Upcoming Bradley Events to Help Small Businesses

March 31, 2019

The Process of Becoming Certified & Why
Thursday | April 4
2:45 - 5 p.m. | Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IPTAC) at Bradley is offering a free workshop titled What is the Process of Becoming Certified and Why. This event will help participants learn how to market and leverage certifications for the growth of their business. The workshop is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To learn more/register, visit www.bradley.edu/certseries. SCORE Peoria is co-sponsoring the event.

Starting a Business in Illinois
Tuesday | April 9
3 - 5 p.m. | PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Bradley is offering a workshop titled Starting a Business in Illinois. This workshop is free to the public; however, registration is required to accommodate seating. Register online or email sabil@bradley.eduMorton Community Bank is co-sponsoring the event.
 
Lender Forum
Wednesday | April 10
9 a.m. - Noon | PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Bradley is offering a lender forum. Lenders will learn about the guaranty fee reductions, business and industry loan guarantee as well as REAP grants. This workshop is free and open to lenders only. Registration is required. Please direct any questions to 309.677.2992.

HUBZone & Government Contracting
Tuesday | April 16 
8 a.m. - Noon | Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IPTAC) at Bradley is hosting a live streaming informational workshop to promote, educate and provide resources to small businesses eligible to participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). This event, HUBZone and Government Contracting, is open to the public at no cost. Seating is limited to 20; therefore, pre-registration is required. To learn more/register, call 309.677.3297 or visit https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/30987.
 
Business Enterprise Program (BEP) & Veteran Business Program (VBP)
Thursday | April 18
2:45 - 5 p.m. | Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IPTAC) at Bradley is offering a free workshop titled Take Advantage of Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and Veteran Business Program (VBP). Attendees will learn the program's eligibility requirements, the application process and how to gain access to the State of Illinois’ procurement process. Pre-registration is required. To learn more/register, visit www.bradley.edu/certseriesSCORE Peoria is co-sponsoring the event.
 
Small Business Innovation Research
Tuesday | April 23
10 a.m. - Noon | Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Room 303)
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IPTAC) at Bradley is co-sponsoring a free workshop titled Small Business Innovation Research. This event will help participants gain information and insight on how to prepare a strong proposal. There will be optional individual meetings to discuss research and proposal ideas. To learn more/register, visit go.illinois.edu/SBIR_JUMP.
 
Starting a Business in Illinois
Thursday | April 25
3 - 5 p.m. | Fondulac Bank (Folepi Room)
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Bradley is offering a workshop titled Starting a Business in Illinois. This workshop is free to the public; however, registration is required to accommodate seating. To learn more/register, visit bradley.edu/turner/sabil/ or email sabil@bradley.eduMorton Community Bank is co-sponsoring the event.