Illinois Small Business Development Center

at Illinois Valley Community College

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Illinois Valley Community College offers  free one-on-one business

counseling services to future entrepreneurs and established business owners.  If you own a business or are thinking of starting a business,

the SBDC can help you. Call us at 815-224-0212 for more information or to schedule an appointment please Click here:

All services are confidential and are available to assist clients in achieving their goals. Our goal is to see your business grow. 

ISBDC's professional business services include:

  • Evaluate your current marketing activities  identify additional resources to aid in promoting your business.
  • Review Business plans and provide feedback
  • Analyze Financial Statements and help address financial challenges in your business.
  • Review Management and Operational procedures and provide suggestions for best practices. 

 To request an appointment, click here OR Call 815.224.0212

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Jill Salzman
Guest Speaker: Jill Salzman

Started: The Founding Moms and tenant at 1871(Chicago coworking space)
Click here to Learn more about Jill Salzman

            The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock Startups are hosting a noon luncheon Thursday, July 31 at Deer Park Country Club, Oglesby, featuring speaker Jill Salzman.

Salzman will speak about the benefits co-working spaces provide and discuss her own experiences at 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. Salzman credits 1871 for her success by providing co-work space and the expertise needed to start her first digital business, The Founding Moms. The Founding Moms connects mom entrepreneurs around the globe.

Salzman was recently named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech and a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer. After graduating from Brown University and law school, she started Paperwork Media LLC, a music management firm. She went on to create The Bumble Brand, LLC, which developed and sold Bumble Bells, audible ankle wear for infants. She sold the business in 2011.

Advance reservation is required; call (815) 224-0212. Tickets are $30 and include a buffet lunch.

Doors Open/Buffet Available at 11:30am/Presentation at 12 Noon


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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity  and hosted by the Illinois Valley Community College