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Effective Aug. 15, 2014, the Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center at Eastern Illinois University was established as the new interdisciplinary home for entrepreneurial education, research, and community partnerships. The SEED Center is a Presidential initiative and its primary focus is to foster collaboration among students, researchers, educators and practicing entrepreneurs to promote entrepreneurship through integrative learning.

The new SEED Center will continue to offer the outreach activities that used to be offered by the former Business Solutions Center (BSC). The SEED Center’s primary educational goal is to create an understanding of starting and managing a profitable business, in addition to various outreach and community partnership activities. 

Dr. Marko Grünhagen was named Director of the new Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center at EIU, into which the former Business Solutions Center (BSC) has been integrated. In addition to his role as the SEED Director, Dr. Grünhagen is the Lumpkin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Marketing, and the Coordinator of the campus-wide Entrepreneurship Minor at EIU. 

Our upcoming workshops are: 

EIU'S SEED Center and Literacy In Finacial Ed (LIFE) CENTER Offer 
FPU classes will meet from 7–8:30 p.m. each Wednesday for nine weeks. They begin on September 17, 2014 in Lumpkin Hall, Room 1120. Class instruction will be by Jeff Oetting, EIU faculty member. Click here for the online registration site and here to see flyer.
How to Start a Business Workshops
9/25/2014 - Neoga
6 - 8 p.m.
Municipal Building - board room 
533 Chestnut Avenue
Neoga, IL
10/21/2014 - Greenup
6 - 8 p.m.
Municiple Building
115 E. Cumberland St.
Greenup, IL
11/19/2014 - Toledo
6 - 8 p.m.
Health Department Offices
132 NE Courthouse Sq
Toledo, IL
Click here to go to our training page and online registration link



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