IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship- Events


The IJ Clinic is a hub for entrepreneurs. We provide resources online, on-site, and all over town. We regularly present workshops that provide valuable information and connections for local entrepreneurs, and our website identifies resources and events all over the city. We are always happy to speak with community groups, church groups, chambers of commerce, and others about the importance of entrepreneurship and the role that the law plays (good and bad) in the start-up of a new business.    


2015 Event Schedule

Community Meeting: Starting a Shared Kitchen in Woodlawn
Saturday, March 7, 2:00-3:30 PM
Bessie Coleman Library Meeting Room
731 East 63rd Street

Interested in a shared kitchen for entrepreneurs in Woodlawn? Join us for a second working group meeting about creating a shared kitchen to serve small food businesses and urban
farmers on the South Side.We will be forming committees to identify potential spaces, funders, interested entrepreneurs, and more. All ideas welcome!


Community Business Workshop Series

We're happy to announce our 2015 community workshop series in partnership with the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the University of Chicago Office of Business Diversity, and the South East Chicago Commission. All workshops are free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E 53rd St, in the Washington Park Classroom. Directions and parking information is located here: https://cie.uchicago.edu/directions.

Taxes for Very Small Businesses
Wednesday, March 11, 6:00-7:30 PM
Have you gone into business for yourself? Are you doing your taxes for yourself? In this workshop we’ll focus on business owners who report their business income on personal taxes. We’ll cover Schedule C and 1099s. This workshop is ideal for contractors, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and workers in the sharing economy.
Make Your Mark - Trademarking
Thursday, April 9, 6:00-7:30 PM

Your name and logo are often your first interaction with potential customers. Make sure you’re doing the work that’s necessary to make your brand work for you. Learn tips for developing a unique brand that can be protected legally, and tips for going through the trademarking process.

Past IJ Clinic Events

Couldn't make our crowdfunding workshop?  Listen to the podcast below.  

Featuring David Anderson of the National Crowdfunding Association, Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, and Salen Churi of the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship.

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Calendar of Chicago Entrepreneurship Events

Below is a calendar of events for entrepreneurs in the Chicago area. Please contact the listed event organizer to learn more. Click on an event for a full description.


If you would like to add an event to our calendar, email us at clinic@ij.org .

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