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SXU co-sponsors free workshops for small business owners

Writing business plans, employee retention and more beginning April 29

Chicago (April 19, 2010) Small business owners can attend free workshops beginning April 29 on coping with the difficult economic climate, co-sponsored by Saint Xavier University’s Graham School of Management and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

The workshops are presented by SXU business professors and local businesspeople as part of Southwest Chicago Small Business Development Month. Workshops are open to the public, but reservations are required by April 26. Lunch will be provided during workshops. 

The following workshops are scheduled:

Writing a Business Plan
Pam Schwer, MBA, Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University 
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., April 29
8th District Police Station, 3420 W. 63rd St.

Economic Climate & Financial Packaging
Luis Borges, Ph.D., Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University and Jill Stephens, ACCION Chicago
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., May 6
Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd.

Hiring & Retaining your Best Employees 
Monica C. Gavino, Ph.D., Graham School of Management, Saint Xavier University 
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., May 13
8th District Police Station, 3420 W. 63rd St.

Permit, License, & Zoning Requirements 
Small Business Marketing Strategies 
Certificate Ceremony 
Rico Ramos, ALA REM Architecture, Inc. and Nick Kollias, Greater SW Development Corp. 
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thurs., May 20
Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Denise Fuentes at (773) 362-3372 or d.fuentes@greatersouthwest.org.

-SXU-

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations	
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632
foot@sxu.edu