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Meet the IL SBDC at Waubonsee

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee is dedicated to providing services that facilitate entrepreneurship. Counseling is available in English and Spanish at all Waubonsee Campus locations by appointment. At the SBDC office, clients have access to an assortment of helpful literature including our small business library. Computer workspace and internet access are also available by appointment.

Harriet Parker PortraitHarriet Parker is Manager of the Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee Community College. Ms. Parker has over 20 years experience managing successful start-up businesses, where she has played a key role designing and marketing software products that are in use nationwide today. In addition to her role with the Illinois SBDC, she also is co-owner of HubTack, Inc. a web business serving land surveyors and engineers. Ms. Parker actively supports the local business community through her involvement on numerous boards and committees.

Marcelo Alvarez PortraitMarcelo Alvarez is a bilingual Business Specialist and instructor at the Illinois SBDC at Waubonsee.  Marcelo spent 20 years in Corporate America where he held finance, marketing, business development and general management roles. He has Marketing and Finance degrees from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Management from LaSalle University. He has extensive experience in the Consumer Products and Financial Services industries, and has worked as a small business mentor. Marcelo also runs his own business as a franchise coach, helping entrepreneurs get started in their own businesses.