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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.  The workshop is required to become a client and begin the free, one-on-one counseling sessions with a trained SBDC consultant. 

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

Workshop Date Location Time
"Starting a Business in Illinois"

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Building D, Room 2002,

East St. Louis Campus

"Starting a Business in Illinois"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SWIC Belleville Campus

LAC 2311/13

"Starting a Business in Illinois" Tuesday, September 22, 2015

MUC, International Room

SIUE Campus

"Starting a Business in Illinois" Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Building D, Room 2002,

East St. Louis Campus


"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 

SIUE Morris Univ. Center, International Room


"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.


Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location Time

SBDC Day in Highland

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Highland City Hall

1115 Broadway Highland, IL 62220

Contact: Lisa Peck
Community and Economic Development Director 
SBDC Day in Collinsville Friday, August 28, 2015

Location TBD

Contact: Collinsville Chamber of Commerce



SBDC Day in Jerseyville


Wednesday, September 2, 2015  

Jersey County Business Association Office

209 N State Street  Jerseyville IL 62052

Contact: Beth Steckel

 Administrative Assistant


SBDC Day in East St. Louis Tuesday,September 29, 2015

East St. Louis City Hall

301 River Park Dr. East. St. Louis, IL 62201

Contact:Jacqueline Riley-Gilliam
Project Coordinator
(618) 482-6722/

SBDC Day in Columbia

Thursday, October 1, 2015    

Columbia City Hall

208 S. Rapp Ave. Columbia, IL 62236

Contact:   Administrative Assistants

Jackie Hausmann

618-281-7144 ext.106/   or

Nancy Long

618-281-7144 ext.134/ 

SBDC Day in Mascoutah  Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mascoutah Visitors' Center

200 E. Main St. Mascoutah, IL 62258

Contact: Lisa Koerkenmeier, AICP

Assistant City Manager

(618) 566-2964, ext. 122/

For more information or to register:
Call: 618-650-2929
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