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Small-business offerings at MCC for October

Learn how to successfully market your business, get valuable tips on cash-flow planning or explore the latest trends in social media marketing at seminars offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College.

Registration is underway for the following seminars in October:

• Starting a business in Illinois, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1: An ISBDC experienced instructor will discuss many of the basics pertaining to entrepreneurship, as well as distribute handouts with agencies and resources available to help small-business owners. The fee is $25.

• Marketing 101, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9: This seminar introduces business owners to the core fundamentals of marketing and how to apply them to a business in a creative and effective way. Learn the elements of marketing that will lead to the formation of a comprehensive marketing plan. The fee is $35.

• The Core Four Business Planning series, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30: The Core Four Business Planning series is an indispensable learning tool for novice and experienced entrepreneurs. The series includes Core 1, Success Planning; Core 2, Market Planning; Core 3, Cash Flow Planning; and Core 4, Operations Planning. Only available as a series for $175, including textbooks and materials.

• Social media roundtable, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23: A social media professional will help facilitate the discussion and be available for questions. There is no fee to attend, but reservations are required as seating is limited.

All classes are held at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry. For information or to register, call the Illinois Small Business Development Center at 815-455-6098.

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