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  • Entrepreneurship / Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 - 2008
    Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs Entrepreneurship Overview Neighborhood Business Development Center Business Entrepreneurs Development Program 10 000 Small Businesses nextStep SCORE nextONE Alumni Events Melon Express Featured on ABC 7 Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 2008 Meet the nextONE Class of 2008 2009 Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 2010 Meet the nextONE Class of 2010 2011 nextONE Success

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  • Entrepreneurship / Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 - 2010
    Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs Entrepreneurship Overview Neighborhood Business Development Center Business Entrepreneurs Development Program 10 000 Small Businesses nextStep SCORE nextONE Alumni Events Melon Express Featured on ABC 7 Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 2008 Meet the nextONE Class of 2008 2009 Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 2010 Meet the nextONE Class of 2010 2011 nextONE Success Stories

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  • Entrepreneurship / Meet the nextONE Class of 2010 - 2011
    Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs Entrepreneurship Overview Neighborhood Business Development Center Business Entrepreneurs Development Program 10 000 Small Businesses nextStep SCORE nextONE Alumni Events Melon Express Featured on ABC 7 Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 2008 Meet the nextONE Class of 2008 2009 Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 2010 Meet the

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  • Entrepreneurship / Success Stories
    return to Lawndale than any other zip code in Cook County but without jobs these individuals will return to a life of crime 66 of African American male parolees return to prison within three years of being released Only 3 of Sweet Beginning s employees return to prison breaking the cycle of incarceration I am excited about the high quality consulting services that I am receiving and about the potential to further expand distribution so we can employ more people said Brenda Sweet Beginnings hopes to broaden distribution in Whole Foods and expand to mass market retailers Sweet Beginnings is creating a much needed second chances for ex offenders Prior to becoming a nextONE participant I didn t know if my business would survive The stars are the limit now My sales revenue increased by 19 in 2008 as a result of the resources training and corporate connections provided by nextONE Click here for video Nicole Jones Founder Sensual Steps Shoe Salon nextONE Class of 2008 From the store design to the online division to the pink Heels On Wheels mobile shoe salon Nicole was able to develop marketing and growth strategies for every aspect of her business through the Chicago Urban League s nextONE entrepreneurship program As a result of cutting cost via efficient inventory management Nicole realized a 19 increase in company revenue The Chicago Urban League also connected Nicole with Google who provided technical assistance to optimize her company website and create online tools With improved website functionality I am able to reach a whole new consumer base and easily overcome the challenge of having limited foot traffic said Nicole During the nextONE boot camp I gained significant insights into how to position myself for success from my role as president to taking a critical look at

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  • Entrepreneurship / nextONE Resource Partners
    Research Overview Strategies Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs Entrepreneurship Overview Neighborhood Business Development Center Business Entrepreneurs Development Program 10 000 Small Businesses nextStep SCORE nextONE Alumni Events Melon Express Featured on ABC 7 Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 2008 Meet the nextONE Class of 2008 2009 Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 2010 Meet the nextONE Class of 2010 2011 nextONE Success Stories nextONE Resource Partners nextCONSTRUCTION Chicago Contractor Development Program Highlighted CCD Participants Our Partners Resources Opportunites nextLevel Sponsors Donate nextONE Resource Partners Executive Coaching Beyond Blind Spots LLC 1803 W 95th Street Chicago Illinois 60643 773 233 9214 www beyondblindspots com McNeil and Associates LLC 1600 S Prairie Suite 2104 Chicago IL 60601 312 765 6800 www mcneilandassociates com Exodus Coaching 1507 E 53rd Suite 407 Chicago IL 60615 312 808 9940 www exoduscoaching com The McCarroll Group 2000 S Michigan Ave Suite 105 Chicago IL 60616 847 476 6018 www mccarrollassociates com Accounting Services Ringold Financial 850 S Wabash Ave Suite 210 Chicago Illinois 60605 312 566 9705 www ringoldfinancial com Sitar Capital Group 372 W Ontario Suite 501

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  • Entrepreneurship / nextCONSTRUCTION
    Neighborhood Business Development Center Business Entrepreneurs Development Program 10 000 Small Businesses nextStep SCORE nextONE Alumni Events Melon Express Featured on ABC 7 Meet the nextONE Class of 2007 2008 Meet the nextONE Class of 2008 2009 Meet the nextONE Class of 2009 2010 Meet the nextONE Class of 2010 2011 nextONE Success Stories nextONE Resource Partners nextCONSTRUCTION Chicago Contractor Development Program Highlighted CCD Participants Our Partners Resources Opportunites nextLevel

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  • Entrepreneurship / Chicago Contractor Development Program
    business success The aim of this program is to increase the pool of qualified minority business enterprises MBEs and develop more firms to Prime status Program Qualifications Applicant requirements include the following Construction business owner or company executive Minimum of 3 years in business Working in the applicant business full time Company is eligible for DBE MBE FBE or 8 a certification Licensed in municipalities served Have completed projects through the business Incorporation in good standing in the State of Illinois is preferred Class Overview Schedule Spring 2014 Cycle March 7 2014 April 11 2014 Program Components Module 1 Pre Qualification Certification Business Opportunity Forecasting 1 session City of Chicago Illinois Department of Central Management Services Women s Business Development Center Participants will learn about the certification process for minority disadvantaged and female business enterprises from several public entities Companies will be informed about the registration and pre qualification requirements to work on public projects and how to utilize Procurement Technical Assistance Centers PTACs for opportunities forecasting targeted procurement searches Follow up One on one session with a Procurement Technical Assistance Center Module 2 Bidding Estimating 1 session Selena Sizemore Business owners will learn about bidding and estimating techniques including organizing quantity takeoff pricing and general conditions estimating for construction projects Follow up Bidding estimating coaching session 2 hours Module 3 Finance 1 session Ringold Financial In session one business owners will learn effective methods for construction cost control billing and change management Session 2 will cover the fundamentals of developing a strong financial statement for obtaining lines of credit bonding and potential partnerships Follow ups Consultation with construction finance professional 1 hour Module 4 Bidding Estimating II 1 session Project Scheduling 1 session Selena Sizemore Nosa Ehimwenman Business owners will learn about bidding and estimating techniques including organizing quantity

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  • Entrepreneurship / Highlighted CCD Participants
    a broader range in an extremely competitive industry 773 590 8620 www tnd const com Timothy Wright President Timothy Wright Construction Timothy Wright Construction is a full service General Construction company servicing industrial commercial and residential markets with a specialization in heavy highway bridges streets roads underground earthwork concrete carpentry services and restoration and rehab in the vertical and horizontal construction industries 773 628 8825 Timothywrightconstruction yahoo com Rose Lee President Myleer Corporation Myleer Corporation is a full service union company that provides post construction and contractual cleaning services to commercial and industrial customers It also staffs union laborers to provide worksite set up and general maintenance services Myleer strives to create a harmonious hardworking work force for customers and provides exceptional and personable service 773 434 8311 Myleercorp gmail com Kevin Howard President POS Optics Glass Mirror POS Optics is a premiere glass and mirror contractor specializing in the commercial markets grocery retail and new construction The firm installs glass storefronts curtain walls colored spandrel glass and glazing framing systems and enjoys servicing clients nationwide POS OPTICS expertise is in the technical and scientific aspects of glass and how glass provides most optimal solutions to customers 877 377 0404 www posoptics com Rehab Construction Systems Inc Mary Steward CEO Rehab Construction Systems is an MBE WBE certified general contracting company that provides construction management rought carpentry finish carpentry services The Rehab Construction team is experienced in residential renovation new construction project design and interior design Over the last 10 years Rehab has completed projects such as Cabrini Green Oakwood Shores Legends South and multiple renovation projects in the Bronzeville area 773 548 0140 rehabconst39 att net Dynamic Wrecking Excavation Inc Rasheed Bonds President Roshoni Bonds Dynamic Wrecking Excavation Inc is a full service total Demolition and Earthwork company established and incorporated in 2002 The company is MBE and DBE certified with IDOT City of Chicago CTA METRA CMS and the Capitol Development Projects have included Michael Reese Hospital University of Chicago CTA Brown Line Kennedy King College and Menard s Stores to name a few 708 516 8000 rasheed bonds dynamicwrecking com U S Architectural Glass Metal Ernest Edwards President U S Architectural Glass Metal is a union contract glazing and metal contractor specializing in commercial construction The company s clients include some of the largest and most highly profiled contractors in the Chicagoland area In March 2008 U S Architectural Glass Metal was cited in US Glass Magazine as one of the largest minority owned glass and metal contractors in the United States US Architecture Glass Metal recently closed on a significant acquisition that will put the company on the map as a leading contender in the glass and metal industry nationwide The company is committed to excellence growth and job creation and takes pride in the work that it does to please clients Closed on an acquisition Redeveloped business plan and tailored business strategy Projects Include Fed Ex Cargo Mather High School Rush Medical Center Phases I

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