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Online Courses

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.

Start Strong

To identify the steps to take to start your business on a firm foundation, we recommend the following classes:

  • Are You Ready?
  • Starting Your Business in Illinois Cost: FREE
  • Build Your Business Team
  • Business Planning Made Easy

Grow Strong

To provide a plan that will take your business to the next level of success, we recommend the following classes:

  • Cash Flow - Lifeblood of Your Business
  • Marketing for Success
  • Maximize Your Relationships


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