Quad Communities Development Corporation

Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) promotes and celebrates commerce in Bronzeville by support, attracting and partnering with the local business community to grow and strengthen our eco-system. QCDC host business educational, networking and resource events, area-wide marketing campaigns, and provides one-on-one specialized support.

About

QCDC is a Chicago based not for profit with a mission to improve the quality of life for all residences in the Bronzeville communities of North Kenwood, Oakland, Douglas, and Grand Boulevard.  

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
Primary ContactRhonda McFarland
Address4210 South Berkeley Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653-3012
Phone(773) 268-7232
Websitewww.qcdc.org