Entrepreneurial Support Program at UIC

The Entrepreneurial Support Program at UIC helps Chicagoland entrepreneurs, both on and off UIC campus to succeed in business!


For over 30 years, the College of Business Administration at UIC has opened doors for aspiring business owners.


Through the Entrepreneurial Support Program, we help new and established business owners start, scale and succeed in business! We work with you to find and access the tools and resources to build a prosperous venture. We work with Chicagoland entrepreneurs, both on and off UIC campus.


Services Provided

Capture wealth

  • Plan for succession
  • Update pitch deck

Develop ideas

  • Define products
  • Establish goals
  • Create forecast
  • Create business plan
  • Price products

Find financing

  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan
  • Apply for a grant
  • Evaluate equity

Formalize structures

  • Buy or rent space
  • Buy insurance

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
  • Draft staff manual

Increase sales

  • Establish online
  • Update business plan
  • Develop partners
  • Improve marketing
  • Update forecast

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
  • Write handbook
Primary Contact
Steve Bob
601 S Morgan St
2513 University Hall MC 75
Chicago, IL 60123