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Who We Are:
The Village of Mount Prospect, the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, Mount Prospect Public Library, and the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association work together as the Entrepreneur's Café - connecting people to resources that encourage, strengthen, and support small business. The Entrepreneur's Café includes free presentations and open discussions designed to guide new and prospective business owners down the path of success.
View the Business Event Calendar for Upcoming Workshops and Programs!

Tools to help ensure your success in Mount Prospect - education, mentoring, marketing opportunities and contact with successful existing business owners - will be available to you through the Entrepreneur's Café program. For more information, contact Nellie Beckner, Senior Planner, at 847/818-5312.

Our programming includes the following:

Business workshops: from finance to social media, we'll help you find the program that will help you strengthen, or even start, your small business. Our next workshop is October 19 - Insurance Considerations for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Start Ups. Learn More...

The Spotlight on Success Film Series, featuring films designed to inspire and educate current and future entrepreneurs. 

The Entrepreneur's Café E-newsletter, an informative email filled with articles and links specifically targeted to small business owners. Sign up today!



Business Resource Databases. (November 10, 2014) An informative presentation on the variety of databases available to small business owners. View the flyer for more details. Remember, the library offers Reference By Appointment services at no charge! 

Taking the Next Step In Entrepreneurship. (September 8, 2014) Presentation
Supporting Materials: The Plan: Step by Step Business Workbook and Starting Your Business in Illinois (Handbook), both provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. These detailed handbooks are informative to all prospective and new small business owners.

Best Books for Home-Based Businesses - Presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library

Cash Flow and Financing. (February 27, 2014) Understand the importance of monitoring cash flow for your small business. Includes advice on what to expect when asking for financing. Supporting documents: Cash Flow Worksheet and a Financial Statement Example. Guest speaker, Mark Lieberman of SCORE Chicago.


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Our Partners:
Mount Prospect Public Library
Small Business Development Center at Harper College
Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association


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