DACC center to host seminar for small business owners

DANVILLE — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College will host a financial seminar for prospective and current small business owners in all stages of business.

The Obtaining Financing seminar will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Vermilion Advantage, 28 W. North St., Danville.

The cost is $10.

Offered in partnership with Downtown Danville Inc., the seminar will include presentations by a panel of local experts followed by a question-and-answer session.

To register, call the center at 442-7232 or sign up online at http://www.dacc.edu/sbdc.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at DACC — located in the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville — provides free one-on-one counseling to assist potential and existing small businesses in the area. The center also performs business planning, loan application development, financial analysis, marketing plan analysis, legal structure and business registration assistance and expansion advice.

For information, call Director Carol Nichols at 442-7232 or email her at sbdc@dacc.edu.

Presentations include:

Wednesday

— Credit scores and their impact on your new business, by Diana Valdez-Wilczynski of First Midwest Bank.

— Financial information needed for a business loan application, by Jeff Fauver of the First National Bank of Catlin.

— Small business administration loan programs, by Valerie Ross of the United States Small Business Administration.

— Crowdfunding, by Eric and Patty Woller of MeMe's Treat Boutique.

Thursday

— Angel investors, by Tim Hoerr of the Urbana-Champaign Angel Network.

— Financial information needed for a business loan application, by Travis Miller of Old National Bank.

— Small business administration loans/Vermilion County CDC, by Jeff Fauver of the First National Bank of Catlin.

— U.S. Department of Agriculture programs for small businesses, by Susan Petrea, area director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

— Regional Planning Commission programs, by Kathy A. Larson, economic development specialist for the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission.

Both days

— The grant myth, by Linda Bolton of Vermilion Advantage.

— Small business programs through the city of Danville, by John Dreher of the city of Danville.

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