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Have you dreamed about starting a business but don't know where to start?

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIUC has provided consulting and training designed to teach and assist new entrepreneurs the basics of starting and successfully operating a business.  Our team has extensive training and experience assisting start-ups including:

  • Idea formation
  • Industry research
  • Business planning
  • Organizational structure
  • Licensing and registration
  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Finding financing

The first step in getting started is attending one of our How to Start a Business in Illinois seminars. This two-hour informational seminar covers the basic requirements of starting your own business including: legal structure, start-up requirements, finding financing and business planning basics.  

Another resource that may useful is our business checklist.  

Whatever questions you have or goals you want to achieve, the Small Business Development Center at SIU can help.  Feel free to give us a call at 618-536-2424 or Contact Us to set up a free, confidential appointment to see how we can help you succeed.

Carbondale Illinois Small Business Development Center   Southern Illinois Small Business Development Center SBA