Small Business Centers, Programs and Resources

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  1. Article number 1 - Illinois Small Business Development Center (Illinois SBDC)
  2. Article number 2 - Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC)
  3. Article number 3 - Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Illinois PTAC)
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois Small Business Environment Assistance Program

Whether you employ two people or 102, your business needs a strong network behind you to succeed. And that’s where Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) come in. Illinois SBDC Centers partner with well-respected business development organizations and educational institutions to assist you in maximizing your potential to grow and attract investors. Let SBDCs connect you to the experts, tools and opportunities that translate into endless possibilities.




Click below for Small Business Centers near you and information on programs and resources for starting your new business:


For information on access to capital, business locations, exporting, research space and more visit:

For more information contact:
First Stop Business Information Center
Illinois Department of Commerce
Staff are currently working remotely and inquiries should be directed to email for fastest service.  Response to Voicemail will be delayed.

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