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.
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
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
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
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 sbdc@IllinoisState.edu
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.