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.
Our new 2014 workshops are scheduled and available, and we have added a new workshop specifically for nonprofits! You can browse the new 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 January 9, 2014. Register
Writing a Business Plan, 3:00 to 5:30 pm on January 23, 2014. Register
Financing a Small Business, 9:00 to 11:30 am on January 25, 2014. Register
Nonprofit Organization Workshop, 3:00 to 5:30 pm on February 13, 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).
This article by Glenn Llopis was published on Forbes.com. It gives some good insights into the relationships between business leaders and their employees. Take a look.
Here is an article from Forbes.com that covers the basics of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding allows individuals to donate to or invest in startup companies, and it is the newest way for entrepreneurs to finance their startups.
Here is a link to a brief video on crowdfunding. Take a look!
This article by Chance Barnett was published in the Forbes online magazine Forbes.com. It compares two popular crowdfunding sites and gives some basic information on crowdfunding. This is the newest way to jumpstart financing a startup, so take a look to see if it might work for you.