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Small Business Workshops

Take the no-cost, pre-recorded Starting Your Business in Illinois workshop now!

The Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center small business workshops are designed to give you, the small business owner or the 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.

Featured Workshop

Venture Validator

Would you like to confirm that your business’s product or service has actual appeal to your target market? Get validation with a no-cost, self-paced online workshop that will help you avoid common problems with product/market fit. Seats are limited – register now to access the program!

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Register for the Venture Validator workshop

Interactive, Low-cost Workshops

Note: Workshops have moved to an alternative learning model until further notice.

We are committed to the safety and security of online instruction and are constantly adapting to offer the best experience for all users. To help ensure security during Zoom Webinars, a password to enter the Zoom session will be provided to assist with these measures.



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