Chicago small businesses are partnering with their local Capital One Café to pursue their ideas and goals. See what’s happening at a café near you.

Meet local businesses who moved their businesses forward with our resources, partnerships,
and pop-up experiences at our café. Learn how we can partner with you.

Steven Dyme &
Joseph Dickstein
Flowers for Dreams

Flowers for Dreams began when co-founders, Steven Dyme and Joseph Dickstein, sold fresh flowers to families during high school graduation season. What started as a summer hobby (and pocket money for pizza) has now bloomed into a full-time flower design and delivery service – complete with a traveling flower truck and a range of community workshops at their Chicago’s West Loop flower shop. See MoreSee Less

Since 2012, every locally crafted Flowers for Dreams bouquet has benefitted a local charity, donating nearly $195,000 to community organizations such as Chicago’s Women’s Health Center and Accion Chicago. Flowers for Dreams will partner with Capital One by providing social media marketing advice to business owners during one of our Small Talk Thursday events and will participate in a pop up in Capital One Lincoln Park cafe.

Ryan Jones
Gotta B Crepes

Gotta B Crepes is a family-run business leveraging locally sourced ingredients to bring an artisan approach to Chicago’s culinary industry. The company focuses on creating unique experiences and instills a sense of joy by crafting novel creations for customers. Gotta B Crepes’ longstanding relationship with the Capital One Café resulted in building a catering business that now serves many Fortune 500 companies throughout the city.

Accion
Chicago

Accion is a nonprofit that helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. They provide customized capital solutions and one-on-one coaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. See MoreSee Less

Capital One has been a long-time partner of Accion, and most recently, in 2015, Capital One funded the Fast Track program that provided 26 Accion clients across the nation access to the knowledge, experts, and community necessary to achieve business growth and success.

Network and learn from small business influencers
at our Small Talk Thursday events.

What Small Businesses Should Consider When Choosing Office Space

Join Bobby Goodman, Co-Founder of Truss.

Learn the top 5 things small businesses should consider when looking for office space.

Thurs, June 1, 2017, 6pm-8pm Lincoln Park Café

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Social Media Marketing is Neither Difficult or Expensive. Here’s How To Do It.

Join Steven Dyme, Founder & CEO of Flowers for Dreams, and Nate Christenson, ‎Client Partner at Facebook.

Learn how you can boost your business’ bottom line by leveraging the social media platform to promote your business.

Thurs, June 8, 2017, 6pm-8pm Lincoln Park Café

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How to Grow Your Business from A Pop-Up to Multiple Storefronts

Join Jason Caref, Owner of Clark Street Sports.

Get best practices and lessons learned for small businesses who are looking to one day expand into multiple storefronts. Event attendees who RSVP online will receive licensed merchandise of your local Chicago sports teams. Limit one per person. Must be 18 or older.

Thurs, June 15, 2017, 6pm-8pm Lincoln Park Café

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Driving Growth in a Mobile-First World

Join Diana Carreno, Account Manager at Google.

Uncover ways small businesses can adopt various mobile technologies to effectively reach new customers and drive business growth.

Thurs, June 22, 2017, 6pm-8pm Lincoln Park Café

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Finding Business Success: Keys to Growing Your Business

Join Bill Rancic, Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur.

Bill will share his best practices for small business success, and the lessons he has learned along the way from the pancake business he started with his grandmother at age 10 to his current ventures as small business spokesman, restaurant owner and real estate developer.


After the talk, Bill will also be signing his book "Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Starting Small to Make It Big."

Thurs, June 29, 2017, 6pm-8pm Lincoln Park Café

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Lincoln Park Cafe

1538 N Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60610

Come join us at the Capital One Café in Lincoln Park. It’s an inviting, comfortable place where you can get some banking done, enjoy tasty Peet's® beverages and local snacks or just hang out with some on-the-house Wi-Fi.

(312) 279-8060
Mon - Sat: 8am - 8pm
Sun: 9am - 7pm

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Set your business up for success.

Spark® Business Checking

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Spark® Business Savings

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Spark Pay®

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Spark 401kSM

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Spark® Credit Cards

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Leverage our partnerships to achieve more.

Kiva

Kiva.org is the world’s first and largest crowdfunding platform for social good with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, Kiva and their growing global community of 1.6 million lenders have crowdfunded more than $950 million in microloans to 2.4 million entrepre- See MoreSee Less

neurs in 82 countries. Since 2013, Capital One has fueled more than $1.4 million in no-interest loan support to 950 Kiva borrowers, across 43 states.

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Grameen America

Grameen America and Capital One are longstanding partners committed to empowering low-income women entrepreneurs in building small businesses to create better lives for their families by offering microloans, training and support. Since 2009, Capital One has provided nearly $3.2 million in low-
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interest loans to help grow Grameen America’s lending abilities enabling technology adoption for female business owners, financial education and operating support, as well as to connect more than 14,100 first-time members with essential loan capital.

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Gusto

By making complicated, impersonal business tasks simple and personal, Gusto is reimagining HR, payroll, and benefits for over 40,000 companies nationwide. Gusto integrates with Spark Business' ecosystem to streamline small business owners’ HR management processes eliminating the need for See MoreSee Less

paperwork and manual data entry when managing their business.

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Bill.com

Bill.com is a cloud-based payments platform that's changing the way businesses pay and get paid. The company reduces the amount of time spent on bill pay and enables business owners to get paid up to 3x faster. Through Capital One's partnership with Bill.com, Spark Business customers See MoreSee Less

have access to free online bill pay and seamless electronic invoicing from their desktop or mobile device.

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