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About Us:
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 Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative 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 business success in Mount Prospect - education, mentoring, marketing opportunities, and contact with successful entrepreneurs - is available to you through the Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative.


Upcoming MPEI events include:

Entrepreneur's Cafe presents: Demographics Now, Finding Your Target Audience, June 15.

Spotlight on Success Film Series: Capital C - Full length feature on crowdfunding, June 29.



Our first multi-session MPEI event, the Resource Review Workshop, was a success. Thank  you to all the attendees!





MPEI programming includes the following:
Jumpstart Your Business and Entrepreneur's Café 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.

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

Business Event Calendar - MPEI updates a calendar of events which cater specifically to entrepreneurs. A wide variety of workshops, webinars, and expos are listed, along with registration details. Many of these events are free of charge and are hosted locally.

MPEI E-newsletter, an informative email newsletter filled with articles of interest to small business owners, is delivered straight to your inbox. Never miss an upcoming business event, sign up today!

MPEI also offers Access to Advisors, podcasts, and more. Contact us for more information.

  • Nellie Beckner, Senior Planner, Village of Mount Prospect, 847/818-5312
  • Joe Collier, Business Reference Librarian, Mount Prospect Public Library, 847/253-5675
  • Dawn Fletcher-Collins, Director, Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, 847/398-6616

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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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