Speed dating for small business
Good icebreaker questions can stimulate a thoughtful answer in even the shyest of people, put them at ease, and provide a window into their personality.So if you find yourself resorting to dry fallbacks like, “Isn’t this weather something?In addition to making a variety of beers, Samuel Adams is also active in small business mentoring, and its Brewing the American Dream program offers micro-lending and coaching for small business owners working in food, beverage, craft brewing and hospitality Its latest event is the Speed Coaching and regional Pitch Room competition, which will be held in Chicago on Monday, April 7th.
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"It is our pleasure to partner with the Boston Beer Company and the City of Chicago's Small Business Advisory Council as we work to bring access to capital and industry knowledge to small business owners in our region," said Jonathan Brereton, CEO of Accion Chicago.
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"We're so impressed by the City's dedication to helping the small business community in Chicago, and are excited to partner with Mayor Emanuel to help maximize our impact." Small business owners working in food, beverage, hospitality and craft brewing can register online for the free event at and are encouraged to bring questions regarding specific business challenges they face, as well as samples of packaging, point of sale items, and other material on which they seek feedback.
"City Hall and the Small Business Advisory Council are committed to strengthening small businesses in Chicago by partnering with successful companies like Samuel Adams to teach by example," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.