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HOBBY TO HUSTLE

Business Stage: Vision

The "Hobby to Hustle" track is for entrepreneurs that are just starting a business. This track will help you understand what it takes to make your business dream a reality.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Business Plan Creation

  • Market Analysis

  • Legal Matters

  • Illinois Support

  • Funding Sources

Gotta keep on movin'

Business Stage: Survival (0-2 yrs)

You've started your business within the last two years...Now What? The "Gotta Keep on Movin'" track is designed for you. Learn what it takes to grow and thrive, as you keep moving your business forward.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Creating a Successful Business

  • Generating Income

  • Branding & Advertising

  • Legal Matters

  • Illinois Support

  • Funding Sources

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Business Stage: Success (3+ yrs)

"Full Steam Ahead" is designed for entrepreneurs who've been in business for 3 years or longer. This track takes a deeper dive into business sustainability, growth and how to navigate the labor market.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Unique Ways to Generate Income

  • Revisiting Business Plans

  • Business Growth Tools

  • Building on Your Success

  • Illinois Support

  • Funding Sources

why should i attend?

ACE Conference and Expo is a MUST ATTEND event for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, innovators and creators. Whether you're just start out, looking to expand or simply want to learn more, you're sure to walk away with the excitement and positive attitude to up your business game.

EXPERT ADVICE

Learn from keynote speakers and in-room facilitators as they share first-hand experiences and lessons learned as business experts.

BUSINESS EXERCISES

Take the knowledge you learn in track sessions and apply it to real-life scenarios in business workshops.

ACCESS TO PARTNERS

Meet industry and business leaders who you can partner with now and into the future, as you journey through your business lifecycles.

start CONVERSATIONs

Connect with resource organizations and current entrepreneurs in order to get the advice and services to take your business to the next level.

NETWORK FUNNEL

Engage with other aspiring and existing business owners, to increase your network base. Receive contact information to continue the conversations even after the event.

EQUITABLE resources

Connect with other business owners and resource organizations that offer services and advice to underserved and minority populations.

COST

INVEST IN YOURSELF, BY ATTENDING THE TWO-DAY ACE CONFERENCE & EXPO.

2-Day Ticket:

$10.00

YOUR 2-DAY TICKET INCLUDES...

Admission to Day 1 (Virtual) and Day 2 (In-Person)

Sessions and speakers aligned with your interests

Apply what you learn in guided workshops

Access to resources through vendors, sessions and networking