ECI SCORE provides workshops on a regular basis to serve the needs of the small business community. Our core offerings cover the basics of getting a small business started successfully: Starting a Small Business, Writing a Business Plan and Financing a Small Business.
You can browse the entire schedule, or try these links to check out our upcoming workshops and to register online:
Starting a Small Business, 3:00 to 5:30 pm on March 13, 2014. Register
Writing a Business Plan, 3:00 to 5:30 pm on March 20, 2014. Register
Financing a Small Business, 3:00 to 5:30 pm on March 27, 2014. Register
All workshops are held at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, located at the corner of Kirby and State streets in Champaign, IL (directions).
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