Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE


Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE

News and Announcements

School of Business
SBDC Home

Pinot's Pallette

August 04, 2017

Metro East SBDC at SIUE Salutes Pinot’s Palette for One-Year Anniversary

August 4, 2017, 8:40 AM

Jane Seymour, owner of Pinot’s Palette in Edwardsville.When most people retire, they usually look forward to relaxing and not working. For retired Roxana High School art teacher and Pinot’s Palette owner Jane Seymour, she wanted to stay active by opening her own business. Pinot’s Palette was the perfect way for Seymour to bring her love of art to the community in an entertainment venue. Pinot’s Palette is cel...

Read more...

.........................................................

Bridal Parlour

July 31, 2017

Entrepreneur Opens Bridal Parlour in Shiloh with Assistance from Metro East SBDC at SIUE

July 31, 2017, 12:55 PM

Heather Craft, Bridal Parlour owner

Heather Craft is a perfect example of an entrepreneur who has turned her passion into a business. With the opening of her Shiloh bridal boutique, Bridal Parlour, this week, she is eager to help brides find the perfect dress for their special day. The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has assisted...

Read more...

.........................................................

Virtual Assistance Workshop coming July 27th

July 21, 2017

Metro East SBDC at SIUE and Signature Virtual Assistance Collaborate for Workshop

July 18, 2017, 8:30 AM

Lorie Nelson

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is teaming withSignature Virtual Assistance (SVA) to explain how a virtual assistant can help small businesses run efficiently and grow. 

A 60-minute workshop will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 1063 S. State ...

Read more...

.........................................................

Just Produce Farmers Market

March 10, 2017

Just Produce Opens First Illinois Location, Thanks to SBDC

March 10, 2017, 1:45 PM

just-produce

Twenty years of working in the produce industry duly prepared Belleville resident Darnell Lee for the March 9 grand opening of his company Just Produce’s second regional location, this one in the Metro East.

Thanks to one-on-one business counseling and expertise provided by the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lee is seeing phase t...

Read more...

.........................................................

Divine Immanence LLC

February 14, 2017

SIUE Alum Launches Beauty Supply Biz in Maryville with SBDC Expertise

14 February 2017, 9:20 AM

green-breon

After six years of planning and fine-tuning her business strategy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Breon Green has opened the doors on her new beauty supply business, Divine Immanence LLC, in Maryville.

A 2010 SIUE School of Business graduate in business, economics and finance, and a 2014 Webster University MBA graduate, Green’s long-term goal has been to own a bus...

Read more...

.........................................................

Metro East Therapy

February 06, 2017

Speech Language Pathologist Launches Practice with Connections from SBDC

February 6, 2017, 1:20 PM

block-maggie

After focusing on early intervention with students in the city of St. Louis, speech pathologist Maggie Block is now providing individualized therapy for Edwardsville-area clients through her practice, Metro East Therapy Inc.

Block’s practice analyzes, investigates, addresses, treats and helps to prevent an array of disorders related to speech. These disorders exist anywhere wi...

Read more...

.........................................................

One Legacy: The Family Historian

January 26, 2017

SIUE SBDC Helps Local Entrepreneur Launch Publication Dedicated to Preserving Life Stories

26 January 2017, 9:10 AM

OneLegacy

Bringing people together to share their life stories is what entrepreneur Mike Stith, founder of One Legacy LLC, has been doing for two years. With the help of the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Stith launches phase two of One Legacy’s mission: The Family Historian, in February. Th...

Read more...

.........................................................

Rainbow Station Preschool and Daycare

December 22, 2016

Metro East SBDC at SIUE Helps Existing Daycare Business Expand

22 December 2016, 9:28 AM

LaDonnaTunstall

Rainbow Station Preschool & Daycare in Belleville is an ideal example of an existing business that tapped into the complimentary expertise available at the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

In August 2016, owner LaDonna Tunstall approached the SBDC for expertise in how to expand her business and to locate a larger space. She ...

Read more...

.........................................................

Built by Battle

December 06, 2016

SIUE SBDC Aids New Clothing and Branding Firm Built By Battle

6 December 2016, 9:55 AM

smith-danny

Like many individuals, Danny Smith has faced his share of battles and has struggled with ways of overcoming them. Thanks to expertise from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, Smith has founded a clothing and brand company, Built By Battle, to inspire others to tackle their battles and succeed.

 “We all have battles in our lives,” Smith said. “It&#8...

Read more...

.........................................................

Active Group Solutions Inc.

November 21, 2016

SBDC Expertise Helps Alum Launch Enrollment/Retention Marketing Biz

21 November 2016, 9:36 AM

SIUE MBA graduate Chris Arceneaux got the idea for his business, Active Group Solutions, Inc., while working as an admissions counselor at SIUE.

Who better to launch a company equipping universities with targeted outreach to current and prospective students than a recent Southern Illinois University Edwardsville MBA graduate?

Chris Arceneaux’s company, Active Group Solutions Inc. (AGS), assists universities in their communication strategies for reaching, recruiting and retaining students. Personalizing the messaging that stu...

Read more...

.........................................................

The HollyHock House

November 13, 2016

Metro East SBDC’s Expertise Guides Fashion Boutique Opening in O’Fallon

13 November 2016, 1:25 PM

Holly Howard

Fashion and personal style have woven their way throughout Holly Howard’s work experiences from her college years and beyond. Howard’s affinity for creative expression through clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts and home goods has inspired her to open a women’s boutique in downtown O’Fallon.

A graduate of Murray (Ky.) State University, Howard work...

Read more...

.........................................................

Central Illinois Care Systems

October 26, 2016

Metro East SBDC Helps Partners Acquire Home Care Services Agency

26 October 2016, 7:45 AM

boyd-stassi

Wood River native Jeff Stassi and his business partner Steve Boyd are combining their extensive nonprofit, healthcare and emergency relief agency experience in acquiring, operating and expanding a non-medical home care business – Central Illinois Care Services (CICS) – to serve clients across Central and Southern Illinois. The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SB...

Read more...

.........................................................

Yellow Dog Cafe' and Bar

October 20, 2016

SBDC Supports New Owner of Historic 1800s Bar

20 October 2016, 1:50 PM

yellow dog owners

The Yellow Dog Café & Bar will maintain its historic presence in downtown Worden, under the direction of its new owner Nikki Schreiber-Settles. A former bartender and server at the bar, Schreiber-Settles bought the business from her best friend after working at the establishment for eight years.

With expertise and support from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Ill...

Read more...

.........................................................

Taqueria Z

October 17, 2016

Casual Mexican Eatery Preps for Spicy Opening, Thanks to Metro East SBDC

17 October 2016, 11:05 AM

taqueria-zanager

Armed with expertise and one-on-one professional connections from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, an independently owned local restaurant will soon be opening its doors and its patio to downtown Edwardsville diners.

Taqueria Z is a locally owned and operated eatery featuring freshly-squeezed margaritas and quick, simple, bold cuisine straight from th...

Read more...

.........................................................

Warm n Cozy Quilting

September 22, 2016

SBDC Celebrates with Columbia Quilters on First Anniversary

22 September 2016, 8:05 AM

Cyvas-Chitty

A mother-daughter business in Columbia, Ill., is celebrating its first anniversary, thanks to its owners’ hard work and the expertise they received from the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center.

Warm N Cozy Quilting, located at 235 North Main St. in Columbia, fills a unique niche in the world of quilting. Co-owners Debbie Chitty and her daughter, Danielle Cyvas, specialize in ...

Read more...

.........................................................

Madewell

May 25, 2016

Home Inspection Business Launches with Help from SBDC

25 May 2016, 1:15 PM

Bob Madewell, owner of Madewell Inspections

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Small Business Development Center client Bob Madewell will cut the ribbon and publicly launch his new business Madewell Inspections on Wednesday, June 1. The entrepreneur will give credit to his grandfather for instilling in him the skills and strong work ethic to be successful.

Madewell, of Rosewood Heights, says his grandpa Dean and uncle Tom, both of whom served in...

Read more...

.........................................................
facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff googleplusoff tumblroff socialoff