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, 9:00 to 11:30 am on May 9, 2015. Register
Writing a Business Plan, 9:00 to 11:30 am on May 16, 2015. Register
Financing a Small Business, 9:00 to 11:30 am on June 6, 2015. 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).
Here is a short video from the Harvard Business Review that covers the basics of five competitive forces that affect every business, large and small. There is s short advertisement before the actual video, so please be patient.
ECI SCORE groups and discussions are now available via Facebook. Please join us (and "like" us!) to get the latest thoughts, ideas, updates and reminders that can help you start up or grow your small business.
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Changing demographic trends are altering the American economic landscape in ways that will affect the economy for years to come. Large numbers of workers are nearing traditional retirement age, and a new generation of young, highly educated workers is poised to take their place. Check out this article from the Kauffman Foundation.
The world moves fast and if you can't keep up, your company is doomed. Here are five skills that every leader must have to run a company in today's culture. This article by Steve Tobak was published in Inc., and online business magazine, on Dec 10, 2012.
New Research Shows the Best Business Minds Make Decisions Very Differently Than We Thought. Take a look at this article from the Wall Street Journal.
here a terrific article for older entrepreneurs that are thinking about a second career. Take a look and avoid the pitfalls!