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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 start-up and planning to doing business globally, we can help you grow.

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Online Learning for the Small Business Owner

The Illinois Small Business Development and International Trade Center, in partnership with Global Classroom and Small Business Spoken Here, offers a variety of online classes for the new to the experienced business owner. Global Classroom provides Illinois' largest online learning network for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

We recommend starting with the classes offered by Small Business Spoken Here. Our most popular class, Starting Your Business in Illinois, is free, offered in both English and Spanish and takes only one hour to complete!

Visit Global Classroom and click the Small Business Spoken Here link to begin.

These classes are not accessed through Blackboard. Email IllinoisSBDC@clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2033 for more 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 IllinoisSBDC@clcillinois.edu 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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