Above: During a visit from the Extreme Entrepreneurship tour, a UIS student speaks with a presenter.
When asked why they want to start a business, most people say independence. They are tired of working for other people. They have a wonderful product.
How hard could it be to start a business?
In classes offered through the Center for Entrepreneurship, professors make it their business to show just how challenging starting a business can be. You can support the efforts of the Center for Entrepreneurship through your gifts. Donate
To do so, professors bring in people from the Springfield community who have tried to start a business—some successful and some still trying—and lets students talk with them.
In this way, students are able to combine the theoretical content of their books with what happens in practice, and students leave the class with no misconceptions about starting a business. For those willing to try, they also leave with a much greater chance of success.
Besides classes, the Center for Entrepreneurship does research through the Center for Entrepreneurship—such as a survey on current attitudes, challenges, and successes of Springfield area business people—and provides resources for local area businesses, assisting economic development in this way.
Look around you—would you like a new business in that empty building, that storefront, that vacant office? The Center for Entrepreneurship can help entrepreneurs make that happen, and through these new business owners add vigor, energy, and prosperity to the communities we serve.
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