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Business and Breakfast: How to Start Your New Business

Small business owners and entrepreneurs interested in opening a business are encouraged to attend Business and Breakfast: How to Start Your New Business, a one hour workshop they can help lay the groundwork for success, Wed., Apr. 5, 8:30 a.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr.

Hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) the workshop features BAPA’s business resource partners, Carol Collum, South Region SCORE Advisor, and David Johnson, Loan Officer, Accion Chicago presenting information on topics that include how to write a business plan, how to create realistic projections, and hoe to access capital to get your business off the ground.

The workshop is appropriate for entrepreneurs at any stage of business, and includes the opportunity to meet and network with the experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Light breakfast will be provided. Information: David Johnson, 312-924-2178 or


Labor Law Seminar

Small business owners can learn what they need to know about Labor Law Wed., April 26, 8:30 a.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. The seminar is cosponsored by BAPA, Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association, 95th Street Business Association, and the Mount Greenwood Community Business Association and free to members of those organizations; $10 for non-members. RSVP: or 773-233-3100.


Geranium Guild Offers Floral Services

Steve English and Ryan Steinbach, Beverly/Morgan Park residents and former owners of The Blossom Boys florist and fair trade gift shop, are now providing floral design services and consultations for weddings, corporate events and private residential parties as The Geranium Guild. They will also set up occasional pop-up shops. Info: 773-779-4400 or English and Steinbach operated their shop for 8½ years before closing at the end of 2016.


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