Veterans: Let SBA serve you

Illinois District Office  - May 22, 2017

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Military Appreciation Month

We're here to help veterans on their small business journey

If you're a veteran entering the world of small business ownership, learn more about the funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities available to you. Click here to learn more.

Success Story: Air Force veteran finds another way to give back - through his small business. Read his story.


Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, May 23: Small Business Resource Fair
8:30 a.m., Oakton Community College, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie (Email bprojans@oakton.edu to register.)

Wednesday, May 23: One More Customer
12 p.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago.)

Wednesday, May 23: Details of Exporting
9 a.m., ICNC, 320 N. Damen (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at ICNC.)

Wednesday, May 23: Expanding Exports Through ISTEP
10 a.m., Online (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC at Bradley University.)

Wednesday, May 23: Create Your Business Plan
10 a.m., Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Wednesday, May 23: LinkedIn Connections
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD and costs $25 to attend.)

Thursday, May 24: Small Business Expo
9 a.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Thursday, May 24: Prepare Your Plan - Don't Ask the Genie
9 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD and costs $20 to attend.)

Thursday, May 24: Start or Grow Your Rural Small Business with Help from the SBA
9:30 a.m., Online

Tuesday, May 29: Export Strategic Planning
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD.)

Wednesday, May 30: How to Succeed in Business: Get Capital and Customers
8:45 a.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago.)

Wednesday, May 30: Restaurants 102: Negotiating the Lease for the Best Location
9 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD.)

Wednesday, May 30: Global Markets for Local Businesses
10 a.m., Online

Wednesday, May 30: Basic Bookkeeping
6 p.m., Shops at North Bridge - Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Thursday, May 31: Start or Grow Your Rural Small Business with Help from the SBA
9:30 a.m., Online

Thursday, May 31: Tick Tock, Money Block
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201, Lisle (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC @ COD.)

Thursday, May 31: Marketing - The Engine that Powers Your Business
1 p.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago and costs $50 to attend.)

Thursday, May 31: Starting a Business in Illinois
3 p.m., Fondulac Bank, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria (This event is sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at Bradley University.)

Friday, June 1: How to Use LinkedIn to Succeed in Business
8:45 a.m., SCORE Chicago, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago (This event is sponsored by SCORE Chicago and costs $50 to attend.)