An entrepreneur is a person who has possession of an enterprise, or venture, and assumes significant accountability for the inherent risks and the outcome. It is an ambitious leader who combines land, labor, and capital to create and market new goods or services. The Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce applauds our entrepreneurs and their spirit to succeed.
With this in mind, the Catalyst newspaper was created with its first issue focusing on the emerging entrepreneur (June 2009 issue). To make a significant step from employee to self-employer is marked and the Chamber offers resources and assistance.
Small Business Advisory Council
The Chamber’s six member council serves as the voice of small business and includes seasoned professionals who serve as mentors to early-stage businesses and develop programs of value to the business community. As a Chamber member, our Small Business Advisory Council has met with many new business owners as well as existing owners to provide input and audit of their business plans, marketing, insurance and legal needs.
The Small Business Center of the Aurora Regional Chamber
To serve the diverse needs of small businesses, the Chamber offers valuable resource tools such as our Small Business Center, which serves as an information resource for new and expanding businesses. The center offers:
- Access to the Chamber’s full membership including all benefit programs, website listing, the Catalyst advertising and more.
- Opportunities for social and business networking
- Step-by-step assistance for targeted business-to-business market research
- Referrals to various networking opportunities for proven business leads
- One-on-one counseling for start-up businesses and business expansion
- Recommendations for a comprehensive business-growth strategy
- Professional and confidential business plan review