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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" Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SIUE Morris Univ. Center,

Board Room

4-5:30 pm
"Starting a Small Business in Illinois" Wednesday, August 23 2017

Building D, Room 2002,

East St. Louis Campus

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois"
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SIUE Morris Univ. Center,

Board Room

"Starting a Small Business in Illinois" Wednesday, October , 2017

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

Is WBE Certification Right for You?

presented by the IL WBDC

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sweet Katie Bee’s
212 E. State St.
O’Fallon, IL 62269
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Budget Strategy for your Business'

3-5 Year Growth Plan-Presented by Susan Young, CPA -YCG Accounting

Friday, July 21, 2017.
Reliance Bank
1254 University Dr # 100, Edwardsville, IL 
3:30 pm-5pm

What a Virtual Assistant Can Do for Your Business

Presented by  Lorie Nelson, Signature Virtual Assistance

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Pinot's Pallette
 (near Bella Milano's)
 1063 South St. Route. 157, Unit 11
Edwardsville, IL
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Networking for Your Small Business

Presented by Bryan Buesking, Director of Sales and Marketing of Alliance Technologies

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Carrollton Bank
1575 N Green Mt Rd, O'Fallon, IL
8:30 am-9:30 am

The One Question that Could Save Your Business

Presented by Marcel Brown, founder of Marcel Brown Technology Services

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Chava’s Mexican Restaurant
214 E. Vandalia Street
Edwardsville, IL 
11:30 am- 1pm 

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