Small Business Development Centers

Helping small business in a big way

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University (SBDC) was established in March 2005 to help entrepreneurs start a new business or expand or improve existing business. The Illinois SBDC offers one-on-one confidential counseling for all phases of business activities.

Illinois Small Business Development Centers

''Experts, networks, and tools to transform your business"

Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide information, confidential business guidance, training and other resources to early stage and existing small businesses.

Illinois International Trade Centers (lTC) provide information, counseling and training to existing, new to-export companies interested in pursuing international trade opportunities.

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) provide one­ on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses that are interested in selling their products and/or services to local, state, or federal government agencies.

Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialty (TIES) ten SBDC locations help Illinois businesses, entrepreneurs and citizens to succeed in a changing economy by: developing the skills of their workers; promoting safe and healthy workplaces; assisting in the commercialization of new technologies; and providing access to modernizing technologies and practices.

Illinois Small Business Development Center Locations map

Northeast Region Centers

Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee Community College

18 S.River St.

Aurora , IL 60506-4178


Illinois SBDC, PTAC, and lTC at North Business & Industrial Council (NORBIC)

8420 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, 1020

Chicago, IL 60631


Illinois SBDC at Duman Entrepreneurship Center - JVS Chicago

216 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 700

Chicago , IL 60606-6921


Illinois SBDC at Duman Entrepreneurship Center- North Side

3525 W Peterson Avenue, Suite 400

Chicago , IL 60659


Illinois SBDC and lTC at Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

320 N. Damen Ave. Suite 100

Chicago , IL 60612

SBDC 312/421 -3941

ITC 312/433-7656

Illinois SBDC at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration

815 West Van Buren, Suite 400

Chicago , IL 60607


Illinois SBDC and lTC at Governors State University College of Business

Room 3300 University Park, IL



Illinois SBDC at Bethel New Life

1140 N. Lamon

Chicago, IL 60651

773/473-7870 X 185

Illinois SBDC at Chicago State University

9501 South King Drive, BHS 601

Chicago , IL 60628-1598


Illinois SBDC at Joseph Center

7600 West Roosevelt Rood Forest Park , IL 60130-2273


Illinois SBDC at Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive Bldg. E, Suite E 105

Elgin, IL 60123-7193


Illinois SBDC at McHenry County College

4100 West Shamrock Lane

McHenry , IL 60050-8272


Illinois SBDC at Harper College

Harper Professional Building

650 East Higgins Road, Suite IBN

Schaumburg , IL 60173


Illinois SBDC at Joliet Junior College

1215 Houbolt Road

Joliet, IL 60431


Illinois SBDC and PTAC at Women's Business Development Center

8 South Michigan, Suite 400

Chicago, IL 60603-3302

SBDC 312/853-34 77, ext.280

PTAC 312/853-3477, ext. 530

For more information please contact the Business Information Center 800-252-2923

Illinois SBDC and PTAC at Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

855 W. Adams, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60607


Illinois SBDC and PTAC and lTC at College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street, Room T-302

Grayslake, IL 60030-1198

SBDC 847/543-2033

PTAC 847/543-2025

Illinois SBDC, lTC, and PTAC at College of DuPage

2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201

Lisle, IL 60532


Illinois SBDC at Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive

Kankakee, IL 60901-6505


Illinois SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

410 N. Michigan Avenue

Suite 900

Chicago, IL 60611


Illinois SBDC at New Covenant CDC

1111 S. Homan Ave.- 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60624



If you haven't owned a business before, we request that you attend our free introductory seminar entitled "Starting Your Business in Illinois." This informative two-hour session covers all the basics: legal structure, business registration, business plans, and financing. After attending the session, participants are welcome to meet one-on-one with a business consultant.

If you're already in business you may begin your Illinois Small Business Development Center experience with a confidential one-on-one meeting with a consultant. Be prepared to receive homework!

To schedule an appointment or sign up for "Starting Your Business in Illinois" call 309-438-3610 or email


Our office is open during regular office hours, but special arrangements can be made for evening appointments if necessary. Appointments can also be scheduled at a client business site upon request.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University (SBDC) is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois State University College of Business. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.