SBDC: Starting Your Business in Illinois

130“This seminar helps future entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements of starting a small business in the state of Illinois. This course covers a variety of topics, including creating a business plan and forms of incorporation.  Click here to register for this free event.”

Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2015
Time:  9-11 AM
Location:  Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd. Room T-1002
Joliet, Il 60431
Price:  Free

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Free SBDC Workshop: Small Loans…Big Results

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Small Loans … Big Results

 Join ISBDC at Joliet Junior College for a workshop on microlending sponsored by ACCION.

What is microlending?

Microlenders focus on providing smaller loans to entrepreneurs. Attend this seminar to gain insight into how your business may qualify for a loan in an amount up to $20,000 as a start-up or up to $50,000 as an existing business.

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Joliet Junior College,  1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, Room T-1000
Price: FREE

Morningstar for Money Smart Week 2015

money smart weekDuring Money Smart Week, April 18-25, organizations around the country will be educating individuals on a variety of personal finance topics.
On Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 pm, attend “7 Habits of Highly Successful Investors” at Morningstar Headquarters, 22 W Washington St, Chicago, ILAdam Zoll, assistant editor of Morningstar, and Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance, will discuss ways to improve your portfolio’s performance, manage risk, and keep more of your money at tax time.
Please fill out the registration form below with your information, noting the Plainfield Public Library. RSVP to Morningstar directly by April 15th.  They are limiting this in-person event to 75 people, so please register early.

To register visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6P2W2DZ

If you aren’t using Morningstar via the Library, you are missing out on a wealth of financial information. You can find Monrningstar on the Library website in the Online Resources section. All you need is your library card to access.

Reminder: March 31, 2015: Fox Valley Small Business Forum sponsored by SCORE

The 2015 Small Business Forum features 12 educational sessions in a half-day format. It’s four hours that can transform your business!

Date: March 31, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Cost to attend: Pre-registrants only $30! $45 at the door

Who should attend: Small business owners or people who are considering starting a business

Featuring:

Education: Twelve seminars and panels presented by experts in the fields of business, marketing, sales, financing, accounting and more!

Resources: Small Business Expo with vendors offering what your small business needs

Coaching: SCORE mentors on-hand to answer questions and set-up FREE additional one-on-one meetings

Fun: SCORE is celebrating with food, raffles, and prizes!

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Register Now!

Free and Low Cost Seminars for Small Business Owners at Joliet Junior College (IL)

130The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Joliet Junior College has announced upcoming seminars.  These free and low cost seminars include topics such as starting a business, marketing, taxes, finance and technology.  Click here to view the seminars and register online.

For more information, contact:
Illinois Small Business Development Center
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, Illinois 60431
Ph: 815-280-1400 // Email: sbdc@jjc.edu

March 31, 2015: Fox Valley Small Business Forum sponsored by SCORE

The 2015 Small Business Forum features 12 educational sessions in a half-day format. It’s four hours that can transform your business!

Date: March 31, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm

Location: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Cost to attend: Pre-registrants only $30! $45 at the door

Who should attend: Small business owners or people who are considering starting a business

Featuring:

Education: Twelve seminars and panels presented by experts in the fields of business, marketing, sales, financing, accounting and more!

Resources: Small Business Expo with vendors offering what your small business needs

Coaching: SCORE mentors on-hand to answer questions and set-up FREE additional one-on-one meetings

Fun: SCORE is celebrating with food, raffles, and prizes!

VIEW PROGRAM

Register Now!

Business Owners: Your Library is Here to Help

PrintBusiness owners: Your public library has a variety of resources and tools to help support your business.

Does your staff need computer training including Microsoft Office, social media and programming?  We have free computer classes every month and access to online tutorials is free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Do you need to do market research?  We have an online database called AtoZdatabases that can help and is free to use with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Are you interested in workshops to learn something new for your business?  We offer free presentations every month during our Strictly Business program.

The Library offers all this and more!  Click here for more details and to contact the library: www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/business.aspx.