The Vision Tree

“Start Strong. Grow Strong. Stay Strong.”

As Illinois Small Business Development Center advisors for over fifteen years, Joanne Osmond and Claudia Pannell helped hundreds of small business owners find their path to success. Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, they are dedicated to providing the best advice and resources. They are trusted business partners offering expert advice on business plans and development, loan readiness, financial, marketing, and operations. They have facilitated a variety of business workshops to sharpen the entrepreneur’s skills and have developed their own courseware and workbooks for in-person classes before turning their focus to online training and counseling.

Their most successful initiative is the development of Dynamic Strategic Planning for Small Business Owners. More information is available at

Joanne Osmond and Claudia Pannell
Pannell holds an undergraduate degree in business and a MBA from the University of Dallas. Osmond received an undergraduate degree in education from Purdue University and an MBA from Webster University.

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