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.
Grow Your Small Business with Grants Up to $250K
Wednesday, 2/24 Webinar at 3:00 PM
Presented by The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD)
Staff from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) will provide summary, timeline, and application information for the department's two biggest grant programs: the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) and the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF), each of which offer cash assistance to businesses looking to start or grow their operation.
Google Analytics 101
Friday, 2/26 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Presented by Francisco Ramirez, Chimbly Consultants
If you want to know where you're going, first you have to know where you are. This workshop will teach you how to get started with Google Analytics and give you a basic understanding of the metrics and tools it offers. You will be able to analyze how your website currently performs and generate actionable insights so that you can create SMART goals to move your business forward.
Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions.