Steps to Success

Education

Increasing your business knowledge helps your business grow. You can find educational resources on Bridge in the form of blog posts, upcoming events, and information on the provider pages.

The Small Business Development Center holds regular workshops and seminars on a variety of topics from how to start your business in Illinois to using social media in your marketing plans to completing export documentation. We also publicize useful webinars and other educational offerings when we discover them. 

You should also look to providers like Parkland College, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and the University of Illinois Research Park for their educational programming. If your business is located in Champaign you can get financial assistance for eligible classes through the Small Business Incentive Program.