Apr 2 2020

How to start your business: Venture Series

April 2 - 23, 2020


Chicago, IL 60607

Please NOTE that due to UIC procedures related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this workshop will be HELD ONLINE using WebEx. Please register as normal and a couple of days before the workshops, an email will be sent with the link for online access.

Are you looking for expert advice on starting and growing a small business? The Venture Series offers an opportunity to learn how to build a solid foundation to grow your dream business. The series, open to the university community and the public, consists of 4 - 2 hour workshops. Each workshop will provide you with tools and resources to take your business to the next level.

Venture Start - What resources are available to help you develop your business? How do you access those resources? During this session we will guide you through some of the many local resources to help you start your business. We will discuss and help you compile a list of next steps to move your plan to the next level.

Venture Viability - Is your idea a solid business opportunity? Does your idea have staying power? As we discuss customers, product, competition, and profit; you will learn about tools for determining the viability of your new venture.

Venture Finance - Where do you find funding to get your business started? How do you get the money you need? This in depth look at many ways to fund your business gives insight into how to access these sources and develop a plan for where to go next. Learn about many funding options available for startups.

Venture Launch - Learn about legal and regulatory issues that need to be addressed before starting your business. Topics include your launch plan, where to get required licenses and registrations, and getting set up to pay the right taxes. Avoid common pitfalls and plan your steps with a startup checklist.

Venture Start - Thurs, April 2, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venture Viability - Thurs, April 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venture Finance - Thurs, April 16, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Venture Launch - Thurs, April 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information and to register please visit
Each workshop is $10. Members of the UIC community can register for FREE using the code VS4UIC

Because there are 4 workshops, please register for each workshop you intend to attend.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Steve at sbob@uic.edu

If you are thinking about opening a new business or want to get a start on a business plan, come learn from our experts. The Venture Series of workshops are specifically designed to help you begin the business planning process.


Steve Bob

Date posted

Jan 22, 2020

Date updated

Mar 30, 2020