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BACP Business Education Workshop Webinars

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) offers free business education workshops or webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently being offered as webinars. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.

Tekies Toolbox: How to Sell on Facebook

Wednesday, 1/20 Webinar at 3:00 PM

Presented by Tekies

Learn to strategically use digital tools to grow your business. Tekies will lead a Virtual Demo, where we will create and launch a campaign so you can learn step-by-step how to set up Facebook Ads.

Getting Started in SEO: An Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

Friday, 1/22 Webinar at 9:30 AM

Presented by Edwin Romero,

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), or the process of improving search engine visibility, is a marketing channel that is often either overlooked or misunderstood by small business owners. In this webinar, we will review the significance of SEO for small business owners, how SEO can serve as a long term, cost efficient marketing channel and what fundamental best practices should be kept in mind when optimizing for SEO.

Transform Your Dream Into a Real Startup

Wednesday, 1/27 Webinar at 3:00 PM

Presented by Score Chicago

Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, do you know what the start-up journey is like? Or what initial steps you need to take? This webinar will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream. The webinar will also cover pricing, promotion, competition, and marketing to give you a competitive edge.

How to Start a Business in Illinois

Friday, 1/29 Webinat at 9:30 AM

Presented by Maura Mitchell (Women’s Business Development Center) and Lema Khorshid (Fuksa Khorshid Law Firm)

Are you considering starting a business in Illinois? During the webinar we will take an initial assessment to help you recognize your startup strengths, introduce you to five basic startup steps, and review some legal tips recommended for startups.

Please email with any webinar questions.


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