On June 21, 2022, we joined our friends at Crown Castle for “Digitize Your Small Business,” our informative breakfast workshop for entrepreneurs in our community held at La Orquidea in Little Village! 

As more customers turn toward ordering from and connecting with companies online, it’s never been more important for businesses to go digital. At this morning event, we brought together 20 small business owners and entrepreneurs from underestimated communities throughout Chicago to discuss the basics of e-commerce and create their online presence. Our attendees had the chance to participate in five different breakout stations where our 1871 team helped them set up their accounts on Google, create profiles on social media, activate systems to enable cashless payments, & more!

Our attendees left with tangible resources to help them thrive in a digital world, including:

  • An active Instagram Business account
  • Generated QR codes for their services 
  • A setup business Gmail account
  • Social media account profiles 
  • A Stripe account to process online payments
  • A profile to make their business viewable on Google Maps

Thank you to Crown Castle, La Orquidea, & everyone who joined us for this incredible breakfast. We’re thrilled to be able to provide small business owners in our communities with necessary resources and support! 

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