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November 2018

Accounting & Finance for Start-Ups

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

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In this introductory course, we will take a look at the basics of accounting, financial statements and financial analyses - specifically as it relates to food & beverage companies. We'll go through accounting methodology for important aspects of the business, as well as key KPI's to track as you grow. Time and again, incredible companies with amazing visions are unable to scale because they lack a good handle on their finances. Don't let this happen to you! Let's take a…

Digital Marketing: Strategic Investments for Big Returns

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$30

You have a million ideas, two pennies, and a Facebook page. How are you going to start spreading your brand's good name online? In this seminar you'll learn how to prioritize digital media channels based on your audience and goals. Spoiler alert: don't try to launch them all at once! When launching a brand, it's rarely ideas that are lacking - but the time and resources to support those ideas is decidedly more limited. Digital marketing offers startups and small…

December 2018

Starting a Food Business

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

This icon denotes an event or class that is free for West Side residents. Please click on the event listing for registration instructions and to learn more.

Start your food business today! The Hatchery's popular introductory course will help you launch your food & beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space including industry trends, required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive a business basics checklist to get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also be joining to cover the many options for structuring your business entity: limited liability company, corporation, “S” corp, sole proprietorship, and partnership. Which structure…

Hatchery Holiday Party

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$75 – $150

Join us for a special fundraising event, celebrating the opening of The Hatchery Chicago's new facility! Enjoy delicious food, hear stories from Chicago food icons, and be among the first to see our new, one-of-a-kind space! To celebrate this momentous occasion, Chicago legend Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's will join us to share stories from his own entrepreneurial journey.  Proceeds from this event will support The Hatchery's programming in 2019 and help us advance our mission of creating sustainable economic growth and new…

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