TRAINING & EVENTS

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
the Starved Rock Country Alliance

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Alliance SBDC educational and community events are great opportunities to build your network, connect to one another, expand your knowledge, spark ideas, and create collaborative possibilities.
 

All small business professionals and budding entrepreneurs are encouraged to get involved!

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October 2020
 

How to Start your Business in Illinois:
Interested in Starting a business, but have questions? Join us for the Starting a Business in Illinois workshop where we go over the basics of starting a business, legal structures, licenses & permits, financing, and more.

Date: October 6th

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: IVCC - 321 Main Street, Ottawa, IL 
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33130

Web Building with Wix - Working Sessions:

Building a Wix website or storefront and need some advise or walkthrough help? We got you. Our Wix Subject Matter Expert is available to help you get started and answer your questions along the way.

Date: October 15th

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33314

Creating an Effective Business Plan:
Having a business planning process is a necessity for your business, whether you are building an internal road map for your business concept or you need to write one because you are looking for funding. This workshop covers all aspects of creating a business plan and emphasizes the importance of setting measurable strategies and tactics. Topics include defining your business, outlining business plan components, researching your competition, developing operating and marketing plans, and discussing the importance of financial statements. Attendees will have ample opportunity for discussion and questions. 1-on-1 advising is available after the event.

Date: October 13th

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: IVCC - 321 Main Street, Ottawa, IL 
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33131

Let's Talk eCommerce: 
Whether expanding your retail operation or launching a new offering, eCommerce is opening many opportunities for businesses to thrive. We will cover eCommerce as a whole and then do a deep dive in setting up an eCommerce store on the simplest of platforms.

Date: October 14th

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33298

Web Building with Wix - Working Sessions:

Building a Wix website or storefront and need some advise or walkthrough help? We got you. Our Wix Subject Matter Expert is available to help you get started and answer your questions along the way.

Date: October 15th

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33170

Grant Prep - GATA Pre-Award & NOFO Preparation Sessions: 
IMPORTANT! When grants are released we want you to be prepared! Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Pre-Award prep sessions will help you prepare to so you can immediately take action on Notice Of Funding Opportunities.

Date: October 15th

Time: 2pm - 3pm
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33094

Funding Your Business:

This workshop discusses four funding roadmaps that your business could use to gather the capital needed to launch your business idea. Adding their perspectives will be area lenders, investors, and capital fund managers. Ample time will be given for questions and discussion.

Date: October 20th

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: IVCC - 321 Main Street, Ottawa, IL 
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33132

Web Building with Wix - Working Sessions:

Building a Wix website or storefront and need some advise or walkthrough help? We got you. Our Wix Subject Matter Expert is available to help you get started and answer your questions along the way.

Date: October 15th

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33316

Marketing Your Business:

Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations are vital components to any successful business, and this workshop will teach you how to build a successful plan to complement each discipline, resulting in significant growth for your business. You will learn how to develop a brand to define your company and separate yourself from your competition. Attendees will have ample opportunity for discussion and questions. 1-on-1 advising is available after the event.

Date: October 27th

Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: IVCC - 321 Main Street, Ottawa, IL 
Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33133

NEW!! Protecting Confidential Information: How can you protect the data that your business accumulates? Information about employees, clients, financial data, and intellectual property all need to be protected... especially as eCommerce gets involved. The goal of this training is to heighten your business' awareness of protocols that secure the basic protection of confidential information. 

Date: 10/27/20
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

Register Herehttps://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33095 

Web Building with Wix - Working Sessions:

Building a Wix website or storefront and need some advise or walkthrough help? We got you. Our Wix Subject Matter Expert is available to help you get started and answer your questions along the way.

Date: October 29th

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Register Here: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/33317

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