Illinois Small Business Development Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 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 promote 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


Upcoming Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo


Tuesday November 18, 8:30-10:30a.m.


The Small Business & Entrepreneur Resource Expo is FREE, but advance registration is required.

To register email Dianna at dtuftie@ncicg.org or call (815)-433-5830.

Click here for more information:  BusinessExpo  


See this years 2014 Breakfast of Champions Awardees:

Click here for PDF version

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Who is recognized on the Class of 2014?

View the Class 2014 40 Under Forty Biographies

40 Under Forty Class of 2014

 The Small Business Development Center has recently released the names of the 40 of the region’s top entrepreneurs and intraprenuers.

This year’s class of 40 Under Forty honorees will join a highly-respected group that includes 120 previous winners.

All honoree nominations were accompanied by letters of recommendation from nominators that know the honoree from employment or volunteer organizations. Nominees are 39 years old or younger as of December 31, 2014, live or work in Bureau, La Salle, Marshall, or Putnam Counties. The honorees are involved in their communities and show the potential to be a leader in the business community during the next decade.

In November of 2011, the Illinois Small Business Development Center showcased the region’s first class of the next generation of movers and shakers, many of whom have risen to leadership positions in the community today.

Click here to view the Previous Winners

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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