As a Chicago native with a storied career, Williams has embedded himself into the city’s culinary scene for over 20 years. Virtue Restaurant & Bar, his first solo concept nestled in the heart of Hyde Park, melds fine dining with his love of southern cuisine. With persistence and incomparable drive, Williams has continued to create a niche within the restaurant industry consistently receiving accolades from local and national press. Outside of the kitchen, Williams donates his time and talent to those less fortunate by partnering with charities across the region to share his vast knowledge and give back to the community.
Tech Lane! There will be technology industry exhibitors offering technology resources for your business. Ask abou tech solutions to streamline your business operations, tech marketing and advertising strategies and tech analytics to help reach and identify your clients.
Roadmap to Business Financing
Presented by Fifth Third Bank
In order for businesses to start or grow, financing is often needed. Attend this workshop and you will obtain the pathway to financial success including traditional and non traditional credit sources and how to best prepare for when your company needs capital most.
How to Really Start Your Business
Presented by Score
Do you have what it takes to start and run a successful business? If so, what are the first steps you should take? This workshop will help you assess your prospects, give you the initial direction you need, and inspire you to move forward to realize your dream.
How to Write a One Page Business Plan
Presented by Greater Englewood Community Development Center
This session will demonstrate how to develop a one-page business plan or business model canvas. For potential key stakeholders, who may not have a lot of time reading through a traditional business plan; a one page can get the idea of your business across quickly and succinctly. It’s a very good exercise to trim it down to the absolute minimum—it forces you to get rid of needless words and communicate your business idea clearly, with minimal clutter.
2019 Expo Schedule:
Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Arturo Velasquez Institute (2800 S. Western Ave.)
Thursday, June 27th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 1871 - theMART (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaze #1212)
Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Truman College (McKeon Lobby 1145 W. Wilson Ave.)
Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Malcolm X College (1900 W. Jackson Blvd)