ISBDC to host minority entrepreneurship workshop Dec. 5

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, located in Montgomery Hall, will host an Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship Business Workshop tomorrow, Dec. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The free workshop is sponsored by the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The workshop is designed to instruct new business start-ups and individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. Registration is available at https://adme-dec5.eventbrite.com or call 786-4530.

ISBDC to host minority entrepreneurship workshop Dec. 5

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, located in Montgomery Hall, will host an Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship Business Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The free workshop is sponsored by the Office of Minority Economic Empowerment of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The workshop is designed to instruct new business start-ups and individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. Registration is available at https://adme-dec5.eventbrite.com or call 786-4530.

In the news

Kevin Lust, director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, was interviewed May 7 for an upcoming article in the Springfield Business Journal regarding services offered through ISBDC.

Congratulations, Kevin Lust!

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, was chosen as the Sangamon CEO 2017 Person of the Year. Kevin received the honor, voted on by class members, at their graduation breakfast May 19.

The ISBDC at LLCC hosted Sangamon CEO March 22 for talks by three local entrepreneurs who were assisted by ISBDC, and May 4 for an address by Governor Bruce Rauner.

Sangamon CEO is a group of high school seniors who meet prior to the regular school day at various businesses and organizations to learn how to become entrepreneurs and creative thinkers who contribute to the economic development, innovation and sustainability of Sangamon County.

ISBDC at LLCC observes national SBDC day by training the next generation of local entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 22 was National Small Business Development Day. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC welcomed the Sangamon CEO high school class of aspiring entrepreneurs to learn about starting and growing a business from ISBDC Director Kevin Lust and local entrepreneurs Chuck Jackson of I.D. Signs, Kim Leistner Root of Springfieldmoms.org, and Billy Williams of CTI Fiber.

ISBDC client opens doors to new business

croweshoes-17Carlinville entrepreneurs Holly and Adam Crowe, who have been working with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC to get their business started, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 17, for the opening of their new store Crowe Boot & Shoe Co.

Crowe Boot & Shoe Co. is at 218 West Main Street in Carlinville and officially opened for business on Wednesday. Pictured at the ribbon-cutting are owners Holly and Adam Crowe with their son and daughter, Mayor Deanna Demuzio, ISBDC at LLCC Director Kevin Lust, along with family, friends, and neighboring business owners.

ISBDC at LLCC moves to Springfield campus

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) moves Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Montgomery Hall on LLCC’s Springfield campus.

The ISBDC at LLCC offers consulting services and programs for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Most of the services and programs provided by the ISBDC are offered at no cost to the client.

ISBCD’s hours of operation of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will remain the same as at its previous location of #8 Old State Capitol Plaza in downtown Springfield. The Center’s new phone number is 217.786.4530 and its webpage remains at www.llcc.edu/sbdc.

“Our address has changed but our mission has not,” said ISBDC at LLCC Director Kevin Lust. “We will continue to provide guidance for business growth, whether for startups, or those already in business. We’re here to help.”

The new location offers the ISBDC ample office space with free parking for clients, Springfield Mass Transit District bus service, and access to the resources of the college including the library and computer labs. LLCC students will also be close to the resources of the ISBDC as they complete coursework and perhaps look to start their own businesses.

Lust said a schedule of “Starting Your Business in Illinois” workshops will be announced soon. The free workshops are designed for prospective business owners and provide information about preparing a business plan, financing a business, legal forms, registering a business name and taxes.

Lunchtime visitor near ISBDC!

Kevin Lust, director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, snapped this photo of President Barack Obama as left the Feed Store with a carryout order yesterday near the ISBDC in downtown Springfield.

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