A professional workshop focused on starting or expanding a business in Illinois will be offered next week in Greenup.
The Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education & Development (SEED) center of Eastern Illinois University will offer a workshop to help combat the 80 percent of small businesses that fail within the first five years. The top reasons indicated for small business failure are inexperienced management of day-to-day operations, insufficient capital for startup and backup costs and inadequate business planning.
Topics covered in the workshop will include analyzing participants’ financial situation, evaluating their business concept, finding their market, establishing operational strategies, creating financial statements and obtaining the funding necessary to make their business idea a reality.
The “How to Start a Business” workshop will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 in the Municipal Building in Greenup. The address is 115 E. Cumberland St.
Cost for the event is $25 per person and $35 per couple and registration is required by noon on the date of the class. Registration is available online here.
The center was established as the new interdisciplinary home for entrepreneurial education, research and community partnerships at EIU. The primary focus is to foster collaboration among students, researchers, educators and practicing entrepreneurs to promote entrepreneurship through integrative learning. The next workshop will be at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November, 19 in the Health Department Offices in Toledo. The address is 132 NE Courthouse Square. For more information about the workshops, please call 217-581-2913, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website here.