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Madison County Economic Development Small Business Seminar

November 1, 2023 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)


Are you interested in starting a small business?  Do you have an existing small business that is ready to take its next steps and expand?  Let us help you from STARTUP to SUCCESSION!

This event is FREE to attend

We are bringing the experts to you.

You will hear from other small business owners about how they got started and continue to be successful.

We will be joined by Intersect Illinois as they share with you the information, resources, and services needed to make the important investment decision to start a business.

The SBDC will be on hand to share information about how they can help as well as lenders in the region that can assist you with loan programs.

We will hear about the SBA Score Business Mentoring Program.  SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow 

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will be on hand to provide information about their confidential business guidance opportunities, training, and other resources for start-ups and existing small businesses.

Archford Capital will talk about establishing financial objectives, developing a blueprint, implementing your blueprint and can provide ongoing evaluation.

There will be many informational tables so you can ask questions such as the Madison County Health Department if you are a restaurant owner or interested in opening a restaurant.

The room will be full of information that you need FROM STARTUP TO SUCCESSION!

And So Much More!


Doors open at 8:00am, networking from 8:30am-9:00am with the program starting promptly at 9:00am.


This event is FREE for attendees

Table sponsorship provides you the opportunity to share your product and/or service information with the attendees in an effort to help them start up a new business or expand and grow an existing business.  You will be provided with one 6" table and two chairs.  Please bring our own table coverings and signage. No electric provided.

Contact Information

Madison County
Details: If you have any questions contact Holly Klausing, HOME/Economic Development Program Coordinator, at or call 618-296-4247

Table Sponsorship Information:

Are you a business that has information to share that will benefit a new start up or help an existing small business expand?  We would love for you to join us and sponsor a table for your business.  You and one member of your staff may join us.  You will be provided with one 6" table and 2 chairs.  You will need to provide table coverings and signage.  No electricity provided.

If you have any questions contact Holly Klausing, HOME/Economic Development Program Coordinator, at or call 618-296-4247

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