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Small Business Workshops

Our recent Small Business Success in Lake County event focused on providing entrepreneurs and established businesses with strategic tools and resources to ignite business growth and provide opportunities in Lake County.  Watch the Small Business Success in Lake County video to learn more about this event and how the SBDC can help you start or expand your business.

The Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center small business workshops are designed to give you, the small business owner or the "small business owner to be," all the tools and techniques to make your venture a success.

Whatever the question, we have an answer from accounting and finance to sales and marketing, from eCommerce and websites to doing business globally, we can help you grow.

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Online Courses

The Illinois SBDC/ITC's most popular workshops are available online. Courses for the new to the experienced business owner are offered. Workshops are self-paced online learning modules.

View the Illinois SBDC/ITC Online Workshops

These online courses cannot be accessed through Blackboard. Please contact the Illinois SBDC/ITC for access information.

Call (847) 543-2033 or email illinoisSBDC@clcillinois.edu for details.

How to Register for an Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Workshop

Students who wish to take SBDC/ITC courses can either register using their CLC student ID or by calling (847) 543-2033 for another registration option.

To get your CLC ID, please complete the Non-Credit Student Information Form.

If you already have your CLC ID, you may register online or in person at any of our three campus locations.

One-day and “Series” classes:

  • Withdrawal the day before class = 100 percent refund
  • Withdrawal on or after day of class = no refund

For more information, email IllinoisSBDC@clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2033.