How to Start or Grow a Business in Illinois (Virtual)

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Program Description


Whether you're starting a new business, positioning your company for growth, or seeking to expand globally, we can help. Attend our workshop to learn about:

  • What you need to know to do business in Illinois.
  • Factors for small business success.
  • Small Business Development & International Trade Center (SBDC/ITC) programs and services.
  • Checklist for starting a new business.
  • Business plan development.
  • Marketing strategies.
  • Business startup funding sources.
  • Next steps for starting or growing your business.

This talk will be recorded.

This event is virtual and will take place on Zoom

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with connection info for joining the virtual event. Please hold on to the confirmation email. A few minutes before the event start time, please use the connection info in the email to join us. If this is your first Zoom event with the Library, please visit our How to Join page.

This event will be recorded

Please register for the program to receive an email notification when the recording is available. Recordings may be available for a limited amount of time. To view all currently available videos, please visit the Library's YouTube channel.