Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome Future Founders 2009!

The Incubator was visited by Future Founders on June 18th, a program launched by the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center in 2005 to give motivated high school students the opportunity to learn about and experience entrepreneurship in the Chicago-land community.

At the Incubator, the students were given the opportunity to ask the DIR, who have first hand knowledge of owning their own businesses, questions about how to get started, problems they have faced, and pointers on how to overcome these obstacles.

What a great opportunity to learn from each other! 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Training, Training, Training!

The DIR attended a workshop taught by the ever generous, Kathy Chrucky, about creating Technical Specification Packages.  These skills will become extremely useful when they start the production of their garments and will communicate to the manufacturer the sizes, measurments, grading specs, trims, and labeling instructions.

Always ready to learn here at the CFI!