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ISBDC schedules small-business offerings

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 5:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 5:27 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Those who want to start their own business or are looking to strengthen their existing business can get information on successful entrepreneurship offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College. 

Registration is underway for the following seminars in September:

• Starting A Business In Illinois: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. An evening for anyone interested in starting a business. An ISBDC experienced instructor will discuss the basics pertaining to entrepreneurship, as well as distribute handouts listing agencies and resources available to help small-business owners. Fee: $25.

• Business Planning Essentials: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn what to include in a good business plan and the method to project cash flow. Find out what bankers require for a business plan. Fee: $35.

ISBDC announces new e-Training

McHENRY – Two online training programs include the “Start Strong” series for those in the early stages of starting a business and the “Grow Strong” series for those looking to accelerate their business.

The “Start Strong” series class topics include Are you Ready? Starting Your Business in Illinois, Building Your Business Team, Business Planning Made Easy.

The “Grow Strong”series class topics include Strategic Planning for Small Business, Cash Flow Lifeblood of a Business, Marketing for Success, Maximize Your Relationships. Classes can be taken individually or as a series.

For information or to register, click the “Community” tab on the website at

All classes are held at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry, near Centegra Hospital.

For information or to register, call the Illinois Small Business Development Center at 815-455-6098.

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