Bradley's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship Continues to Help Local Businesses Succeed

February 3, 2021

Bradley's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is offering a number of upcoming events and programs. To learn more, read below.

Government Contracting Webinar

Wednesday | February 10
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Bradley is offering a training webinar for those considering government contracting. The content will enhance basic understanding of the procurement process and introduce resources to help determine when a customer is a good fit for your business. The webinar will also discuss a no-cost bid matching service, necessary vendor registrations (at all governmental levels: SAM, IPG, etc.) and tools such as small business certifications. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. To learn more or to register, click here.


Small Business Workshops

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley is offering a number of upcoming workshops that will help attendees learn important steps and tips for starting a business. These virtual workshops, titled Starting Your Business in Illinois, are offered at no cost. Register or join online using the links below. For questions, email sybil@bradley.edu or call 309.677.2992. Morton Community Bank is a co-sponsor of these workshops.

  • Thursday, February 11, from 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Tuesday, February 23, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. [Join Here]

Cybersecurity Webinar

Thursday | February 11
3 - 4 p.m. | Online
Businesses have had cybersecurity threats for many years. However, the threat has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable since they often lack the knowledge and resources to ensure they are aligned with best practices in cybersecurity safety. During this webinar, Assistant Professor Jake Young, founder of the Foster College of Business Center for Cybersecurity, will instruct participants on how to minimize cyber threats. This webinar will also provide background information about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and introduce a free cybersecurity self-assessment tool. There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required. To learn more or to register, click here.


U.S.-China Trade Webinar

Thursday | February 18
Noon - 1 p.m. | Online
Business organizations and state governments have a role to play in shaping the future U.S.-China trade relationship. Whether it’s attracting Chinese investment to states such as Illinois or opening China’s markets to our product and service exports, the China market is too dynamic to leave important policy decisions to others. During this webinar, Ambassador Craig Allen will discuss several ways Central Illinois can benefit from a thoughtful approach to China’s rise as a superpower rival to the U.S. This event is $25 per registrant. To learn more or to register, click here.

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