SBDC Webinar: Allies for Community Business (A4CB) Small Business Loan Programs


The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC is partnering with Allies for Community Business (A4CB) to share funding possibilities for your business. In this webinar, attendees will hear from A4CB CEO, Brad McConnell. Brad will cover an overview of current capital opportunities for small business owners, what's required to apply for a…

SBDC Webinar: Email Marketing Essentials


Presenter: Clanin Marketing You may have heard the importance of email marketing but where should you start? In this workshop, we will discuss popular email marketing platforms, creative ways to grow your list, opt-in forms, email design, open rates, and many other best practices to help you get started. The webinar will be approximately 45…


SBDC Webinar: Understanding the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Pre-Award Process


Presented By: Don Elmore, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC   Be prepared for grant opportunities! The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) provides uniform guidance for all State of Illinois grant programs. All grant applicants and grantees must comply with GATA grant requirements, which includes the following steps…

SBDC Webinar: Instagram Reels & Ads


Presenter: Clanin Marketing Looking to explore your creative side on Instagram? Join us for our Instagram Reels & Ads webinar as we explore this new feature and ways to use it for your business. Learn how to record, edit, promote, and share your creative 15-second clips with your followers. Let's take your Instagram presence to…

EDC/SBDC Webinar: OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)


Presented By: Champaign-Urbana attorney Lorna Geiler, shareholder at Meyer Capel For employers with more than 100 employees, unvaccinated employees must begin wearing masks by December 5, 2021, and undergo weekly COVID-19 tests, beginning January 4, 2022, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard ( The standard applies to businesses…