How the WBDC Serves Entrepreneurs at Various Stages of a Business - 4:35
Janice Lopez, Women's Business Development Center
Posted Oct 24, 2017
For over 30 years, the WBDC has created and enacted programs that benefit women and minority entrepreneurs at various stages of their businesses. While WBDC can connect aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable information, counseling support and access to capital, the organization offers much more than that. The WBDC provides solutions to help entrepreneurs advance their business skills and grow and build capacity. From content-rich workshops, certification services, assistance with corporate and government contracting to business advising and networking opportunities, the WBDC works diligently to help enhance the growth and sustainability of its clients. Among these services are the WBDC's ScaleUp program, which recently expanded from Aurora to Englewood and Belmont-Cragin, as well as the Latina Entrepreneurial Accelerated Development (LEAD) and its commitment to continuing the services of Small Business Development Centers like the location at Governor's State University in University Park, Illinois. Janice Lopez, Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Services and Director for WBC Chicago, discusses the full scope of services offered by the WBDC.
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