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Small Business Development

Starting a Business in Illinois
Starting a new business is both exciting and frightening. This workshop covers registering a business name, obtaining a tax ID number, choosing  appropriate forms of insurance, keeping records, choosing a legal form of ownership and other start-up issues. This seminar is intended for those not yet in business.
Thu 6-8 p.m. Oct 11 1 Session
Bev Malooley C-325, IVCC CEX-9508-310 $35
Tue 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov 6 1 Session
Bev Malooley C-325, IVCC CEX-9508-311 $35

Marketing for Your Business
One of the biggest mistakes made by small business owners when trying to market their company's products and services is never hitting their target market. Going after everyone in the world who you think will be interested in your services is a recipe for disaster. This will be a training camp for marketing to help you understand your company’s market potential. This class meets for two sessions.
Part I: New Marketing Tools for 2012
Part II: The Marketing Connection
Tue 6-8 p.m. Oct 16 & 23 2 Sessions
Gina Czubachowski C-326, IVCC CEX-9521-310 $90

Writing a Business Plan
A business plan is a necessity for any business, especially if you want to reduce your risk. In this seminar, you will begin to develop the basic foundation for organizing and writing a comprehensive business plan as well as preparing revenue and expense projections. Learn why it is an important tool for long-range planning, submitting financial proposals, and developing strategies.
Thu 6-8 p.m. Oct 25 1 Session
Bev Malooley C-325, IVCC CEX-9501-310 $65