SBA Day – Free half-day workshop offers ideas on growing/starting a business

OGLESBY – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance will host SBA Day on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at IVCC in Oglesby.

The no-cost half, half-day workshop outlines the opportunities and economic impact being driven through the programs and collaborative efforts of our federal, state and local programs. Economic development leaders are highly encouraged to attend as well as local entrepreneurs and business owners.

Attendees will learn about loan programs including those with reduced fees, federal contracting opportunities, export programs, and other initiatives especially designed to empower America’s rural entrepreneurs.

To register for the event, please visit

Traditional rural sectors continue to anchor the economies of more than half of the nation’s counties, and the SBA and its resource partners stand ready to partner and help individuals start, grow, or expand their small business.

Also taking place during the event will be the release of the 2018-2019 Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Starved Rock Country Alliance Annual Report as well as the training opportunities for the fall of 2019.

Illinois Small Business Development Centers offer no-cost, confidential, one-on-one business advising to people with ideas, people with dreams and plans to open their own small businesses, and small business owners looking to grow or shift their business. The Starved Rock Country Alliance is a non-profit organization consists of local business owners, municipal leaders, and other stakeholders who desire to see the regional growth of local business and entrepreneurship.

To learn more about this and other training offerings, visit


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