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EIU Offers ‘How to Start a Business’ Workshop in Mattoon, Pana


Two professional workshops focused on starting or expanding a business in Illinois will be offered in the summer.

The Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Education & Development (SEED) Center of Eastern Illinois University will offer another round of business workshops to help combat the 80 percent of small businesses that fail within the first five years.

The “How to Start a Business” workshops will cover topics such as an individual’s personal financial situation, evaluating a business concept, finding a market, establishing operational strategies, creating financial statements and obtaining funding for a business venture.

The next two “How to Start a Business” workshops will be offered at:

  • Mattoon - 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Coles County Emergency Communications building - 10500 State Hwy 16, Mattoon, Ill. (the brick building next to the airport fire station, across the highway from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center).
  • Pana – 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Peoples Bank & Trust - 200 S. Locust St., Pana, Ill. (Peoples Bank & Trust is also granting four $25 fee scholarships available to Pana residents. The scholarships for the class are first come, first served.)

The workshops will cost $25 per person and $35 per couple. Registration is required by noon on the day of the class. Registration is available online here

For more information please call 217-581-2913, email here or visit the website here



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