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Register for the Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp

The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

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The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

The Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp will arm you with the tools you need to move your business startup to the next level. We will show you how to start a new business and help you avoid some of the common landmines that await new entrepreneurs. You will

- Assess your readiness to obtain personal and business financing and start a new business
- Learn how to improve your credit score
- Learn the pros and cons of various legal structures for your business
- Understand the state and local business licensing and regulatory processes
- Learn how to navigate important federal, state and local websites for filings, registration and certification
- Prepare a business plan in a format that is generally accepted by banks and investment companies
- Understand basic record keeping and maintaining compliance
- Have access to up to 15 hours group technical assistance outside of the normal class schedule

Upon completion of all 8 weeks of the boot camp, you will receive a certificate of completion and be reimbursed for the first month of your subscription to LivePlan business planning software to complete your business plan.

Eligibility

- Start up business
- Individual/Entrepreneur
- A Small Business owner (under $ 50,000 yearly)
- Business Must Be Located in Any of the Target Communities of Englewood/North Lawndale/West Englewood/Woodlawn/Washington Park/Austin/South Shore/Chatham/Maywood/Bellwood

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCdtKVWtXsbewORzA5B9Z6Y8jTHboiZmp8VdwmBUvl4/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Please note that I will not be facilitating workshops for the Monroe Foundation's Small Business Boot Camp this fall. If you are still interested in the program, contact Otis Monroe directly at 773-315-9720.

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