Wednesday, August 5, 12:00pm—Opportunities & Pitfalls to Starting a Business during the Pandemic
information provided by South Suburban College
Above: Lansing business owner Amy Todd is excited about opening a new business, even during a pandemic. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (July 26, 2020) – The Business & Career Institute (BCI) of South Suburban College has scheduled a webinar entitled Opportunities & Pitfalls to Starting a Business during the Pandemic. The webinar will feature local expert Tom Byelick along with an additional contribution by local business owner and Chamber Director Amy Todd.
The 75-minute open forum will be hosted online on Wednesday, August 5, from 12:00–1:15pm. It is designed to help potential entrepreneurs determine whether now is the right time to proceed. Byelick will provide a snapshot of the current employment scene and prospects for a start-up business, with discussion around the pros and cons of starting a business in difficult economic times.
Byelick is the owner of three small businesses: Ingenuity Small Business Collaborative, a consulting firm; Tomfoolery Fun Club, a comedy-based variety series; and Pretty Amazing!, which specializes in restoring and revitalizing driveways, patios, porches, and decks.
Todd is the Director of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce and owner of Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders (3300 Ridge Road in Lansing). She and her family are also in the process of opening a wine bar in Lansing, The Pour on Roy (18155 Roy Street).
There is no cost to attend thanks to event sponsors ComEd, South Holland Business Association, Ingenuity Small Business Collaborative, and South Suburban College. The workshop will be held virtually and reservations are required: www.eventbrite.com/e/opportunities-pitfalls-to-starting-a-business-during-a-pandemic-tickets-109833775780.