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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, 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 Collinsville Friday, August 28, 2015

Collinsville City Hall

125 S. Center St. Collinsville, IL 62234

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: Jane Bagent

Office Support Specialist


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: Jane Bagent

Office Support Specialist

(618) 650-2929/


SBDC Day in Columbia

Thursday, October 1, 2015    

Columbia City Hall

208 S. Rapp Ave. Columbia, IL 62236

Contact:   Jane Bagent

Office Support Specialist

(618) 650-2929/

SBDC Day in Mascoutah  Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mascoutah Visitors' Center

200 E. Main St. Mascoutah, IL 62258

Contact:  Jane Bagent

Office Support Specialist

(618) 650-2929/

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