In light of recent events related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the SBDC at ICNC will be cancelling all workshops, seminars and events until further notice.

  • If you’re requesting a client consultation through the SBDC or International Trade Center (ITC), these appointments will be handled by phone or through virtual options. Please contact Merly Thomas (SBDC) merly@industrialcouncil.com or Enrique Rubio (ITC) enrique@industrialcouncil.com with any questions.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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320 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Merly Thomas 
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 

Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC


Starting Your Business in IL + GATA Pre-Award Preparation Sessions 

Understand the basic elements of starting a business in Illinois. Session will also touch on elements of entrepreneurship. Additionally, The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Pre-Award information will help you prepare to quickly act on Notice Of Funding Opportunities. This workshop will cover basic registration requirements for submitting a grant application to the state of Illinois. Fiscal and administrative risk assessments, which are required prior to grant awards, also are covered. The workshop will not provide grant writing advice nor does it address existing or future grant opportunities.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-2373 or (312)433-7656.