New Business Seminars
Starting Your Business in Illinois
Offered monthly, this seminar provides essential information for anyone thinking of
launching a business. Topics discussed will include risks/rewards of small business,
alternative ways to get into business, organizational structure, purpose of the business
plan, realities of financing a business and more. While there is no cost to attend
this seminar, pre-registration is required. We suggest you print a copy of the “Starting
Your Business in IL” booklet available under the “publications” section of the Illinois
Entrepreneurship Network website at www.IENConnect.com.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9 a.m. to noon, no fee, RSVP requested, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m., no fee, RSVP requested, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, no fee, RSVP requested, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m., no fee, RSVP requested, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, no fee, RSVP requested, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Examine the structure, process, strategies and compilation of an effective business
plan. This lecture based seminar includes the best selling business plan guide "Successful
Business Plans, Secrets and Strategies" by Rhonda Abrams..
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, $70, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Buying a Business or Franchise
Thinking of buying a business or a franchise? Opportunities certainly exist IF they are properly investigated and structured. Join us for this classroom lecture and discussion on identifying businesses for sale, business valuation theory and practice, conducting due diligence and structuring the deal (including thought on funding the acquisition).
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, $25.00, Lisle, CAB-A/B
SBA Lending and FInancing a Business
Learn different strategies in this three hour seminar and discussion focusing on business financing resources and realities. Learn the hierarchy of funding sources, what bankers REALLY look for in a proposal and how these government programs really work.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m., $35.00, Lisle, CAB-A/B
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9 a.m. to noon, $35.00, Lisle, CAB-A/B
This session begins with a review of basic accounting terminology, book keeping/record keeping processes, understanding the key balance sheet and income statement, navigating the software and how to set up basic accounts and generate reports. This session also includes: setting up/refining your chart of accounts, creating invoices, receiving and making deposits, entering and paying bills, reconciling bank accounts, generating financial reports and financial statements, entering and tracking jobs, customers, vendors and items. Setting up, tracking and reconciling credit card accounts. Also, exploring various accounts that can be tracked with QuickBooks. Seminar is conducted in our computer lab by CPAs who are Certified QuickBooks instructors.
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 hour lunch break), $150.00, Lisle, CAB-L
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 hour lunch break), $150.00, Lisle, CAB-L
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 hour lunch break), $150.00, Lisle, CAB-L
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., (1 hour lunch break) $150.00, Lisle, CAB-L
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (1 hour lunch break), $150.00, Lisle, CAB-L
David Gay, Program Manager
Illinois Small Business Development Center
Voice: (630) 942-2771
Fax: (630) 505-4931
Summer Hours - May 31 to August 3
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
2012 College of DuPage