Small business summer school is in session

Illinois District Office  - June 2019

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Small Business Summer School

School's out, but your small business is always in session

Short on time, but eager to sharpen your skills? We can help you take your small business to the next level with our Learning Center. Check out SBA's online courses on a variety of topics such as marketing, government contracting and financing, from the comfort of your own home - or phone!

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Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition

Deadline approaching for makerspace contest

The Makerspace Training, Collaboration, and Hiring (or MaTCH) competition, aimed at addressing the job skills and placement gap shortages faced by U.S. businesses, challenges existing makerspaces to create or expand training programs. The SBA will award up to $1 million total in prizes to fund winning proposals. The deadline to submit a business plan is July 8, and the entry form, rules, and requirements can be found at: www.sba.gov/match.


Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, June 19

The Startup Guide to Business | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

8(a) Orientation: Construction Businesses | Chicago

Thursday, June 20

Master Class: Email Automation Domination | Schaumburg (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at Harper College) 

Strategic Naming for Business | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

Monday, June 24

Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

Tuesday, June 25

Export Strategic Planning | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

LinkedIn for Business 101 | Champaign (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC)

The Certification Process | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

Wednesday, June 26

Outline Your Business Plan | Glen Ellyn (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC/ITC/PTAC at College of DuPage)

Tuesday, July 2

Starting a Business in Illinois | Peoria (Sponsored by the Illinois SBDC at Bradley University)