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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 Small Business in Illinois" Thursday, October 20th

SIUE Morris Univ. Center,

International Room

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois" Tuesday, November 15th

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.

For more information or to register, contact:

Jo Ann Di Maggio May
Interim Director
(618) 650-2929


Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location Time

 Growing your Small Business  Round Table

Wednesday, November 9th 

 East St. Louis Higher Education Campus, Building B-Room 2074

601 James R. Thompson Blvd

East St. Louis, IL.


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