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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.  

"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.

Pre-registration is required for the workshop. See link below under the event to register and pay. To register and pay, please use the links provided under the events. We will be sending a reminder in advance to remind you of the workshop.

Registration & Pay Instructions For Seminar & Events: This is a critical step in registering, follow the instructions below.

  • New SBDC clients/participants: Use the "Sign Up" button and after logging in, click the “Pay Now” button. 

  • Existing SBDC clients: Use the log-in (Neoserra email and password required) and after you log in, click the “Pay Now” button.
Workshop Date Location

Starting a Small Business in Illinois

Workshop with Q & A 

Register & Pay: $10



Southwestern Illinois College

LAC 2311/2313

 2500 Carlyle Avenue,

Belleville, IL 62221

2-4 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for the online workshop. Please go to our eCenter and register with our office, here.

All those who attend the online workshop will have to schedule a required no cost, one-on-one counseling session with one of our Business Specialist for further assistance. 

Workshop Web Address

Online Starting a Small Business in Illinois Workshop

Register with our office: Here

Video & Materials to follow once registered: Here

For more information or to register contact:

Marti Guntren
Business Specialist
(618) 650-2929   

Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location/Time

Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan Livestream Workshop 

Register & Pay $5:

Wednesday October 16, 2019


SIUE Morris University Center Second Floor Board Room

60 Hairpin Drive

Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025

11-12:15 p.m.

Minimum Wage Update for Small Businesses

Register & Pay $15:

Friday, October 18, 2019

Collinsville City Hall

125 S. Center St.

Collinsville, IL, 62234

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

How to Get a Loan Workshop

Register & Pay $10:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Granite City Public Library

2001 Delmar Ave,

Granite City, IL 62040

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cash Management Basics for Entrepreneurs

Register & Pay $10:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

East St. Louis Library

5300 State Street,

East St. Louis IL 62203

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Hillsboro Business Forum

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Black Rabbit Coffee Company

313 S. Main Street,

Hillsboro IL 62049

6 p.m.

Comenzando un Pequeño

Negocio en Illinois Semina


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fairmont City Library

4444 Collinsville Road,

Fairmont City IL 62201

4- 6 p.m.

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