April 05, 2018

SIU hosting ‘Starting a Business in Illinois’ workshop on April 13

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — If you’ve ever considered starting your own business, or hope to expand an existing business, now is the time to explore the possibilities by attending an informational workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The “Starting a Business in Illinois” workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on April 13 in Room 150 at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Drive in Carbondale.

$20 covers presentation, question and answer, and toolkit

The two-hour presentation features all of the most current information about what it takes to create a successful business or expand an existing company.

Topics include:

  • Start-up requirements.
  • Securing financing.
  • Legal structure.
  • Business planning.
  • Licensing.
  • Registration.
  • Marketing.

A question and answer session will also take place and workshop participants will connect with certified business counselors who can assist them in assessing their plans and reaching their goals.

The cost of the workshop is $20, which includes a business toolkit, in both print and electronic formats. The kit includes a variety of checklists and guides along with resource booklets from both the Illinois Small Business Development Center statewide network and the Small Business Administration, and other helpful information.

Sign up now

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. To participate, register by calling 618/536-2424 or emailing sbdc@siu.edu. You can also register or find additional information online.

Small Business Development Center offers a variety of programs for business owners

SIU Carbondale hosts the Illinois Small Business Development Center with funding provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Learn more about SIU’s entrepreneurship and business development programs and the many services offered by contacting the Illinois Small Business Development Center at 618/536-2424 or by email at sbdc@siu.edu.