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Business learning workshops aim to provide attendees with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to be more effective in their jobs and achieve their professional goals. Facilitated by experienced business professionals or trainers, they cover a wide range of topics, including leadership, project management, communication, marketing, finance, and sales. Some are held in person or online. See below for a list of upcoming workshops; click the links to register:


SBDC Starting Your Business in Illinois

Interested in starting your own business but have questions? Join us for Starting Your Business in Illinois workshop where an advisor will discuss the basics of getting started and answer any questions you may have. This workshop is no-cost and will be held in-person at the Dunn-Richmond Building on the SIU Campus. 1740 Innovation Drive, Carbondale, IL 62903. For questions call 618-536-2424.

April 14, 1PM - 3PM

May 2, 9AM - 11AM 

June 5, 1PM - 3PM 



SBDC and Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU have a variety of free on-demand business-focused workshops. These workshops are available 24x7 and will save your progress, so you can watch them at your convenience.

Starting Your Business in Illinois

Understanding the GATA Pre-award Process

Digital Marketing 101

Turning Your Side Hustle into a Legitimate Business

March 15, 2023, 5:30pm-6:30pm


Have you thought about turning your hobby into a business? Join us for Turning Your Side Hustle into a Legitimate Business workshop where we go over expanding with topics including:

  • Hobby vs Business
  • Research and Planning
  • Legal Structures
  • Business Registration
  • Cottage Laws - Example Business
  • and much more

 Register today to secure your space!


PTAC-APEX: What to know before marketing your business to the government

March 16, 2023, 10am-11am

No-cost/Online Meeting (Live)

During this session you will receive:

Tips from a former contracting officer on preparing a strategy for marketing your business to the government

Tips on using and to target agencies that need your product or services

Information on government contracting readiness

 Must register by March 15. You will receive a zoom link with instructions after signing up for this training.


Register today to secure your space!