Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois
The Illinois SBDC is funded in part through a
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
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If you are interested in starting your own business, the SBDC is the place to start.  Our training programs will provide you with the right information to make the best decisions.

Small business? Get the (tax) credits you deserve! 

If you are a Small Employer:

• with fewer than 25 full time equivalent employees
• pay an average annual wage of less than $50,000
• and pay a portion of health insurance costs

Attend our NO COST lunch and learn to understand the Affordable Care Act and how it affects your business!

When: November 21, 2014| 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: EIGERlab (605 Fulton Ave., Rockford)
Deadline to Register: November 13, 2014

Register now!

Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur?
Do you want to be your own boss?  Having an idea to start your own business is the easy part.  Gaining the knowledge to become a successful entrepreneur is a challenging path to pursue.  Join us for a couple hours monthly to arm yourself with an overview of the knowledge and skills you need before you jump into the life of an entrepreneur. This workshop is also available in spanish on the first Thursday of every month.

Click here for a class schedule or to register.


Self-Employment Training

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Accounting with Computer Software
Quickbooks Level 1 
Learn the basics of this powerful financial management software program for small business.  Topics include:  plan and create a new company, work with opening balances and balance sheet reports, work with customer and vendor transactions, and bank with Quickbooks.  We recommend that you have basic computer skills.  Purchase text at RVC bookstore.  Bring a flash drive to class.

Call Rock Valley College Community & Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 to register.

Quickbooks Level 2
Same text book is used for Level 1 and 2.  Topics for level 2 include:  inventory, payroll, job costing, time tracking, designating classes, reports, graphs and balance sheet accounts.  Bring a flash drive to class.

Call Rock Valley College Community & Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 to register.

Individual Counseling
The SBDC counselors are highly experienced in all aspects of start up businesses.  We would be happy to sit down with you for an individual counseling session to learn about your concept and connect you with the right resources to get started.

Click here to register.

U.S. Small Business Administration Rock Valley College