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Supporting Southern Illinois Small Businesses and Start-Ups

June 2020

Join us each week for Tuesday Talk @ 10 a.m.

Whether you are a seasoned business owner, a new entrepreneur, or have an idea to launch your own venture, this community is for you! Join us for Tuesday Talk featuring speakers who are at the heart of what makes Southern Illinois great.  We trust that you will be inspired by their successes, challenges, and innovative ways they are helping to move our region forward. 

The Tuesday Talk series is a live stream event at https://www.facebook.com/SIUSBDC/

Prize giveaways for live stream participants.

Tuesday, June 2: Connecting Businesses for Greater Opportunity

  • Jennifer Olson, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce
  • Jason Buehner, The Printing Plant
  • Greg Sprehe and Chris Romito, Com-Pac International, Inc.

Tuesday, June 9: Supporting Veteran-Owned Businesses

  • Tom Harness, Harness Digital Marketing
  • Allison Hasler, Dam Near Lake of Egypt Cabins 
  • John Morgan, SIU Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Tuesday, June 16: Southern Illinois Family Businesses - Father's Day Edition

  • Lance Cusumano - Cusumano and Sons, Mt. Vernon
  • Mike Beard - Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
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  • Jason Ashmore - Mayor, City of Sesser
  • Susan Odum - Extension Specialist, Community Development, University of Illinois Extension
  • Kyle Drone - Dinger Bats, Ridgway
  • Michelle Sirles - Rendleman Orchards, Alto Pass

 

Monday, June 1

Restaurant 101: Calculating Food Costs, 9-9:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

Register for this no-cost workshop at: https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/32703

Tuesday, June 2 

Retail Financial Basics - Margin & Inventory Turnover, 10-11 a.m.

Hosted by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

Register for this no-cost workshop at:https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/32699

Wednesday, June 10

SBDC Workshop: Starting Your Business in Illinois, 1-3 p.m.

Register for this no cost workshop at sbdc.siu.edu 

Thursday, June 11

Protecting Your Workforce: Industrial Hygiene Solutions Webinar, 11:30 a.m. 

Hosted by IMEC.  Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Friday, June 12

Overcoming a Crisis: an Operational Perspective Webinar, 11:30 a.m. 

Hosted by IMEC. Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Tuesday, June 16

Investigating your Security Environment and Incidents –

Fundamentals of Cyber Security Webinar Series, 1 - 2 p.m.

Hosted by IMEC. Register for this no cost workshop at https://www.imec.org/events/

Thursday, June 25

Innova*Ship Summer 2020 (VIRTUAL) Begins, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

For details or to apply, visit https://researchpark.siu.edu/

 

CHECK OUT THESE VIRTUAL EVENTS PRESENTED BY OUR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COLLEAGUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Monday, June 8

11 Legal Must-Dos for Start-Ups Preparing for Funding, 1:30 - 2 p.m.

Hosted by SEEDSPOT 

Register for this no cost webinar at https://seedspot.org/programs 

Tuesday, June 16

How Female Founders Can Innovate and Disrupt the World of Business, 10 a.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Thursday, June 18

Protecting Your Business from Fraud, 12 p.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Wednesday, June 24

A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success, 12 p.m.

Hosted by SCORE

Register for this no cost webinar at https://www.score.org/live-webinars

Wednesday, June 24

Straight Talk with Starters, 1-2 p.m.

Hosted by CO.STARTERS

Register for this no cost webinar at https://costarters.co/opportunities/