Small Business Administration - SBDCs

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop and provide informational tools to support business startups and existing business expansion.

Small Business Attraction & Retention Series

Affordable and easy solutions for small business owners addressing key issues associated with attracting, hiring and keeping talent in today’s tough labor market. Join Management Consultant Michelle Arentz, owner of Lazarus Learning LLC, in this virtual seven-part series exploring what workers are looking for and how small businesses can be competitive beyond wages.

Starting Your Small Business in Illinois & Grant Pre Steps

This in-person seminar is designed to give an overview of the steps to starting a small business in Illinois, including business planning, financing, legal entity selection, marketing, and other small business needs. This course is highly recommended for anyone developing a new, for-profit business concept in Illinois. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to ask …

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Weekly Chat with SBA

Join Economic Development Specialist Christina Stace of the SBA Nevada District Office, Wednesday mornings, for an informal online business chat.  In this weekly open forum you can ask questions about federal economic resources available to help small businesses recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 as well as other SBA programs and services. Stay up …

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Business Plan

Lean Business Plan format

This type of plan is high-level focus, fast to write, and contains key elements only. Some lenders and investors may ask for more information.

Business Plan

Traditional Business Plan format

This type of plan is very detailed, takes more time to write, and is comprehensive. Lenders and investors commonly request this plan.