Free Workshops from BACP

Posted on September 14, 2016

The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts, and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, and open to the public. Workshops are held at BACP’s offices located in Room 805 at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602.

Here are some upcoming workshops:

Social Advertising
Fri, September 16, 9:30am – 11:00am
Presented by Business Bragger, Inc.
The do’s, the don’t’s and the in-between. Leverage Facebook advertising for your business! Get noticed. Whether you are looking to increase your following or drive targeted leads, we’ll show you the latest updates from Facebook Advertising with a general overview of how to set Ads that work for you. Also included in this interactive workshop is a general overview of Twitter and Instagram Ads.

Trademarks, Patents, Trade Secrets, and Copyrights: How To Recognize Your Company’s Assets
Wed, September 21, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Presented by Patrick J. Smith, Partner, registered patent attorney at Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
Learn the difference between a copyright and a trademark as well as a patent and a trade secret. Learn how to differentiate between the various types of intellectual property and learn the steps you can take to protect your company’s IP assets.

How To Start And Maintain Your Personal Brand Online
Fri, September 23, 9:30am – 11:00am
Presented by JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO, Birk Creative
This workshop will be interactive, include open discussions led by JinJa Birkenbeuel geared to inspire you to learn how to better create and manage your personal brand, in particular in the social media and digital spaces. Learn the basics of “Why Do I Need Twitter?” Understand the importance of creating and maintaining a professional LinkedIn profile, whether you are employed or looking to be employed. Know “How To Create A Website.” And discuss the benefits of publishing your thoughts and ideas to start building an engaged audience .

To register for a workshop email BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org or call 312.744.2086.

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