Bradley's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship Helps Local Businesses

October 22, 2020

Bradley's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is offering a number of events and programs before 2020 comes to a close. Learn more below.

New Free Trade Agreement and Its Impact on Illinois

Friday | October 30
11 a.m. - Noon | Online
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how the newly renegotiated free trade agreement between the United States and our closest neighbors will impact Illinois. From agriculture to manufacturing, Ms. Beatriz Ramirez will discuss the improvements to the original agreement signed in 1994. To learn more, click here.

Local Business Consulting Program

Now accepting applications until December 18
Bradley's Illinois Small Business Development Center is accepting applications from local businesses that would like to participate in a faculty-led, student-run Senior Consulting Project during Bradley's spring semester (January 27 - May 12). This service is provided at no charge. When a company needs help in the areas of marketing strategy, feasibility study, strategic growth plan, or launching a new product or service, the Senior Consulting Projects Program is a great option. To learn more and/or apply, visit or email

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 related to starting a business. These virtual workshops, titled Starting Your Business in Illinois, are offered at no cost. However, registration is required. Register online, email or call 309-677-2992. Morton Community Bank is a co-sponsor of these workshops.

  • Tuesday, November 10, from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 19, from 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Thursday, December 10, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 17, from 3 - 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Tax Credit Webinar

Thursday | December 10
Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Online
To help small businesses and self-employed workers stay afloat during the COVID-19 outbreak, the IRS created new tax credits. Many businesses that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus could qualify for the new employer tax credits. Please join us for this virtual webinar featuring William Sharpe from Total Income Tax to learn more. To obtain additional information, click here.