves del negocio, incluyendo relaciones con los clientes, organización y operaciones.

9/19 Managing Social Media in the Workplace-Do’s & Don’ts
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by Charles Krugel, a Management Side Labor, Employment and Human Resource Attorney
Attorney Charles Krugel discusses how you can supervise what employees say about your business & your customers on social media. This includes what employees can record in the workplace, and what they can post.

9/21   Intro to Digital Marketing & Advertising 101 (For Businesses with a website)
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO, Birk Creative and Google Digital Coaches        
Learn basic skills on digital marketing and advertising at this free workshop. Receive guidance on improving your business web presence. Receive social media recommendations and learn the importance of branding.

9/26 Clarify Your Message: How To See An Actual ROI On Your Marketing
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 8th Floor, Room 805
Presented by Christy Kern, On Purpose Project
When it comes to talking about their businesses, many people are so close to their products or services they don’t know where to start and so waste a lot of opportunities (and money) in trying to market their business. The StoryBrand Marketing Framework will teach you how to clarify your message and communicate to customers in a way that gets them to respond. Once you clarify your message, your website starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads.

9/28 Everything You Need To Know About Business Insurance
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St. – 11th Floor, Room 1103
Presented by Sandra Cavato Insurance Agency
In this session, attendees will learn the coverages needed for their business. We’ll discuss the right questions to ask your insurance professional and how to protect yourself and your business against lawsuits.

All workshops are free and are located in City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. To register for a workshop e-mail BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086.

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