10 Days Left to Enter 2011 Business Plan Competition for $10,000

One simple message – but an important one. As of today only 8 days to enter a 3 page template to compete in our annual business plan contest for $10,000 in cash prizes. JULY 1ST DEADLINE

(businessplans@cityofchicago.org for help)

Enter our contest using the official Business Plan Entry Template

Click below, for complete information and frequently asked questions

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Exhibitor Space Filling Fast – 2011 Small Business Expo

Please save the date. Friday, Oct. 7th for the 2011 Expo. Chicago’s biggest day for small business.  Only 2 sponsorships left – this will be the biggest year ever! (businessplans@cityofchicago.org for help)

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Business Plan Contest and Free Workshops! Small Business Expo 2011

City Treasurer Announces “Business Plan Contest” 

and Free Workshops! 

Expo Exhibitor and Sponsorship Reservations can be taken

FREE Business Plan Writing Workshops
We are offering four FREE evening seminars to help you turn your business idea into a business plan.
 

5/25 – Harris Bank
6/1 – CCV
6/8 – Near West Side / Mabel Manning Library
6/15 – Chatham Business Association

2011 Business Plan Contest Launches!
 Chatham Business Association
Do you think you have a winning business plan? ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 1st.
plan?  Enter our contest to find

Expo

2011 Small Business Expo

Friday, Oct. 7th

UIC Forum

Paid Reservations for Expo sponsorship and booth space are being accepted.

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ANNOUNCEMENT FREE Chicago Business Expo 2011!

City of Chicago Treasurer's Office
Spring Small Business Highlights

Stephanie D. Neely

Treasurer
City of Chicago
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Small Business Expo will be Held October 7th at U.I.C. Forum
The City Treasurer’s Office is proud to announce Friday, October 7th as the date for the 2011 Expo. Our 130 exibitor booths will sell out fast, and you may reserve yours by emailing businessplans@cityofchicago.org

Watch for updates at:
www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

The “One-Hour-Mentor” Program for Chicago Small Business
One of our most popular programs returns! Hurry this event always fills fast. Chicago business leaders will join 80 Chicago Small Business Owners on Friday, May 13th at 10am in the loop. The one hour brainstorming and problem solving session is free but you must sign up via businessplans@cityofchicago.org
For the latest please watch our website.

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CROWDS SWARM CITY TREASURER’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPO!

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Business Expo Wrap Up!


Stephanie Neely

Stephanie D. Neely

Treasurer

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CORD CROWDS SWARM  CITY TREASURER’S  SMALL BUSINESS EXPO!

A record 2,500 attendees joined us for the 2010 Expo! Thank you to everyone who validated the efforts of our staff, volunteers, and business leaders to help make the 2010 Expo a record smashing success.

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DID YOU LIKE EXPO 2010?
Your opinion really counts. Tell us your likes – dislikes – what and who helped you. We listen to your comments to help us shape the 2011 Expo. We Want to Hear from YOU!

Top 3 Business Plan Winners

Congratulations to all of our Top 10 Finalists. Read the summaries of all 10 finalists on our website.

First PlaceGrid Busters

Energy auditors with a plan to immediately save small businesses thousands of dollars.

Second Place –

Crimson Leadership Group – Provides professional services, leadership, and marketing services for various sectors.

Third Place – HoneyBee Entertainment and Media – Management, streaming media, and content distribution for music artists.
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Enter the 2010 Chicago Innovation Awards
Thank you to the Chicago Innovation Awards for your great partnership in the expo. Remember, the deadline is JULY 31st!

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LESS than 8 DAYS Until Chicago’s Biggest Day for Small Business – Expo 2010

*Originally from the office of the City Treasurer, City of Chicago Small Business Expo
2010 Free Small Business Expo Final Notice and sign-up for One Hour Mentor
Stephanie Neely

Stephanie D. Neely

Treasurer
City of Chicago


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8 DAYS Until Chicago’s Biggest Day for Small Business – Expo 2010

July 16, 2010 (8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
UIC Forum – 725 W. Roosevelt
  • Over 35 FREE Expert Small Business Workshops
  • Over 130 exhibitors
  • Over 1,500 attendees
  • 3 Winners of the Business Plan Competition will be announced

One-Hour Mentor
Top Chicago business leaders meet with Chicago Small Business Owners in this Expo favorite!

Register Now! Seating is limited

ELEVATOR PITCH BULLPEN
Can you explain and sell your business/services in thirty seconds or less? Our experts will transform you.

Over 35 FREE Workshops for Small Business Owners
-Secrets ofSocial Media Marketing

Finding Financing for Your Business

Building a Golden Business Plan
Many more to read about on-line

PLEASE SHARE INFORMATION ON THIS GREAT FREE DAY FOR SMALL BUSINESS – and yes there is such a thing as a “Free Lunch”…as long as you are at the Expo between 11:30 and 1:30

City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office | 121 N. LaSalle, Room 106 | Chicago | IL | 60602
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Big Updates for Small Business

Chicago City Treasurer  Small Business Expo Update2010 Small Business Expo

Wow! The Small Business Expo is less than 60 days away! Over 130 exhibitors and more than 30 workshops, and networking with thousands of small business owners.   Read below for a small sampling of new workshops and Expo.
Booth spaces and sponsorships are selling fast so don’t be left out in participating at the premier Small Business Expo event in the City of Chicago! Call 312-744-5195 or visit us
Small Business Expo – Friday, July 16th 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum.

Full Day of FREE Cutting Edge Workshops

All of the latest trends will be covered with leaders in Social Media, E-mailing Marketing, Networking, Building a Powerful Image, and  much more. Favorite workshops return including “One -Hour Mentor With Business Leaders” – “Expert  Marketing” and “Building Powerful Business Plans”.

Many New Exhibits and Features!

Interactive areas to”Make Your Website Your Top Salesperson,” and On-site experts to help you develop a WINNING Elevator Pitch.
Learn on the spot- how to explain and sell your business in 30 seconds.

Sponsored by:

Looking to sponsor or exhibit?
Booth spaces are selling fast.

Innovation Awards

Now Accepting Entries!

The City Treasurer’s Office is proud to be a 2010 sponsor of the Chicago Innovation Awards. For the 9th consecutive year,  the Awards will celebrate

the creativity within the Chicago
region by recognizing and honoring
the most innovative new products and services!

Winners will emerge from all sectors.  Submit your entry

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ENTRY ENDS SOON! 2010 Business Plan Contest and Important Updates

Chicago City Treasurer  Small Business Expo UpdateSpring is a very busy season for our Small Business Programs. We hope you can join us for one of our great contests or events including The Small Business Plan Contest, The “One-Hour-Mentor” Program and Small Business Expo. Happy Spring!

2010 Business Plan Contest to End Soon

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter your 2-page business plan template into consideration for the 2010 Business Plan Competition has been extended to Friday, April 9th.  Enter for you chance to share in $10,000 in prizes.
Deadline April 9th – Enter today!
Any questions call 312-960-0324.

Elevator Pitch Winner
Congratulations to our 2010 Elevator Pitch Winner “Second Act” Thank you to all of our outstanding contestants. Please consider entering our Business Plan Competition (see box above)

Small Business Expo

The 2010 Small Business Expo will be held on Friday, July 16th at the U.I.C. Forum. Join us for one of the best networking days in Chicago with over 130 exhibitors, 30 FREE Small Business Workshops, and 2,000 attendees. Sponsors, Exhibitors, and attendeess can find more information at FREE SMALL BUSINESS EXPO.

The “One- Hour- Mentor” Program for Chicago Small Business Chicago business leaders come together 4 times a year to help Chicago small business owners to brainstorm and problem solve. Workshops fill fast – NEXT One Hour Mentor May 26th at 10am.

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March 26th, 2010 (312) 744-8122

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