Making credit accessible to small businesses and entrepreneurs is crucial to our continued economic recovery. Small businesses employ one-half of all Americans and they account for about 60% of overall job creation. But knowing where to turn for help can often be an intimidating task. The Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo is your opportunity to meet with representatives from many of the organizations providing loans, direct financial assistance and additional types of support to many of the businesses in McLean County.
Get the information you need to help your business grow. Attend the Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 8:30-10:30am in the Hansen Student Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. Speak to only the representatives you want to meet with. Get answers to your specific questions. Arrange a consultation targeted to your individual business needs and grow your business.
Organizations and Resources Represented include:
City of Bloomington
Economic Development Council of Bloomington-Normal
Heartland Community College – Customized Training
Illinois Business Financial Services
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Illinois Finance Authority
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
International Trade Center / NAFTA Opportunity Center
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
McLean County Chamber of Commerce
McLean/Livingston County SCORE
Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University
United States Department of Agriculture
U.S Small Business Administration
The Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo is FREE, but advance registration is required.
To register, go to www.mcleancochamber.org and, under the Events tab, click “Online Registration” or call Diane Siron at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, 309-829-6344.