Illinois SBDC Network

Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide information, no-cost confidential business guidance, training, and other resources to early-stage and existing small businesses.

About

Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide information, confidential business guidance, training, and other resources to early-stage and existing small businesses.
 
The Illinois SBDC Network also provides export assistance through our business experts within our International Trade Centers (ITC). The services provided to our clients include easy access to all sorts of information, business advice, and training to existing, new-to-export companies interested in pursuing international trade opportunities.
 
The Illinois SBDC business experts through the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) provide one-on-one business advice, 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.

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

  • Apply for a grant
  • Analyze needs
  • Apply for a loan
  • Manage books

Formalize structures

  • Certify as MBE/WBE
  • Buy or rent space
  • Register legally
  • Buy insurance
  • Secure licenses

Increase sales

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

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
Primary Contact
Ericka White
Address
555 W Monroe St
12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661