Valuable Offerings from Bradley University's Illinois Small Business Development Center

Bradley University's Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship has provided business counseling and support to entrepreneurs and existing businesses since 1985. The Center offers free resources to help solve business-related problems.

The following is a list of upcoming no cost events and training programs:

Starting Your Business In Illinois Workshop
Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. - Noon, Online
Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Online
For aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn all components of how to start a successful business in Illinois, including how to register your business name, where to obtain a tax ID number, which legal form to choose, business planning, taxes, financing options and more. To register, click here and for questions please contact:

Cash Flow and Alternative Financing for Small Businesses
Monday, July 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., In-Person, Registration required, click here.
Discover where you go when banks aren’t ready for you or your business isn’t ready for your banks and what to do in either of these situations.

Students Help Local Businesses Succeed
Registration is open through Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. for fall semester consideration, (Aug. 24 - Dec. 14) SBDC is accepting applications from local for-profit businesses that would like to participate in the faculty-led, student-run Senior Consulting Project for fall 2022 at no cost. Marketing strategy, feasibility study, strategic growth plan or launching a new product or service are options. To learn more and apply, visit: Senior Consulting Project or email

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