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Veterans Campaign

Join our Veterans Small Business Roadshow in Carbondale, Belleville, and Bloomington next week.

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 Upcoming events

Click the event title to register. All times are in the Central Time Zone.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Ready, Set, Go - Business Smart Workshop
10 a.m., West Chicago Avenue Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Monday, Sept. 25: How to Start Your Business - Venture Viability
6 p.m., Illinois SBDC at UIC, 815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400, Chicago

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Veterans Small Business Roadshow
9 a.m., Illinois SBDC at SIU, 1740 Innovation Drive, Carbondale

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Veterans Small Business Roadshow
9 a.m., Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville

Wednesday, Sept. 27: How to Apply for a Small Business Loan
10 a.m., Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Certification Process for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
4 p.m., Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon, Chicago (To register, call Curtis Roeschley at 773-413-3344 or email sbdc@bethelnewlife.org.)

Thursday, Sept. 28: Veterans Small Business Road Show
9 a.m., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1211 Park St., Bloomington

Thursday, Sept. 28: Starting a Business in Illinois
6 p.m., Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave., Bellwood

Friday, Sept. 29: IRS Southern Illinois Tax Symposium
7:30 a.m., Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center, 6 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville (Note: This event, sponsored by the Metro East SBDC at SIUE, costs $90 to attend.)

Friday, Sept. 29: HR Essentials for Small Business
10 a.m., SBA Illinois District Office, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago

Monday, Oct. 2: How to Start Your Small Business - Venture Finance
6 p.m., Illinois SBDC at UIC, 815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400, Chicago