Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops.

On this page you’ll find instructor-led training offered in a SCORE office or online. You can also find interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies.

Workshop presenters are practicing professionals including accountants, professors, lawyers, bankers, insurance and business managers in the Peoria community. Additional facilitators are SCORE mentors who have years of industry and business experience.


Upcoming Live Webinar

SBA 504 Loan Program:  What Companies Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University is collaborating with Illinois Business Financial Services (IBFS) to discuss the SBA 504 Loan Program and how small businesses can take advantage. IBFS operates as a licensed Community Development Company (CDC) working with small businesses throughout the state of Illinois looking to expand and grow their existing businesses.
IBFS has been packaging and preparing loan requests for the Small Business Administration (SBA) for over 40 years since establishing their headquarters in Peoria, beginning operations in 1981. Since that time, IBFS has helped hundreds of small businesses realize their dreams of taking their businesses to the next level through expansion or construction of new and existing real estate and/or large pieces of equipment.

Who should attend:  Small businesses interested in alternative commercial loan options. Commercial lenders are welcome to attend.
Advantages of an SBA 504 Loan:  Low/fixed interest rates, Reduced down payment
How can your business use an SBA 504 Loan:  Expanding/growing your business, Innovation, Equipment purchases.

Our Speaker will be Kyle King is a Business Development Lead with Illinois Business Financial Services.

This event is provided by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University
and the Illinois Business Financial Services and is co-sponsored by SCORE Peoria.

Please join us in finding out how your business would qualify.
There is No Cost to Attend; however, registration is required.


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