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WEBINAR: How to Start Your Business in Illinois

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Learn the ins and outs of starting a business from the ILSBDC at ESDC.

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Please click here to register for the webinar via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link and password to join the webinar. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are moving our workshop to an online webinar out of concern for everyone's health and safety. Thank you.

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-Did you know there are free resources to help you start your business?

- Are you interested in starting your own business but you do not know where to start?

- Are you unemployed, having difficulty finding a job and thought about creating your own job by starting a business?

With the 5th-largest economy in the nation, Illinois is a great place to launch your business. The presenter will discuss the many free resources that are available to start your own business such as free legal clinics, free counselors and grant opportunities. In addition, the presenter will discuss some of the steps involved in starting your own business such as finding your passion and transforming your passion into a business.

This event is complimentary thanks to our sponsors.

You can click on the link below to download your free copy of the "Starting Your Business in Illinois Handbook" that contains 50 pages of information, resources and step-by-step instructions. https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/BeginHere/Documents/Starting%20Your%20Business%20Handbook%20Final%20Version%20November%202019%20%28002%29.pdf

Click on the link below to view SBA’s Lending Chart to review some of the financing programs they offer to entrepreneurs. https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/SBA%20Lending%20Chart.pdf

You can also search for grants on the State of Illinois website by clicking on this link. https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grants/SitePages/CSFA.aspx

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (IL SBDC) at Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or DCEO.

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