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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" Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Building D, Room 2002,

East St. Louis Campus


"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 

SIUE Morris Univ. Center, International Room


"Starting a Small Business in Illinois" 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

SWIC Red Bud Campus

Room 123


"Starting a Business in Illinois"

Monday, March 21, 2016

Building D, Room 2002,

East St. Louis Campus


"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

SBDC Day in Fairview Heights

Featuring a 1 Hour "Starting

Small Business in Illinois" Workshop


 Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fairview Heights City Hall

10025 Bunkum Rd

Fairview Heights, IL 


 SBDC Day in Troy

featuring a 1 hour "Business Financing" workshop 12-1pm

Friday, February 5, 2016

Troy Municipal Building

116 E. Market St.

Troy, IL 


 SBDC Day in Columbia

featuring a 1 hour workshop (Topic to be determined) 12-1pm

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Columbia City Hall 

208 S. Rapp  Ave.

Columbia, IL


SBDC Day in Carrollton

featuring a 1 hour workshop (Topic to be determined) 12-1pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Green County Economic Development Group Office (GCEDG)

315 5th St

Carrollton, IL


For more information or to register, contact:

Jo Ann Di Maggio May

Small Business Specialist

(618) 650-2929

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