The Business Navigator Alliance of Clark, Coles, Crawford, Edgar, Effingham and Moultrie Counties continues providing a series of webinars to assist businesses in the region in accessing resources that can help stimulate recovery and provide support as the economy rebounds from the pandemic.
The second webinar in the series will provide business owners with a roadmap to navigating programs and resources the State of Illinois has made available to help businesses reach the next level.
The webinar was held Thursday, February 24 at 2 PM with Don Elmore from the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) who explained how SBDCs work with businesses in early stages of development by offering business information and support. SBDCs assist businesses in a one-on-one environment with business advice and management assistance, business plan development, marketing assistance, assistance accessing financial resources, and specialized service in technology, innovation and entrepreneurial development.
Kala Lambert with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) also shared business support offered at the next stage of business development which includes funding opportunities, job creation support, tax-based incentives, and other resources for start-up and existing Illinois businesses.