Training and Mentoring
Starting a Business in Illinois Workshop
This free, 3 hour workshop conducted by the Small Business Development Center is a great place to learn the basics of business ownership in Illinois. Topics covered during the class include business name registration, getting a tax ID number, licenses & permits, legal forms, sales tax, estimated quarterly income tax, employee taxes, financing your business, preparing a business plan, state and local requirements, and legal structure.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE has a local Peoria Chapter that is located at the Heartland Partnership on the Peoria Riverfront. Peoria SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of the entrepreneur. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. SCORE Counselors have backgrounds and experience in a wide variety of areas including accounting, finance, marketing, manufacturing, management and business plan preparation.
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Small Business Training Network
The Small Business Training Network (SBTN) is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners .
Training Network Schedule