Small Business Centers, Programs and Resources

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:

Find Illinois SBDC Centers in your area

First Stop Business Information Center

Regulatory Assistance Program

Environmental Assistance Program


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

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