Illinois Small Business Development Center Online
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This series of four classes will identify the steps to take to start your business on a firm foundation. These classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Series Cost: $175 (a $225 value!)
Are You Ready?
Are you ready to start your own business? Before you take the leap, review the advantages and disadvantages of business ownership.
Starting Your Business In Illinois
Starting a business in Illinois isn’t as simple as pressing a button. There are laws, regulations and reports a company must abide by and
produce. Don’t be sorry, be safe. Learn what is required to start a business in Illinois.
Build Your Business Team
An entrepreneur’s success is often dependent on the professional team that supports the small business; the lawyer, accountant,
banker, insurance agent, and SBDC advisor.
Business Plans Made Easy
Do you need a business plan and do not know where to start? Every business needs a way to stay focused. By the end of this course,
you will have your own personal business plan that can be your roadmap to success.
This series of four classes works together to provide a plan that will take your business to the next level of success. These classes can be taken individually or as a series.
Series Cost: $200 (a $240 value!)
Strategic Planning For Small Business
Strategic Planning introduces processes that focus on the four strategic areas common to all small businesses:
Operations, Marketing, Finance, and People.
Cash Flow - Lifeblood of Your Business
Cash is often referred to as the lifeblood that enables a business to survive and prosper. The inflow and outflow of cash needs careful
monitoring and management if a business is to stay healthy. Cash is king!
Marketing for Success
Marketing your product or service can seem overwhelming with the many choices available to you. What will work for you varies over
time and is based on an ever changing landscape which involves technology, economics, demographics, and other diverse internal
and external factors.
Maximize Your Relationships
It does not always require money to increase production levels and promote higher sales. Building successful relationships with
employees, vendors, and customers is vital to the success of an organization.