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Workshops and Classes

Learn new skills to manage your business.

Understanding business fundamentals, such as finance and marketing, as well as staying abreast of the changing business environment, is key to the success of a business.

Harper College SBDC offers low cost seminars and workshops to help you manage your business and to keep up-to-date on new business developments.

Founded in 1989, Lavelle Law Ltd. is one of the most respected law firms in the Chicago area. Their expertise includes business and entrepreneurial law, estate planning, divorce and family law, criminal defense, commercial and residential real estate law, banking and securities law, law practice management, bankruptcy and more. The firm generously donates time to clients of the ISBDC.

When:  Monthly, check schedule (only available for clients of Harper's ISBDC)

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

Cost: Free

Registration: To register sign up here.

 

Get tax, incorporation/business entity advice, QuickBooks help, and more with Margaret Borla, CPA with PorteBrown. 30 Minute appointments. Margaret and PorteBrown,LLC generously donate time to clients of Harper's ISBDC.

When: Every other month, check schedule

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

Cost: Free (only available for clients of Harper's ISBDC)

Registration: To register please sign up here.

 

NEW! Get general HR advice for your small businesses in a wide variety of areas including compliance, employee relations, hiring your first employee, policies and procedures and record-keeping. Melissa and Wendy have each been working in Human Resources for more than 20 years and have worked with businesses in many industries. Make an appointment today to get great advice on your HR small business needs.

When: Twice per Month (only available for clients of Harper's ISBDC)

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

Cost: Free

Registration: To register sign up here.

 

Do you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business. Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. Learn about the critical steps to opening your own business including viability, business formation, financing, and more.

Choose one session to attend:

  • October 18, 8:30am - 10am
  • November 15, 8:30am - 10am
  • December 20, 8:30am - 10am

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

Cost: Free

Registration: To register for this free seminar please sign up here.

 

This workshop will help you connect the dots on how to monetize your email and social media efforts. You'll learn: (1) What is an opt-in, lead magnet, freebie and why you need one to make money in your business (2) The 3 key elements that make for an irresistible opt-in (3) Knowing what your ideal clients want (4) Different types of opt-ins you can easily use for your business model (5) Using your perfect opt-in to grow your list FAST! 

When:  November 7, 8:30-10am

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N

Cost: Free

 

Whether you've been recently downsized or dream about being your own boss and using your skills and knowledge to assist a multitude of companies rather than just work for one, this seminar will address the positive and the negative of working on your own.  It will give the novice entrepreneur and the experienced consultant details they will need to make the decision to build their business model and act on it.  Join Bob Podgorski who has taken the journey of executive to small business owner and consultant as he shares his formula for success.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017,  6pm to 8pm

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N.

Cost: Free

Registration: To register for this free seminar pleasesign up here.

 

Attention women entrepreneurs! Join this warm and wonderful group of women business owners who meet monthly to share knowledge, network, and support one another in our business endeavors. Our mission is to support, instruct and inspire each other as we expand our businesses. Group meetings take place the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Upcoming sessions:

  • September 14, 8am - 9:30am
  • October 12, 8am - 9:30am
  • November 9, 8am - 9:30am
  • December 14, 8am - 9:30am

Who: Women Business Owners (start ups welcomed)

Where:  650 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, 60173 in the Harper Professional Center, (not on main campus) Suite 18N.

Cost: Free

Registration:To register for this free seminar please sign up here.