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Illinois Small Business Development Center
Bldg E, Room E105, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7488
Fax: 847-931-3911
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

Business Success

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Small Business Courses

Preparation and planning are keys to success when starting a small business. Get educated about the pitfalls of starting a small business and discover how to make smart decisions based on realistic, current information and informed projections of the future. Learn from instructors who specialize in various business segments or are current or former business owners.

Continuing Education Courses

Classes offered through the Continuing Education Department for small business owners include:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office Skills

To see all available courses offered, view listings»

Special Business Topics

Small Business Startups

  • Guidance through business start-up steps, including license/permit issues, choosing legal structure, name registration, start-up financing, and sales/income tax responsibilities
  • Training on how to write a business plan, with an emphasis on bank expectations
  • Critique and suggestions on business plan content, financial projections, and marketing plans
  • Referrals to area professional services, providers, and lending institutions

Existing Businesses

  • Analysis of past financial performance
  • Assistance in setting annual budgets and analyzing quarterly performance
  • Comprehensive business assessment to identify critical areas needing attention, with follow-up action plan to address them
  • Assistance with business plans and financial projections
  • Help in strategizing plans for growth
  • Fresh marketing ideas and prospecting lists
  • Ongoing guidance with:
    • Setting goals and meeting objectives
    • Accountability
    • Time Management
    • Organization.
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