Bradley Helps Local Businesses Succeed

April 28, 2022

Bradley University's Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is offering a number of events and programs next month to help local small businesses succeed.

Starting Your Business in Illinois Workshop

Wednesday | May 4 | 3 - 5 p.m. | Online
Wednesday | May 11 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Online
Wednesday | May 25 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Online
This workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn all the components of starting a successful business in Illinois. Participants will get a realistic view of the requirements to start a business and the resources available to support a new venture. While attending this two-hour workshop, at no cost, they will learn how to get their business name registered, where to obtain a tax ID number, which legal form to choose, business planning, taxes, financing options and much more! These events are sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley and co-sponsored by Morton Community Bank. After registering, participants will receive an email confirmation containing the link to the workshop. For questions, contact

Taking the Mystery out of Export Success in Thailand

Thursday | May 5
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Online
Thailand has long been considered a mysterious land of adventure worthy of an exotic vacation of a lifetime. This perception may feed into companies’ hesitancy to prioritize it as an export destination for their products and services. However, in reality, Thailand is a well-established trade partner where people are familiar with and value quality U.S. products and services. According to the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. is Thailand’s top source of exports, and it’s our 25th largest export destination. This webinar will provide you with information to succeed in this rapidly modernizing economy. First, we’ll hear from the U.S. Commercial Service post at our embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, to provide on-the-ground updates and information on available resources. Next, the owner of a company that has been successfully conducting business in Thailand for over forty years will share insights and strategies for the local market.

Singapore: The Gateway to Export Success in Asia

Monday | May 16
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Online
As a major historical trading hub due to its strategic location on the Strait of Malacca, Singapore has long been considered a gateway to trade with Southeast Asia and the greater region. Today, its outward-looking, export-oriented economic policy that encourages a two-way flow of trade and investment makes this multicultural, cosmopolitan city-state an important economic gateway between East and West. As a result, Singapore is often a company’s first step into the region, enabling it to leverage it as a base to build experience, consumer insights and solutions for Asia and beyond. However, does this mean that Singapore is right for your company? Event speakers, a commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore and the managing director of a market entry consultancy firm headquartered in Singapore, will help participants answer this question as they share their expertise in assisting U.S. companies find success in selling their products and services in this dynamic market.