Business & Career Institute to Bring SCORE Small Business Workshops Back to Oak Forest

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL –South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute and SCORE have once again partnered to bring free business workshops geared for small business developers and owners. Two new workshops will be offered this fall at the college’s Oak Forest Center.

Attendees may choose to attend one or both of the workshops at no charge to help their business grow and take advantage of the networking opportunities. Registration and networking at the SCORE workshops begins at 8:45 a.m., with instruction and discussion to follow from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The upcoming workshop schedule is as follows:

Starting a Family Business?

Wednesday, October 8, 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Family businesses are similar to any other business, but when you add the family dynamic to the equation, it gets complicated.  This workshop examines advantages and disadvantages and takes a realistic look at safeguarding family relationships in a business environment. This session will guide attendees to assess first steps to journey through myths, opportunities, organizations, insurance/regulations, funding, cash management business plans and personal funding protections.

Taking Your Business Idea from Concept to Reality
Wednesdays, November 12 and 19, 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 am

Coming up with ideas is the easy part; executing the idea is the hard part! Most entrepreneurs focus more on the ideas and less on how to organize for action. This two-part series workshop includes two sessions on consecutive weeks.   The first session is intended to stimulate ideas into business actions. Attendees will learn to become a business thinker by examining and developing an action plan document. The second session the following week is an open panel discussion of selected summaries, also intended to stimulate business thinking. Attendees will learn to sell their ideas professionally, enthusiastically and concisely.

All workshops will be held at the 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, Illinois. To register by phone, please call Carmen Garcia at (708) 596-2000, extension 2663. For more information, email