The Experts in Residence program offers valuable opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet established professionals one-on-one to discuss business ideas, seek advise or simply have a conversation about starting and growing a business. Four 30-minute individual slots are available for business owners.
Maribel Del Real, CPA, Accounting
Maribel Del Real, CPA has over 10 years of tax and accounting professional experience. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Illinois and Texas. Maribel is also a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor. Prior to founding Del Real Tax Group, Maribel worked in the Private Company Services Tax Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers and also as a Tax Consultant for a downtown Chicago Tax Consulting Firm.
Maribel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston. She continued her academic pursuits and earned a Master’s degree in Accounting with Tax Track graduating with Honors from the University of Houston.
Maribel is active in a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of CPAs, Illinois CPA Society, Chicago Quickbooks ProAdvisors, and the Sleeter Group.
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Illinois SBDC at UIC
The Illinois SBDC at UIC is committed to help businesses start, grow and prosper. Through a variety of programs and workshops, the Illinois SBDC at UIC provides entrepreneurial training and consulting to Chicago's business community.
Over the past the past decade we have served over 2000 entrepreneurs who launched 200 new businesses, creating 2600 jobs and securing over $85 million in funding. With a specialty in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the IL SBDC at UIC is your business resource for entrepreneurial success.
The Illinois SBDC at UIC is funded and supported by the UIC College of Business Administration, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.