Create your own business plan!

Are you dreaming of starting a business, but don’t know where to begin? Perhaps you’ve already taken the plunge, but need some help getting your feet under you, or maybe your once-successful business is starting to show signs of stress.  We can help.

Join us for the Summer 2013 Summer Institute.

We’re seeking entrepreneurially-minded local and regional business owners, and community members who plan to start a business. University enrollment is not required to participate in this highly interactive seminar with hands-on workshops.

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Work with Eastern’s Business Faculty Experts to reach your business goals.

Lead Professor Dr. Michael E. Dobbs and Specialist Professors Dr. David Fleming, Dr. William Minnis and Mr. Jeff Oetting will show you how to:

  • Develop a viable master business plan for your new start-up, or for your existing business that needs a significant strategic shift
  • Develop competence in operation, marketing, finance, cash flow and other critical aspects of starting a business
  • Develop skills in pitching your business venture to potential investors and stakeholders

Register now!

To register online, click here.  To register by phone, call 217-581-5114.  For content-specific questions, email or call 217-581-3028.

Complete the program successfully to receive your plaque-mounted Certificate of Completion. Present your plan to a panel of experts for a chance to receive a “Best Business Plan” award!

The $995 registration fee covers four weekends of workshop training, workshop materials, and Saturday lunches. You will also need a computer with Internet access; access to Business Plan Software will be provided.

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Summer 2013 Schedule:

Fridays 6:30–10:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for four weekends:

  • June 14–15
  • June 28–29
  • July 12–13
  • July 26–27