Business Education

BACP Webinars

 

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.

Friday, 10/30 Webinar at 9:30 AM
A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success
Presented by Blue Top Marketing
From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing which platform is best to utilize, this seminar will give the keys to the most effective social media marketing.
Regiser for the 10/30 Webinar


Wednesday, 11/4 Webinar at 3:00 PM
City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers
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.
Register for the 11/4 Webinar

Thursday, 11/5 Webinar at 11:00 AM
Licencamiento Comercial 101
Presentado por la Ciudad de Chicago Departamento de Asuntos Comerciales y Protección del Consumidor(BACP)
Centro de Negocios Pequeños(SBC)
Los asistentes aprenderán el proceso para obtener una licencia comercial y como acceder a recursos y soporte gratuitos para su negocio.
Regístre para el seminario web del 5 de noviembre

Friday, 11/6 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Navigating Financial Resources for your Small Business during COVID
Presented by WBDC and Fifth Third Bank
Breaking down the basics of popular COVID response programs, small business resources, and best practices for accessing capital during uncertain times.
Register for the 11/6 Webinar

No Webinar on Wednesday, 11/11 in observance of Veteran's Day Holiday

 

Friday, 11/13 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Get Your Local Business On Search and Maps
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel Google Digital Coach and, founder of The Honest Field Guide Podcast
Learn about Google my Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.  Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. 
Register for the 11/13 webinar


Friday, 11/20 Webinar at 9:30 AM
Get In The Know: Resources for Your Small Businesses
Presented by Kenya Merritt, Chief Small Business Officer, City of Chicago
Learn about business resources that are available to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.
Register for the 11/20 Webinar

 

Please email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org with any webinar questions.

 

 Reopening Framework Webinar


Friday, 10/30 Webinar at 1:00 PM
Navigating the New State Mitigation Measures for Businesses
On Friday, October 30th, new mitigation measures from the State of Illinois come into effect for Chicago businesses. Join this webinar for an overview of these new regulations.
Register for the 10/30 1:00 PM Webinar


Friday, 10/30 Webinar at 4:00 PM
Navigating the New State Mitigation Measures for Businesses
On Friday, October 30th, new mitigation measures from the State of Illinois come into effect for Chicago businesses. Join this webinar for an overview of these new regulations.
Register for the 10/30 at 4:00 PM Webinar

 

Recorded Reopening Webinars:

 

 

 

Previous Webinars


Visit BACP’s YouTube page for all additional webinars.

Partner Webinars

 

BACP Entrepreneur Certificate Program

The Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a free and optional program available to attendees of the free BACP business education workshop and webinar series.

For program details (enrollment, requirements, contact information, etc.) and to enroll go to Entrepreneur Certificate Program

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Disclaimer:

This does not make your business certified with the City of Chicago. If you are interested in the City of Chicago M/W/VBE Certification program, please visit www.chicago.gov/DPS

 

 

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