The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Chicagoland Chamber is funded through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The Centers have served over 1,063,416 pre-venture and existing small businesses and have assisted clients secure access to over $3.25 Billion in debt and equity business financing.
Chamber membership is not required to take advantage of SBDC services. Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources. Plus, if you need help dealing with local government, you’ve come to the right place. The Illinois SBDC at the Chicagoland Chamber has already helped 600 small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Receive assistance with:
- Business planning.
- Guidance on business financing.
- Market research and marketing plans.
- Developing new markets.
- Dealing with local government.
- Connections to additional resources.
- Import/export resources.
- Upgrading your technology tools.