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Jump$tart Business Basics: Lunch & Learn - Vision Board Party

Coach Niquenya / Building Bridges Consulting

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

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General Admission
Admission and general vision board materials only. Lunch not included. Admission is free; however, please consider giving a donation of $5 or more below toward vision board materials.
Jan 26, 2018 Free  
Vision Board Materials
Admission is free; however, please consider giving a donation of $5 or more towards vision board materials in addition to your registration above. Your support is sincerely appreciated!
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Join Building Bridges Consulting for our Jump$tart Business Basics

Lunch & Learn - 2018 Networking & Vision Board Party!


You're invited to a FREE Small Business Networking Lunch & Learn Event hosted the third or fourth Friday every other month starting promptly at 11:00 AM.  The Event usually takes place at the Next Door Cafe located at 659 W. Diversey Pkwy; however, location subject to change depending on venue availability.  Part of the Jump$tart Business Basics Training Series.

You will be able to expose your business to other local businesses, acquire new prospects and customers, and we suggest you bring plenty of business cards to share with the group.  There will be time allowed for you to share with the group a little about your business, experience, what a good contact, referral, or client would be for you and what separates you from everyone else in your industry.

Admission is free; however, you will be responsible for purchasing your own lunch from Next Door Cafe.  If you know of any other small business owners/entrepreneurs, please pass this invitation along to them as well!

  • Meet with other Chicago business owners, nonprofit leaders, and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Pass out your business cards or other promotional materials (NO SELLING)
  • Share your business products and services
  • Hear a powerful, timely message for your small business from BBC's CEO or another local small business expert
  • Learn about Building Bridges Consulting
  • Power up with a great lunch from Next Door Cafe*
Every session we focus on a different topic of special interest to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Being that this is our first Lunch 'n' Learn of the New Year, we will be incorporating a vision board party to jumpstart your goals and strategic planning for 2018.
  • Is your business or career heading in the right direction?
  • Are you sitting back thinking about how 2017 just flew by?
  • Do you feel like you've barely accomplished any of your 2017 goals?
  • Are you ready to take back control over your success?

Make 2018 your year to get it right!

Start your New Year with a fresh outlook and new perspective. Join Coach Niquenya of Building Bridges Consulting for an afternoon of goal-setting, planning and problem-solving. During this unique workshop you will...

  1. Enjoy a delicious lunch from Next Door Cafe (you're responsible for purchasing)
  2. Network with like-minded individuals seeking to grow in their own business and/or career.
  3. Discuss your year in review to uncover hidden challenges standing in the way of your success.
  4. Brainstorm concrete goals and actions to catapult you to the next level.
  5. Design your dream vision board to capture your unique, success plan.
  6. Receive support and accountability to keep you on target all year long.

Coach Niquenya will supply basic materials (board, glue, glitter, scissors, etc.) for your board. Attendees should come prepared with:

  • Business cards to exchange with group
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • Magazine clippings, photos, or other items you'd like to include on your board

Please join us for an afternoon packed full of positive energy to kick off your New Year on the right path!


Hope to see you there!

Registration is open to all Chicago area business owners and entrepreneurs age 18 and over.

*Attendees responsible for purchasing their own lunch from Next Door Cafe. Coffees, teas, cocoas, Italian sodas, sandwiches, smoothies, and a variety of pastries available. Location subject to change based on venue availability.  Event begins promptly at 11:00 AM. Please arrive no later than 11:30 AM.


About the Jump$tart Business Basics Training Series


The Jump$tart Business Basics Training Series is a year-long, revolving training series of networking and learning events for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the greater Chicagoland area (Chicago and suburbs). Attendees get armed with the tools to startup, operate, and grow a small business into a long-term successful, sustainable, and profitable organization. Attendees learn how to overcome challenges such as choosing a niche, implementing technology solutions to automate processes, building customer loyalty, branding, and sales and marketing. Series includes free weekly webinars, free bimonthly two-hour Lunch 'n' Learns, and affordable bimonthly full-day training programs.

Training events focus on topics relevant to the 4 P's of Profit developed by Master Business Coach, Niquenya Collins, which are Passion, Purpose, People, and Processes. The program strives to teach entrepreneurs how to achieve operational excellence through automation of business processes and to become productive contributors to the economic development of the communities in which they serve. Series kicks off in January of each year with the Designing the Dream Entrepreneurs Conference. Check our Event Calendar for the most up to date information and scheduled training dates.


What is the timeline for the workshop? Can I come late?

Registration is from 11:00 am - 11:30 am. Workshop begins PROMPTLY at 11:30 am. Please be on time!

What about parking and transportation?

Metered street parking available on Diversey; some free street parking available on neighboring streets. Accessible by CTA bus lines 76 Diversey, 8 Halsted, 36 Broadway and 22 Clark; Brown line to Diversey.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is a BUSINESS networking event so unfortunately we can not accomodate children.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No outside food or drink allowed but please do bring any additional items you would like to include on your vision board.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email with any questions or concerns.

Have questions about Jump$tart Business Basics: Lunch & Learn - Vision Board Party? Contact Coach Niquenya / Building Bridges Consulting

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Next Door Cafe
659 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

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Coach Niquenya / Building Bridges Consulting

Niquenya Collins is President and CEO of Building Bridges Consulting, a management consulting and executive coaching firm specializing in connecting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Chicago to the knowledge and resources necessary to succeed in the global marketplace. 

Our mission is to transform dreamers into successful entrepreneurs.  

We achieve this by acting as a catalyst for training, development, resources, and referrals aimed at lowering the learning curve for start-ups, nonprofits, and small businesses in the growth phase of their operations.

Services include:

  • Management Consulting
  • Executive Coaching
  • Workforce Development
  • Corporate Training
  • Alternative Financing
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Legal Services
  • Business Travel
  • Resources & Referrals


For more information about Building Bridges Consulting or to schedule a FREE consultation available to all first time clients, visit


We truly are building bridges between your dreams and ultimate reality!

President & CEO Niquenya Collins

Niquenya Collins, President & CEO

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