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Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE

Workshops and Seminars

Starting a Small Business in Illinois Workshops

This is an introductory course on opening a small, for-profit, business in Illinois, which will include resources available through the SBDC.  

Pre-registration is required for the workshop.  You may register and pay online, here.

Workshop Date Location Time

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SIUE Morris University Center

1 Hairpin Drive,
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Second Floor - Board Room

35 p.m.

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Thursday, August 16, 2018

East St. Louis Higher Education Campus

601 James R. Thompson Blvd. 
East St. Louis, IL 62204
Building D, Room 2002

35 p.m.

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SIUE Morris University Center

1 Hairpin Drive,
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Second Floor - Board Room

35 p.m.

"Starting a Business in Illinois" workshops are subject to class size limits, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  All participants are asked to pay a one-time, $10 registration fee to cover administrative costs.

To register and pay, please go here, then select Small Business Development Center and the event you want to attend. We will be sending a reminder in advance to remind you of the workshop.

For more information or to register, contact:

Marti Guntren
Business Specialist
(618) 650-2929   


Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location Time

Small Business Accounting Workshop: Budgets and Scorecards

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

City of Collinsville - Council Chambers

125 S. Center St.
Colllinsville, IL. 62234

11 a.m.
-1 p.m.

SBDC Day in Granite City

Featuring an exclusive workshop by Madison County Workforce Development

Hosted by First Bank and Chamber of SW Madison County 

July 26, 2018

Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County

3600 Nameoki Rd # 202
Granite City, IL 62040 

Open House:

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
& 1-2 p.m 

Workshop:  12-1 p.m.

Boost your Business with Facebook 

Registration Fee: $40

Friday, August 17

SIUE - Alumni Hall

  Computer Lab, Room 1201

9 a.m. -12 p.m.

SBDC Day in Godfrey

       Featuring an exclusive workshop,           Generational Differences" by Marc Voegele,      Express Employment Professionals

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Riverbend Growth Association

   6722 Godfrey Rd.   Godfrey, IL 62035

10 a.m.-
2 p.m.

Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship (ADME)
Business Workshop 

August 29, 2018

Fairmont City Library  4444 Collinsville Rd.  Fairmont City, IL 62201

3-6 p.m.

                  Making Sense of the New Tax Law                  Presented by Josh Snyder,  Anders CPA

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Glen Carbon Library 198 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

11:30 am-1pm

                                                                                             InnovateHER Competition
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