Christmas with the Sharks: a graduation ceremony

Chicago, IL

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Thursday December 12th, join Sushine Enterprises as we celebrate the graduation of our most recent cohort of entrepreneurs from our Business Leadership Academy! These are local entpreneneurs from all over Chicago's south side who have passion, determination, and desire to launch their own businesses. At Sunshine, we believe the growth of small business is the key to building longterm sustainability in struggling communities. 

Guest Speaker

Hear from Shalom Klein, Vice President of Moshe Klein & Associates. An avid networker and consummate business professional, Shalom has helped pushed the growth of a father-and-son accounting and bookkeeping business, serving hundreds of clients each year. 

As a sought after speaker and consultant, Shalom carries the insight and the experience that small businesses need to overcome challenges and to succeed in today's tough economic environment.

About Sunshine

Sunshine Enterprises is an initiative of Sunshine Gospel Ministries, a non-profit organiztion headquartered on Chicago's south side. Our mission is to transform communities through building strategic relationships, developing skills, and promoting economic growth. 

The Path to Success

We find and work with local entrepreneurs to help strengthen and grow their businesses. This work is bringing about vibrant change and long-term sustainability. Entrepreneurs receive intense training through our business leadership academy, graduate to receive critical insight from business coaches and professional advisors with industry expertise, and receive ongoing support through a range of low-cost services to help build capacity. 

Growing a robust network

As we continue to recruit aspiring and existing entrpereneurs, we're building a growing network of individuals who are passionate about business and the power it has to transform communities. As each business grows, it creates jobs, thriving commerice, and a strong economic base. 

Graduating the Entrepreneurs

Each semester, we graduate a group of entrepreneurs from our business leadership academy. We give them the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes in front a panel of expert judges (our sharks) and a live audience. The winner receives not only start-up capital, but a tremendous launching pad for their business. The evening also provides a chance for professionals and entrepreneurs to network and build opportuinties for strategic partnerships. 

Come see our graduates

Learn about their businesses!

Network with other professionals!

Register here for the event. It's free! 

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