Shelby Parchman

Shelby Parchman is a seasoned entrepreneur who, with a long track record of establishing and growing new businesses, has parlayed this experience into a career focused on assisting start-up and existing business ventures. Whether as an entrepreneur or as a consultant, he has made significant contributions to the development and growth of start-up ventures and established businesses through funding and strategic growth strategies and has assisted numerous organizations obtain funding through loans, equity, grants, and other financing strategies. Shelby is a serial entrepreneur who has started many successful small business including BHK Laboratories, Inc. and the Functional Beverage Group, Inc. Shelby has taught many entrepreneurs how to start and grow small business and has been a featured speaker at workshops sponsored by the City Treasurer’s Office and City of Chicago Office of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. Just recently his work was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation Section – “Six ways to make sure you don't tank your business plan.” Currently Shelby is the Director of Programs at Sunshine Enterprises where he develops and oversees programming to assist Chicago area entrepreneurs in achieving their goals of business ownership and financial independence.

Formal Education

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Finance for Executives Certificate

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL – M.S. Chemistry

University of IL, Chicago, IL – B.S. Biology and B.S. Chemistry


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