Presented by Madeleine Wolske – Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC

Thinking about starting a business in Illinois? This workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand the opportunities and requirements for starting their business. You’ll be taken step-by-step through a variety of topics and can ask questions.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC
  • Feasibility Checklist
  • Creating a Lean Business Plan
  • Identifying Your Customers
  • Sources of Funding, including Financing and Grant Options
  • Business Formation and Registration

Dates, times, & locations:

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024 – 2-4 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Thursday. February 15, 2024 – 9-11 AM
    (Champaign Public Library – 200 W. Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 – 10 AM-12 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – 2-4 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – 10 AM-12 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Friday, May 24, 2024 – 1-3 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 – 5:30-7:30 PM
    (Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820)