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Starting a Small Business

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.
Tue 6-8 p.m. Feb 5 1 Session
Bev Malooley Rm101, Bldg. H CEX-9508-302 $35
IVCC-East Campus
Tue 6-8 p.m. Mar 19 1 Session
Bev Malooley Rm 105 CEX-9508-633 $35
Ottawa Center

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.
Tue 6-8 p.m. Apr 23 1 Session
Bev Malooley Rm 101, Bldg. H CEX-9501-304 $65
IVCC-East Campus

Open For Business Series
This four-part roundtable series is an opportunity for local businesses to review and refresh their knowledge of trends on how to manage a business and employees, reviewing financial reports and accounting practices, retail merchandising, and marketing. Register for all four sessions for $180 or pick and choose which session to attend for $55 each.
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb 7-28 4 Sessions
Conference Room CEX-9527-402 $180
Bureau Co. Republican Center, Princeton
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mar 7-28 4 Sessions
Rm 101 CEX-9527-603 $180
Ottawa Center

Part I: Managing Your Employees
Learn the basics of writing a policy manual and how to write and administer constructive yearly performance plans to enhance employee productivity and skills.
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb 7 1 Session
Bev Malooley Conference Room CEX-9524-402 $55
Bureau Co. Republican Center, Princeton
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mar 7 1 Session
Bev Malooley Rm 101 CEX-9524-603 $55
Ottawa Center

Part II: Financial Literacy for Business Owners
Learn how to plan for profitable growth and improve business performance by knowing how to understand and utilize the financial outcomes from your business.
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb 14 1 Session
Gina Conference Room CEX-9528-402 $55
Czubachowski Bureau Co. Republican Center, Princeton
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mar 14 1 Session
Gina Rm 101 CEX-9528-603 $55

Part III: Retail and Service Business
Learn how to assess the internal operations of your business by taking a look at the appearance of your store or office, customer service skills, vendors and customers, merchandising/seasonal opportunities, and monitoring inventory/product mix.
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb 21 1 Session
Bev Malooley Conference Room CEX-9529-402 $55
Bureau Co. Republican Center, Princeton
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mar 21 1 Session
Bev Malooley Rm 101 CEX-9529-603 $55
Ottawa Center

Part IV: Managing Social Media for Small Business
Enhance your understanding of the internet as a critical marketing tool and learn how to utilize this tool to maximize your business goals. Learn how to create an internet presence that gets your business found.
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Feb 28 1 Session
Ted Parisot & Conference Room CEX-9530-402 $55
Gina Bureau Co. Republican Center, Princeton
Czubachowski
Thu 7:30-9:30 a.m. Mar 28 1 Session
Ted Parisot & Rm 101 CEX-9530-603 $55
Gina Ottawa Center
Czubachowski