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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.  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"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SIUE Morris Univ. Center, Board Room


"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Friday, October 13, 2017

SWIC Belleville Campus, LAC 2311/2313

3:00-4:30 pm

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SIUE East St. Louis Building D, Room 2002


"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SIUE Morris Univ. Center, Board 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.

For more information or to register, contact:

Jo Ann Di Maggio May
(618) 650-2929


Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location Time

Veteran's Road Show

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 
SWIC Belleville Campus, LAC 2311/2313

Personal Accountability Workshop Presented by Tracy Bianco, Bright Side Training Solutions

Thursday, October 5, 2017 
Uncle Nick's Deli
3030 Frank Scott Parkway
Belleville, IL
11:30 am-1pm

B2B Lead Generation Online Presented by John Bracamontes, Acumen Studio 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
216 E A St.
Belleville, IL
Government Contracting Workshop Presented by Theresa Ebeler Friday, November 3, 2017
Columbia City Hall
208 South Rapp Avenue
Columbia, IL
11:30am– 12:30pm

Upgrading Your Networking Series Presented by Wendy L. Symer

Tuesdays: November 7,
14,21 & 28, 2017

Morris University at SIUE Illinois/Mississippi Room


4:00-5:30 pm
Learn About Credit Card Processing Presented by Lisa York

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Taqueria Z
109 East Park Street
Edwardsville, IL

11:30am– 12:30pm

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