Certificate in Small Business Management (CISBM)

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University is again offering the popular Certificate in Small Business Management this fall. Each Tuesday until November 22, members of the central Illinois small business community will learn about issues in business management, human resources, legal issues, marketing, and finance. The course imparts real, practical knowledge that the small business owner can learn in the morning and implement in the afternoon. For more information, contact Ken Klotz at (309) 677-2992 or e-mail us.

State of Illinois Certificate in International Business (CIB)

The State of Illinois Certificate in International Business is being offered on five alternating Fridays this fall in Chicago. This executive-level course is designed for those new to international business as well as seasoned practitioners and will also be a training course for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE CGBP) credentialing exam. There are forty hours of classroom sessions at the JR Thompson Center in downtown Chicago and an additional twenty hours of work outside the classroom. The course has also been designated an SBA Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) and is co-sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. For more information, visit or contact the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University at (309) 677-3075 or e-mail us.


State Representative Keith Sommer talks with East Peoria Mayor Chuck Dobbelaire (Left) and Morton Mayor Norm Durflinger (Right) during a July 19, 2005 event hosted by Rep. Sommer at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Morton. The event provided information to area businesses about government programs available to help businesses grow. The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jim Foley, John Kolmer, Ken Klotz, and Ross Miller spoke on the SBDC and ITC/NOC programs.


Jim Foley of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship's International Trade Center speaking at the July 18th event hosted by Rep Sommer at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Morton, IL.