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Connecting The Dots: Preparing for Business Growth

December 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am


Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn how to access grant money, develop your workforce, refine your business plan and prepare your business for growth in the upcoming year!

“Connecting the Dots: Preparing for Growth” is a free educational event that every single business owner can benefit from.  You’ll gain valuable insight and access to strategic planning tools that will set your business on a path to continued success and growth in 2022.

Meet one-on-one with economic specialists who will address your specific business concerns, hear from professionals in finance, accounting, business planning and more, plus access on-site assistance to digitize your business data…all in one morning! Event activities focus on preparing businesses for success, developing and maintaining talent and operations, and providing businesses with the tools they need to grow. Attendees will learn more about:

PREPARING Your Business for Success

Managing Business Financials: Best Accounting Practices for Small Business

  • What should a good, digital accounting program provide?
  • What type of accounting program is right for me?

Building a Business Plan: Your Roadmap to Success

  • Why is having a business plan important?
  • What should my business plan include?
  • What resources are available to help me develop or adjust my business plan?


WORKFORCE: Your most important asset

Workforce Attraction: Today’s Employment Reality

  • Tools for successful talent recruitment
  • Resources to help develop your current workforce

Certifications and Contracting: Increasing Business Opportunities

  • Why and how should I certify my business as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE)?
  • How can I access government contract opportunities?


Tools to GROW Your Business

Site Selection: Finding Your Ideal Operating Location

  • How do I assess my space needs before I open or expand my business?
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Site Selection

Accessing Capital

  • How can I prepare to access capital for my business?
  • What financial resources are available to help me grow my business?


Follow this link to learn more about the event and register!



December 10, 2021
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Invest Aurora
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waubonsee Community College
18 S. River Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506
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