(WEBINAR) Perfect your business pitch

When preparing for your crowdfunding campaign, the first and most important exercise is honing your pitch. As a Founder, it is your job to be able to articulate the mission of your company and the problem your product/service is solving, making sure whoever is listening fully understands why your business needs to exist. A perfect pitch is not only extremely valuable for your crowdfunding campaign,  but it’s also critical to getting your first customers, and eventually securing your next round […]


(WEBINAR) CFBN Innovation Series: Leaders in Sustainability

Now, more than ever, consumers want to be assured that the food they are buying is more sustainable and that the companies in our industry are tackling the important questions around sustainable sourcing, human health, and environmental health impacts!  Join us at our first Sustainability Conference to explore several industry-led conversations addressing how food & beverage companies are increasingly committing to greater sustainability efforts across their businesses. OUR MASTER AGENDA FOR THE CONFERENCE: 11:00 AM:  General Welcome (Alan Reed, CFBN) 11:05 […]


(WEBINAR) WorldChicago Coffee Conversation: Where in the World is the Best Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

According to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, the United States ranks first out of 138 countries for the best environment for cultivating entrepreneurship. This stat is just one of many that highlights the US as the place to be if you’re an entrepreneur. But, what exactly makes it such a great place for businesses? Is it culture? Is our foundation of the American Dream? Is it our robust and competitive markets? Whatever it is how can other countries […]


(WEBINAR) Industry Sessions: Behind the Festival

The festival experience is magical for both the artists and the fans. Find out what goes on behind the scenes to produce some of your favorite festivals from booking to production and everything in between that makes the experience so special. REGISTER HERE


(WEBINAR) Pitch Perfect: Making it as a Freelancer

Join AAJA Chicago for a lively conversation on freelance journalism, featuring independent reporters and critics from around the city. We’ll talk about the state of the media industry, discuss the art and science of pitching, and share advice on managing your time and money. This free panel will be moderated by our secretary-treasurer, Taylor Moore, and will feature freelance writers Ines Bellina, Britt Julious, and Kiran Misra. PANELISTS Ines Bellina is a freelance writer, storyteller, and bon vivant. She has […]


(WEBINAR) Art of Honesty: How To Have Hard Conversations

Are you completely honest with the people in your life? Do you put off having potentially difficult conversations, or avoid them altogether? Is your best resolution to stay quiet, hope for the best, or try and get over it? Tough conversations take courage, grace, and wisdom. In this webinar, Handel Group's Coach will teach you how to identify the conversations you need to have in your life, whether at work or at home, and more importantly, show you how to […]


(WEBINAR) Building a Sustainable CPG Brand

Every founder I talk to is interested in making their brand sustainable with a focus on Profit, People, and Planet, but it’s a lot easier said than done. How do we create sustainably packaged products in a world of convenience, single-use items, and e-commerce shipping? Join me as we break down each of these practices and how you can implement changes for your brand. LEARN ABOUT Building Sustainability into your Business Strategy Sustainable Packaging design B-CORPs Sustainable Shipping Options Does […]


(WEBINAR) Ten Legal Tips for Small Business Success

The legal foundations of a business and some best business practices set the foundation and structure for a sustainable business. Our business climate is ever changing, but these valuable legal tips withstand the test of time. Learn the top10 legal tips for small business success through this interactive webinar. The Q&A set up will provide useful and practical tips on legal essentials such as intellectual property, contracts and simple formation issues. REGISTER HERE


(WEBINAR) Crafting Creative Partnerships

TikTok’s Mike Gubman, head of business development, will share key strategies and frameworks for building win-win partnerships. In an effort to fuel a new level of representation and inclusion at our events, we would like to extend a special invitation to our BIPOC community to attend as our complimentary guest. If you are or know a BIPOC professional who would like to attend, please contact us at Description: Today’s social networks turn anyone and everyone into a content creator. As […]

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One of the most difficult challenges founders and entrepreneurs face when building a business is deciding how and when to grow their team. Whether it’s adding another co-founder, early employee, advisor, or interns, this dilemma is made even more arduous when you find yourself short on both cash and time. This workshop will provide tools and frameworks to answer the following questions most founders and entrepreneurs eventually face: How do I know what role to hire when my needs constantly […]