• Elgin Area Small Business Academy
  • Elgin Area Small Business Academy

  • Sharing Experience For YOUR Business Success!

    If you are thinking of starting your own business or if you have been in business for less than five years, then you are in the right place! 

    The Elgin Area Small Business Academy will provide you with small business ownership fundamentals and assist you in expanding your network of contacts to help grow your business. 

    Through interactive workshops, networking and sharing environment the EASBA seeks to create a supportive community of motivated entrepreneurs and small business owners and business managers who are interested in starting and/or taking their businesses to the next level.

    Gain powerful insights from seasoned small business professionals on:

    • Reasons for Starting a Business

    • Marketing & Advertising

    • Sales Strategies

    • Operations

    • Management

    Join us at one or all of the FREE to ALL Businesses small business workshops below.



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  • We're so proud to be a member of this community, and enormously appreciative of the hard work the chamber has done to help local businesses. You're an invaluable resource, and one we're thankful for! - Midwest Bone & Joint Institute 

    You are doing a GREAT JOB supporting local business. Your proactive communication and support is REALLY APPRECIATED. 

    Thank You!!
    Jenny Redisi,
    Cafe Roma 

    I learned so much about how to build my business from the ground up from business owners who presented to the Elgin Area Chamber’s Small Business Academy, along with incredible networking. Thank you, EAC!

    Amanda Garcia, Principal                  ColorWord Creative



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  • Thank You to Our Small Business Academy Sponsor


    We offer Free Business Consultations so Come By and See Us!

    Do you have questions about…

    • Starting a business or thinking about starting one?
    • Developing your business plan?
    • Marketing and sales planning?
    • Accounting or tax advice?
    • Securing financing?
    • Managing your growth?

    Meet with an experienced business consultant who can help you with your business. Local and confidential!
    Schedule an appointment by calling the Chamber at 847-741-5660, stopping by at 31 S Grove or contact us.