Business Resources

Business Resources

These presentations provide high-level overviews of some of the latest and greatest information for the business community. These presenations are in "Prezi" format and are geared toward various stages of the business cycle including start-ups, Stage 2, and exporters.

Springboard will update the business resources on this page regularly. Watch for upcoming presentations on Red Flags, intellectual property, financial literacy, social media, and more!

Have you recently started a business? Are you thinking about opening your dream business? Learn some of the resources available from the State of Illinois and find out why it is important for entrepreneurs to create a strategy for new enterprises.

Interesting in becoming certified in Cloud computing?  Learn more about Cloud Genius certification offered by NIU.

Are you concerned about the online vulnerability of your business?  Learn about cyber security and its affects on small business.

We live and work in a global economy. There is no way around it. Learn how to mitigate your risk and what factors you should consider when participating in the global market.

Just getting started in exporting? This presentation will provide information on Harmonized System and Schedule B numbers. You'll learn what they are and why you need to understand them.

Learn more about NIU's Springboard. We offer extensive resources and connections for the business community throughout the northern Illinois region.