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WHERE GREAT MINDS AND BIG IDEAS CONNECT The Office of Innovation and Economic Development (OIED) has been SIU’s primary business and community development outreach arm for over 30 years. Since the launch of our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 1985, we have helped strengthen the region’s economy by supporting and training its entrepreneurs. COME TO THESE FALL EVENTS! HOST: SIU Office of Innovation and Economic Development SEPTEMBER Free Friday @ The Incubator, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grub Club Monthly Luncheon, 12 – 1 p.m. Connect with innovators and entrepreneurs while enjoying free access to incubator’s co-working space, facility tour, and business development services. For details visit incubator.siu.edu/calendar. The SBDC focuses on business start-up and expansion, business consulting, conventional financing, and entrepreneurship training. Last year, the SBDC: 11 • Advised 287 clients and provided 1,380 hours of consulting • Helped 25 entrepreneurs create new businesses • Advised 12 business during their expansion • Helped create 80 jobs and retain 114 jobs • Leveraged $1,523,095 of owner investment to $3,950,305 of loans and equity investment • Held 22 business management training sessions OCTOBER FIND OUT ALL THE WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU SUCCEED. SCHEDULE A NO-COST, CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT AT THE SBDC. TBA Lunch & Learn: Marijuana in the Workplace, 12 – 1 p.m. In partnership with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and Illinois SBDC at SIU. RSVP required at sbdc.siu.edu. 20 Starting a Business in Illinois Workshop, 9 – 11 a.m. 24 SIU Student Elevator Pitch Competition, 6 p.m. 25 With the addition of the Small Business Incubator in 1990 and the SIU Research Park in 2001, we have been advancing research and innovation plus increasing technology jobs in southern Illinois. Our new Center for Innovation facility is scheduled to launch this fall! CALL 618.536.2424 OR VISIT SBDC.SIU.EDU 6 LOCATION (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED): Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center 1740 Innovation Drive, Carbondale, IL 8 10 Basics of starting a business, legal structures, licenses and permits, financing and more. Sign up at sbdc.siu.edu. $3000 in prizes. For details visit incubator.siu.edu. Veteran’s Business Roadshow, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Are you a veteran and have questions about starting or growing a business? For details visit sbdc.siu.edu. LAUNCH 2019, 1 – 4:30 p.m. For details visit launch.siu.edu. SIU Technology and Innovation Expo, Chicago, IL, For details visit tie.siu.edu. Grand Opening: New Center for Innovation! Grand Opening: New Center for Innovation creative space at One Innovation Place.

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