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Commercial Janitorial Systems

Terry Jones moved back to southern Illinois in spring of 2009 and quickly realized retirement was too slow-paced for his liking. At that time, he decided to brush off his business skills and open a commercial janitorial business. At this point, Jones wanted to move slowly and it has paid off nicely. Now, eighteen months later, Commercial Janitorial Systems has twelve accounts and eight employees across southern Illinois. Jones first came to the Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center in June of 2009 seeking assistance from Director, Lori Cox, about starting the business. Since Jones had not lived in the area for many years, Cox was able to assist with marketing and contact information that has benefited the company. Jones says, "I would recommend the services of the Workforce and Illinois Small Business Development Center to anyone thinking of starting a business. The knowledge of business planning and financing I received at the WISBDC would be helpful to anyone interested in starting a business." Jones can be reached for inquiries regarding Commercial Janitorial Systems at 618-313-0403. The Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center is designed to assist owners and managers of small businesses or anyone wanting to start a business. Many of the services of the Center are available at no charge. Call (618) 252-5001 to learn about upcoming events and training opportunities.