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Business Solutions Center Training Events

How to Start a Business

Do you have a great business idea and need advice on how to get started? Were you aware that a study by the U.S. Small Business Administration found that 80% of all small businesses fail in the first five years? The reasons why are because of inexperienced management operations, insufficient capital for start-up and backup costs, and inadequate business planning. Attend this workshop to find the answers to these issues.

Listed below are the current training courses available to help your business or non-profit succeed.

If you find you are unable to attend any training workshop, please be sure to cancel your seat reservation by calling 217-581-2913. This will allow others to attend in the event there is a waiting list. Thank you!

Our next workshops are: 

Thursday, March 20 - Flyer
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Eastern Illinois Univ.
3011 Lumpkin Hall Conference Room
Charleston, IL 
Tuesday, April 15 - Flyer
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce
903 N. Keller Dr.
Effingham, IL 
Tuesday, May 13 - Flyer
6:00-8:00 p.m.
U of I Extension Building
15493 N. Hwy 1,
Marshall, IL

Register here for our upcoming training workshops