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This workshop is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan or product pitch.

A business plan is your blueprint for business success; a tool to test and validate your ideas and communicate your plan to potential partners and funders. Topics include identifying the audience, understanding the competition, researching and marketing your product, and using financial tools. Participants will leave the workshop energized and ready to write an engaging plan.

Bezazian Branch Chicago Public Library
1226 W. Ainslie Street
Chicago, IL 60640
United States

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The Duman Startup Accelerator is JVS Chicago’s 6-week accelerator for start-up entrepreneurs. The Duman Startup Accelerator helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch their new business by providing the tools and resources to help participants articulate their vision and business model. Participants will learn to develop an opportunity, identify start-up costs, and launch a successful business.

Supported by a community network, Duman Startup Accelerator participants will leave the program with a completed business plan, access to financing, and confidence to pursue their own venture.


The Duman Startup Primer is JVS Chicago’s 3-session module for pre-venture early-stage entrepreneurs at the concept stage of their business development. The Duman Primer helps aspiring entrepreneurs articulate their business concept by introducing business planning tools and providing resources to new entrepreneurs. Participants will learn to build a business plan, explore an opportunity, and better understand the critical steps to launch a successful business.