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Small Business Workshops

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.

Workshop Topics:

Online Course - Starting Your Business in Illinois

The Illinois SBDC/ITC's most popular workshop is available online and takes only one hour to complete. This FREE class gives the entrepreneur a realistic view of the requirements to start a business and the resources available to support a new venture. Learn the basic elements of starting a successful business and get answers to the most frequently asked questions!

Visit Small Business Spoken Here to begin.

This online class is a self-paced learning module and cannot be accessed through Blackboard. Please contact the Illinois SBDC/ITC for access information.

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 or call (847) 543-2033.

International Trade Live-Stream Webinars:

  • Separate withdrawal and refund policy applies. Call (847) 543-2033 for more information.

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