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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 Time

Starting a Small Business in Illinois Workshop at SWIC with Q & A 

Register & Pay $10:

Friday, May 3, 2019

SWIC Belleville Campus

2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL 62221

LAC 2311/2313

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 Specialists. 

Workshop Web Address

Online Starting a Small Business in Illinois Workshop

Register with our office: Here

Video & Materials: Here

For more information or to register contact:

Marti Guntren
Business Specialist
(618) 650-2929   

Other Workshops

Workshop Date Location/Time

SBDC Day - Mascoutah

Open House - Call to Schedule Appointment

Exclusive Workshop: Workforce Development
Presented by: Robin Kralman, St. Clair County Workforce Development

Register for Workshop: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mascoutah Public Library

3 W Church St.
Mascoutah, IL 62258

Open House: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Exclusive Workshop: 12-1 p.m.

4th Annual Small Business Day

Register and Pay $15 (Includes Breakfast and Lunch Buffet):

Tuesday, May 7th


123 St. Eugene Drive,
Belleville, IL 62223

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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