Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee

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Small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial counseling. We offer FREE one-on-one counseling and a wide variety of events and workshops to help make your business a success. Whether you are just thinking of starting a business, or have been in business for years, we can help you navigate the challenges of running a successful business.

If you are thinking about starting a business, our Business Plan Start-Up Guide (pdf) can help you answer some basic questions and get a feel for what's involved in creating a business plan. We're here to guide you through the steps from idea to small business ownership. Check out our FAQs (pdf).

If you are a small business owner, finding affordable expertise to help you manage all aspects of your business and achieve growth can be challenging. The Illinois SBDC offers counseling and resources to help you:

  • Perform a financial checkup
  • Troubleshoot management issues
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Evaluate technology options
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Plan growth strategies
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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