Starting Your Business in Illinois, Vernon Hills - Spring 2020, College of Lake County, Thursday, 20. February 2020

Starting a business in Illinois is exciting, but also challenging. This workshop gives the entrepreneur a realistic view of the requirements to start a business and the resources available to support a new venture. Learn the basic elements of starting a successful business and get answers to the most frequently asked questions!
We will discuss:

Business resources available from the Small Business Development and International Trade Center
Factors for business success
Reasons for starting a small business
Major considerations for starting a business in Illinois including writing a business plan, choosing a business structure, registering ownership, protecting products, services and ideas, determining tax requirements, fulfilling employer requirements, securing permits, licenses and insurance, identifying target markets, marketing and selling, and securing business funding
Next steps for starting your business


February 20, 2020, 9-11 12, 2020, 2-4 p.m.

About your instructor:
Mitch Bienvenue has a master’s in Human Resource Development and is Director of the Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center. He has over 30 years of business experience, 17 as a small business owner/operator. As a certified professional business coach, Mitch works with leaders of small businesses from a wide variety of industries. He brings his personal experience, passion and business-building skills to support Lake County entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Starting Your Business in Illinois, Vernon Hills - Spring 2020

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