Workshops for starting and growing businesses in southern Illinois

The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU invite you to take part in a variety of on-demand business-focused workshops.

These workshops are available 24x7 and will save your progress, so you can watch them at your convenience.

In addition to the workshops, we offer no-cost advising services to help entrepreneurs in southern Illinois succeed. Learn more about the services below:

SBDC - https://sbdc.siu.edu
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one business advising services, training opportunities and business resources for entrepreneurs in southern Illinois.

The Center's Certified Business Advisors assist business owners at every stage, whether they are starting, struggling, growing or selling. The advisors provide professional guidance for business growth by offering assistance and resources in areas such as business planning, marketing, financing, financial analysis, e-commerce, product development and more.

PTAC - https://ptac.siu.edu
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at SIU provides no, cost, confidential, one-on-one advising to help businesses identify opportunities and become more competitive in selling their goods and services to the government.

A few of the Center's services include: assessing suitability for government contracting, researching and identifying government agencies that are looking for your products and services, assistance in applying for small business certification programs including 8(a), HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), and lots more.

Phone: 618-536-2424
Email: [email protected]

Support Provided By:

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and, Southern Illinois University.