Navigating Entrepreneurship

Tue, Sep 26, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With so much information out there for entrepreneurs, how do you know where to start or what to focus on?

There is no one-size-fits-all blueprint for entrepreneurship. To find your path and strategically build and develop your business, join us for an interactive workshop and learn how to identify:

  • Your "why" within entrepreneurship,
  • How to justify your product or service within your specific industry, and
  • Your next steps to get to your goals.

About the Presenter: Madeleine Wolske is the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the Champaign County Economic Development Center. She works one-on-one with entrepreneurs wanting to reach their full potential. She aims to foster collaborative and inclusive learning opportunities and increase awareness of resources existing in Champaign County for underserved community members wanting to start or grow their business. Madeleine has been working for the Champaign-Urbana entrepreneurial community for the past eight years and was previously the Business Librarian at Champaign Public Library.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Champaign County EDC is part of America’s Small Business Development Center Network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States. The goal of the network is to help new entrepreneurs achieve their goals, and to assist existing businesses in staying successful in the complex marketplace locally, regionally, and globally.

Our team of experts can help make sure your business has the foundation for success. Whether you are looking to strengthen an existing business, formulate a succession plan, or get a new business off the ground, the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC is here to provide advice, resources, and support – all at no cost to you. Think of us as a valuable member of your team.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the  U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, with additional support provided by EDC of Decatur and Macon County and the Midwest Inland Port.

Start + Grow Your Business Series:

Starting or growing your business?

Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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