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What’s missing from the Mount Prospect business community? You!

The Village of Mount Prospect is teaming up with the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, the IL Small Business Development Center, Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association and the Mount Prospect Public Library to help new businesses get established by providing a package of innovative economic development resources. The Entrepreneur's Café is a free presentation and open discussion designed to guide new and prospective businesses down the path of success.

Thank-you to all that attended our September 8, 2014 Event: Taking the Next Step in Entrepreneurship. A special thanks to the Mount Prospect Public Library for hosting this successful event! For those that were unable to attend, links to a few of the meeting materials are below.  


Man with ComputerPresentation: Entrepreneur's Café September 8, 2014

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

Free & Low Cost Business Workshops: Already own a business? From finances to social media, there's a topic for all entrepreneurs:
Upcoming Workshops presented by SCORE Chicago
Upcoming Workshops presented by the Small Business Development Center at Harper College

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shopkeeperView Documents from Previous Entrepreneur Café Events:

Cash Flow and Financing
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. Event held February 27, 2014. Guest speaker, Mark Lieberman of SCORE Chicago.

Getting Started
Learn the basic requirements for opening a small business in Mount Prospect, as well as the services provided by the Village. Presented on November 13, 2013.

Learn more about our partners:

Mount Prospect Public Library
Small Business Development Center at Harper College
    For Upcoming Harper College Small Business Seminars, click here.
Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce
Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association

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 this program. For information regarding the Entrepreneur's Café program, contact Nellie Beckner, Long Range Planner, at (847) 818-5312 or email.

Last updated: 9/10/2014 11:55:28 AM