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Small Business Summit – Chicago

Small Business Summit - Chicago

Small Business Summit – Chicago

When:

Start: Feb 22, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: Feb 22, 2018 at 06:30 pm

Where:

Hotel Monaco
225 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL

Ticket Price:

$295

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Event Details

Considering Starting a Business or Looking for Insights to Help Grow Your Business?

SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners and entrepreneurs about their journey of starting and growing their businesses.

Panelists will discuss topics such as: The Basics of Starting a Business, Financing Your Business & Marketing & Customer Acquisition. Then roll-up your sleeves for two in-depth workshops on: Minimizing Risk for Your Business & Social Media, Marketing & Growth

In addition:

  • Learn and Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Take home a SharpHeels goodie bag with fun products from our partners.
  • Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and cocktails with your peers.

Ticket Price: $295

Limited seats available, so register today. And remember to bring lots of business cards!

Presenting Sponsor:

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Four Panel Discussions & Two Workshops

  • 8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast & Check-in
  • 8:30-9:00 am: Event Kick-off
  • 9:00-10:00 am: Starting Your Business
  • 10:00-10:15 am: Break
  • 10:15-11:15 am: Financing Your Business
  • 11:15-11:30 am: Break
  • 11:30-12:30 am: Workshop: Integrated Financial Planning
  • 12:30-1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Marketing & Branding
  • 2:00-2:15 pm: Break
  • 2:15-3:15 pm: Workshop: Web & Social
  • 3:15-3:30 pm: Break
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Growth & Innovation
  • 4:30-6:30 pm: Networking Happy Hour

Chicago Small Business Owners & Experts

Linda Maclachlan
CEO
YJT Solutions


Dinah Grossman
Owner
Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain


Kristina Lowenstein
Executive Director
Honeycomb Project

Kate Levinson
Owner
Levinson Locations

Deb Venable
CEO
Nimlok Chicago

Kelly Fair
Executive Director
Polished Pebbles


Marlene Byrne
President & CEO
Celtic Chicago

Gale Gand
Pastry Chef & Author

Leslee Cohen
Partner & Attorney
Hershman Cohen


Stacey Pitts Caldwell
Director, Small Business
Chicagoland Chamber


Maura Mitchell
Director, Entrepreneurial Services
WBDC


Karen Goldner
Director, Established Businesses
WBDC

Shannelle Armstrong Fowler
Owner
Haute & Co. Bridal


Wendy Spizzirri
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual


Mana Ionescu
President
Lightspan Digital


Elise Jaffe
Executive Producer
Big Teeth Productions


Molly Keating
Marketing Director
LandscapeHub


Kenya Merritt
Chief Small Business Officer
Chicago Department of Business Affairs


Carla Curtsinger
Speaker, Writer, & Executive Coach

We love working with dynamic forward-thinking partners – companies whose passion and insight enhance and grow our mission. Our Small Business Summit sponsors are dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed.

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