Who we are:
The Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education and Development (SEED) Center at Eastern Illinois University is 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 SEED Center’s primary educational goal is to create an understanding of starting and managing a successful business, in addition to various outreach and community partnership activities.
What we do:
Any entrepreneur will tell you that success is born out of failures. But sometimes you simply can’t afford to learn the hard way. Sometimes, in order to succeed, all you have to do is ask for help. The SEED Center offers free and confidential Entrepreneurial Coaching with Tiffany Kline to provide the help that entrepreneurs are looking for.
Coaching Success Stories
As seen on WCIA 3/6/2015
Our next workshops are:
How to Start a Business Workshops
- Pana - June 23, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Peoples Bank & Trust - 200 S. Locust St., Pana, IL (Peoples Bank & Trust is granting four (4) $25 fee scholarships available to Pana residents – first come, first served.)Event Flyer
- Marshall - August 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the U of I Extension office - 15493 North Highway 1 Event Flyer
Wednesday, September 9 @ 7-8 a.m. - HR Workshop
Carle Physicians' Building - 2512 Hurst Dr., Mattoon (in front of Showplace movie theater)
Wednesday, October 14 @ 7-8 a.m. - Finance Workshop
Registration available online here on our training page.
Student Education Opportunities
The PrairieSpark E-Hub hopes to turn your bright ideas into reality! The SEED Center at Eastern Illinois University has archived all of the entrepreneurial resources that the Entrepreneurship Center has created and discovered over the years to give you 24/7 access to information needed to develop your own business or to start a youth entrepreneurship program in your community.