TRAINING & EVENTS

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

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Illinois SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance 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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August 2022

Powered for Growth - 4 Day Series

Via Federal CARES ACT funding, the IL SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance is excited to be able to offer the GrowthWheel Masterclass. This 4 Day GrowthWheel class meets in person on Monday-Thursday from Aug. 22-25, 2022.

 

Topics covered will be:

  • Monday: Business Concepts

  • Tuesday: Organization

  • Wednesday: Operations

  • Thursday: Customer Relations

 

GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox and online platform used by business advisors, incubators, and entrepreneurship educators to help businesses make decisions and take action. GrowthWheel helps startup and growth companies build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process — one that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work. We are excited to be able to bring this program AT NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS to the Starved Rock Country Alliance through leveraging Federal CARES ACT funding. Target audience: This workshop is for entrepreneurs and growth companies seeking to make strategic and organized decisions and actions in pursuit of their business idea. It is suitable training for all business life stages across all industries.

 

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.

 

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.

September 2022

Powered for Growth - 4 Day Series

Via Federal CARES ACT funding, the IL SBDC at the Starved Rock Country Alliance is excited to be able to offer the GrowthWheel Masterclass. This 4 Day GrowthWheel class meets in person on Monday-Thursday from Sept. 26-29, 2022.

 

Topics covered will be:

  • Monday: Business Concepts

  • Tuesday: Organization

  • Wednesday: Operations

  • Thursday: Customer Relations

 

GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox and online platform used by business advisors, incubators, and entrepreneurship educators to help businesses make decisions and take action. GrowthWheel helps startup and growth companies build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process — one that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work. We are excited to be able to bring this program AT NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS to the Starved Rock Country Alliance through leveraging Federal CARES ACT funding. Target audience: This workshop is for entrepreneurs and growth companies seeking to make strategic and organized decisions and actions in pursuit of their business idea. It is suitable training for all business life stages across all industries.

 

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.

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.