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Illinois Small Business Development Centers

Updated on March 24, 2013

Workshops At A SBDC Sponsored Event


Why Entrepreneurs Need Small Business Development

Entrepreneurship is the holy grail of financial independence but it's not for everyone. In order for an entrepreneur to be successful he or she needs tools. I've been an entrepreneur since 1989 and I sometimes don't even know what the right tools are for my business. The industry, as well as the business climate is always changing. When I started back in 1989 America Online (AOL) kept my customers and I connected, now we have at least dozen of ways to access each other from e-newsletters, blogs, fan pages, twitter feeds and even hubpages. Entrepreneurs have to make business decisions all the time, sometimes on the fly. It's good to have a resource like the SBDC around. One of my business mottos is to keep smart people close and the SBDC helps me fulfill it.

What are SBDC's?

Small business development centers provide management, marketing and financial counseling to small business owners. They can assist with developing business and marketing plans, as well as financial analysis and other management needs.

I highly recommend them for any business (start up or late stage). Throughout my business career I've become very familiar with how they work. I've listed the Illinois centers below along with their contact information.

Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive

Elgin, Il 60123


Waubonsee Community College

Aurora Campus

5 East Galena Blvd

Aurora, IL 60506


Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Rd

Malta, IL 60150-9699


Rock Valley College

Technical Center 3301 N Mulford Road

Rockford Il 61114


Sauk Valley Community College

173 Illinois Route #2

Dixon Il 61021


Illinois Valley Community College

815 N Orlando Smith Ave

Building 11

Oglesby Il 61348


Black Hawk College

4703 16th Street

Moline Il 61265


Maple City Bus & Tech

620 S Main Street

Monmouth Il 61462


Bradley University

141 N. Jobst Hall

1501 West Bradkley Avenue

Peoria Il 61625



214 Seal Hall

Macomb Il 61455


Lincoln Land Community College

100 N Ninth Street

Springfield, IL 62703


U of I Extension

2525 E Federal Drive

Decatur Il 62526


Danville Area Community College

28 W North Street

Danville Il 61832


IL Eastern Community College

401 E. Main St.

Olney IL 62450


Kaskaskia College

27210 College Road

Centralia IL 62801


SIU Edwardsville

200 University Pk. Dr.

Edwardsville Il 62026


SIU East St Louis

411 Broadway

Room 1010

East St Louis IL 62201


Rend Lake College

468 N Ken Gray Parkway

Ina, IL 62846-9801


SIU Carbondale

Dunn Richmond Econ Dev. Ctr.

150 East Pleasant Hill Rd

Carbondale, IL 62901


Southeastern Illinois College

303 S Commercial

Harrisburg, Il 62946


Shawnee Community College

8364 Shawnee College

Ullin, Il 62992


Asian American Alliance

222 West Cermak

Chicago Il 60616


Back of the Yards SBDC

1751 West 47th St

Chicago, IL 60609


Chicago State University/Greater Southside

9501 south King Drive

Chicago, IL 60628


18th St Deve Corp SBDC

1830 s. Carpenter

Chicago, Il 60608


Evanston Business and Technical Center

1840 Oak Avenue

Evanston, Il 60201


Greater N Pulaski Development Corp

4054 W North Avenue

Chicago, Il 60639


Harper College

Business & Professional Development

1200 W Algonquin Rd

Palatine Il 60061


Jane Addams Hull House Association

Parkway Community House

500 East 67th St

Chicago, Il 60637


Latin American Chamber of Commerce

3512 West Fullerton Ave

Chicago, Il 60647


Moraine Valley Community College

10900 S. 88th Ave

Palos Hills, IL 60465


North Business and Industrial Council

5353 W Armstrong Ave

Chicago, Il 60646


Triton College

2000 Fifth Ave

River Grove, IL 60171


Women’s Business Development Center

8 South Michigan

Chicago, Il 60603


Governors State University

College of Business

University park Il 60466


Kankakee Community college

Box 888 River Road

Kankakee Il 60901


Joliet junior College

City Center Campus

214 N Ottawa

Joliet Il 60432


College of DuPage

425 22nd Street

Glen Ellyn Il 60137


College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St

Grayslake Il 60030


Mchenry County College

8900 US Highway 14

Crystal lake, Il 60012


About the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The SBDC (Small Business Development Centers) are funded with federal, state, local and even some private funds. Although the above list only includes Illinois based operations they are located across America. Most consulting services are free of charge however some training and workshops may charge a small free. They are definitely worth checking into if you are an entrepreneur or strive to become one.


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