Presented by: Jan Bauer, Director, Small Business Development & International trade Center – College of Lake County
Looking for your next opportunity requires an open mind and the willingness to explore all options. Have an idea for a startup? Thinking about starting a business? Looking to expand your current business? Running a small business is exciting, but it can also be scary and confusing. Going it alone is not a good solution. Join Jan Bauer as she maps out the 7 keys of how to start and grow a strong business. And, learn about the vast array of services and resources offered by the Small Business Development Center. Where will your next customer come from? Did you know 95% of consumers live outside of the United States? Find your path to success.
Since 2008 Jan has lead the strategic development of this multi-channel grant program, bringing people and resources together to educate and stimulate economic growth. The Center increased clientele by 149% under her leadership. Recently the Center added International Trade Center to their title.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is grant-funded to provide free expert advice to grow and expand Lake County small businesses. Services include:
- One-on-one consulting by noted experts
- Assistance in developing business plans
- Support in securing loans
- Referrals to small business service providers
- Access to our small business resource library
- Interactive workshops
- Aid in market research
- Identify strategic partners
Free for CRC Members; $10 for non-members