Networking literally paid off for Jamie Kaplan, CFO of Pinch Provisions in Elk Grove Village, when she took the advice of her UPS rep and applied for and won a grant that opened new doors for her company in exporting.
Entrepreneurship can be risky enough without adding currency fluctuations and geopolitical shifts to the mix. But for small-business owners with ambition, international expansion can offer growth by leaps and force you to diversify.
Metro Chicago Exports announced yesterday the launch of its 2016 grant program.
The program, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co., will award grants up to $5,000 to help small and medium-sized companies in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois maximize their export potential and engage with customers in international markets.
The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and the acres of corn fields in unincorporated Kane County may not seem to have anything in common, but the Chicago Regional Growth Initiative sees a connection and ways to build on it.
Blue Diamond Athletic Displays of Downers Grove will soon present its website in four languages thanks to a $5,000 grant from Metro Chicago Exports.
Metro Chicago Exports is a collaboration between the city of Chicago and seven northeastern Illinois counties, including DuPage, to try to increase exports for small and mid-sized businesses.
In May 2015, Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small and mid-sized businesses grow in international trade, specifically through export. The Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois. The Kane County Exports Grant […]
CHICAGO – Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) today announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co., will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois.
Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) today announced the appointment of Thomas Hulseman as founding managing director. In this new role, he will help lead an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]