Mandatory Workshops

Due to the popularity and high demand for small business assistance, the American Rescue Plan Act BOOST program funds have been exhausted.  The remaining 2023 BOOST Workshops (Tier 1 and Tier 2) classes  have been cancelled and no additional program applications are being accepted.  


We sincerely appreciate the support and engagement of all participants.



All program applicants are required to attend one or both workshops.   Entrepreneurs are required to attend Tier 1 & 2 workshops, while current business owners are required to attend the Tier 2 workshop.  Tier 1 is optional for current business owners.  At a minimum, workshops will be conducted in person, recorded (for remote education review and marketing purposes) and instructed in two prominent fluent languages, English and Spanish, simultaneously in two classrooms.   Tier 1 and Tier 2 Workshops shall be conducted at least six times a (calendar) year. BOOST Picture Moline Downtown Aerial

Attendees are required to pre-register for the monthly classes.  In the event that a request is not received for a Spanish speaking class, it will not be offered during that schedule month.  The Saturday Workshops shall be held at Western Illinois University, Riverfront Hall,  3300 River Drive, Moline, IL  61265   

 The B.O.O.S.T. education workshop(s) is required prior to submitting your application for consideration.  On-line registration is required to attend and class sizes are limited.   There is no cost to attend the workshops.  On-line registration will be cut-off the Wednesday prior to scheduled (Saturday) workshop or once the slots are full.  All workshops will offered in English and Spanish.  Please check the appropriate box when registering.  Attendees are encourage to bring their laptops/tablets.