Small Business Development

The Kishwaukee College – Small Business Development program

"Growth is never by mere chance it is the result of forces working together."

Whether you have a business or want to start a business, your ultimate goal is to grow your business. To accomplish your goal you must continually be working on your business, not just in your business. This free program will provide you with the knowledge you need to “work on” and grow your business. Register for only the classes that meet your needs.


How to Develop your Business Success Plan 

What is your business success plan? Learn how to define success and develop a business success plan through the use of SWOT analysis, Core Values, Mission Statement, Three Year Vision, and Goal Setting.  •  Wednesday, February 19
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

How to Use Financial Tools

What financial tools will you use to implement your success plan?  You will learn how to develop a three-year budget using the financial components that determine overall profitability—Sales, Cost of Goods Sold, and Operating Expenses. •  Wednesday, February 26
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

How to Strengthen your Product/Service 

What unique benefits does your product/service offer to your customers? You will learn how to identify the unique, value-added benefits that differentiate your products or services from those of your competitors through the use of market analysis techniques.  •  Wednesday, March 4
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

How to Seize the Market

What are the most effective ways to sell, promote, and distribute your products/services?   You will learn how to analyze the marketing cycle, develop your marketing objectives and align the strategies and activities needed to reach your target market by through the use of a marketing plan.  •  Wednesday, March 11
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

How to Lead the Organization

What is your role in managing the business? You will learn how to work with your team to implement your business success plan through inspired leadership, motivation, team development, effective hiring and ethical management practices.  •  Wednesday, March 18
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

How to Manage Operations & Growth 

What do your current operations systems need to support your business success plan?   Learn how to design an effective operations plan through the use key success measurements.  •  Wednesday, April 1
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Kish College, Malta  •  C1258

REGISTER NOW for these classes at no cost to you


For additional information please contact: 
Melissa Gallagher | Coordinator, Short-Term Training/Community Education 
815-825-9466 |

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