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Starting Your Business in Illinois-7/21/2020. Online/Live Zoom

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**COVID-19 MESSAGE**

This workshop is offered online using Zoom. Closer to the start date, watch for an email with instructions on how to join. CLC is committed to the safety and security of online instruction and is constantly adapting to offer the best experience for all users. To help ensure security, a password to enter the Zoom session will be provided to assist with these measures.




Starting a business in Illinois is exciting, but also challenging. This no-cost workshop gives the entrepreneur a realistic view of the requirements to start a business and the resources available to support a new venture. Learn the basic elements of starting a successful business and get answers to the most frequently asked questions!

We will discuss:

  • Business resources available from the Small Business Development and International Trade Center
  • Factors for business success
  • Reasons for starting a small business
  • Major considerations for starting a business in Illinois including writing a business plan, choosing a business structure, registering ownership, protecting products, services and ideas, determining tax requirements, fulfilling employer requirements, securing permits, licenses and insurance, identifying target markets, marketing and selling, and securing business funding
  • Next steps for starting your business




About your instructor:

Mitch Bienvenue has a master’s in Human Resource Development and is Director of the Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center. He has over 30 years of business experience, 17 as a small business owner/operator. As a certified professional business coach, Mitch works with leaders of small businesses from a wide variety of industries. He brings his personal experience, passion and business-building skills to support Lake County entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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