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Illinois’ Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network assists pre-venture entrepreneurs with launching their new business ventures and provides guidance to existing businesses to help them grow and expand.

With 35 locations throughout the state, Illinois’ SBDCs provide one-on-one confidential business advice at no charge for business plan development, financing, marketing, regulatory compliance information, and more. Existing businesses looking to expand into new markets can find that assistance at specialized centers with expertise in the areas of seeking government contracting opportunities, accessing international trade and export markets, as well as assistance for technology based and high-growth potential companies.

For more information, please contact the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Business Information Center toll-free helpline at 1–800–252–2923 or visit Illinois Small Biz.