Small Business


Regional competition for the 2008 Innovate Illinois Business competition was hosted by the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship , Bradley’s Technology Commercialization Center and PeoriaNEXT.

Electronic SED Filing Now Mandatory

U.S. exporters must now file their Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) electronically through the Automated Export System (AES). The requirement was made mandatory July 2, 2008 with an additional 90 days extension through to September 30.

Business and Social Networks

Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and blogs are the places to find new consumers. Social networks have made a meteoric rise in popularity over the past 5 years. Facebook claims over 100 millions active users in just 4 and one-half years of existence.