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SBDC, Signature Virtual Assistance collaborate for workshop

nelson lorieThe Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is teaming with Signature Virtual Assistance to explain how a virtual assistant can help small businesses run efficiently and grow.

sbdclogoA 60-minute workshop will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 1063 S. State Route 157 in Edwardsville.

Workshop co-host Lorie Nelson (right) has been running SVA since 2012 and specializes in working with small businesses.

“This is an opportunity business owners will not want to miss,” said Jo Ann DiMaggio May, SBDC interim director. “Chambers of Commerce are encouraged to invite their members, as well as other business-building and networking organizations.”

There is a $10 fee to attend. Reservations are requested. Call the Metro East SBDC at (618) 650-2929. Sign in will begin at 3 p.m. the day of the event.

The Metro East SBDC assists existing companies as well as new businesses headquartered in the nine-county Metro East region of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Washington, Monroe and Randolph. It is a no-cost service to the community supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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