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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Illinois Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Back to all listings As part of the Illinois Minority Business Development Agency Business Center the Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Executive Director of the IL MBDA to provide services to high-growth MBEs with $500,000 and greater annual revenues by performing daily operational administrative duties. Responsibilities: Schedules meetings with clients and answers phone calls professionally and promptly. Assists the MBDA Business Center Marketing Team in promoting the Illinois MBDA Business Center programs and services within the prescribed service area. Answers phone calls and directs people on how to become clients Manages the IL MBDA email inbox and events calendar. Manages calendars for the Project Director and President. Conducts intake of new clients to ensure forms are signed and clients are directed to the next step, per our processes Keeps the website updated with images, photos and posts about upcoming...
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Executive Director

Executive Director Illinois Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Back to all listings The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of Strategic Exceptions business development programs including management of the Illinois MBDA Business Center and oversight of special programs.  The Executive Director provides business counseling and training for entrepreneurs, including those that are socially and economically disadvantaged throughout the state of Illinois and upon request from out-of-state minority business enterprises. Responsibilities: Serves as Executive Director of the Illinois MBDA Business Center including all award management and reporting responsibilities to MBDA. Oversees one-on-one and group client counseling, including business planning, finance, sales, and marketing strategies to assist clients with sustaining business growth, and conduct client follow-ups. Provides support as needed. Work with our Events Coordinator to plan and deliver existing and new workshops and training for business clients at all community and partner locations. Tracks client satisfaction results and economic impact....
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Business Development Specialist

Business Development Specialist Illinois Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Back to all listings The main function of the Illinois MBDA Business Center Business Development Specialist is to identify, evaluate and design plans that help our clients grow as well as develop new products, services and lines of businesses to increase and sustain that growth. Growing, building and increasing the capabilities of an organization is integral to a successful business strategy, and the business development specialist tracks and monitors the revenue stream for individual products and services and identifies strategies and tactics for growth, including marketing and sales approaches. The business development specialist also identifies potential new lines of business based on market trends and competitor analysis and develops the business case to support moving into a new product, service or line of business. On a broader scale, the business development specialist also may be involved in merger, acquisition and...
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