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Waubonsee’s IL SBDC Among ACCION’s Top Referral Partners

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College was recently named one of ACCION Chicago’s top referral partners for 2011. ACCION is a nonprofit organization that provides financing and education to small businesses.

Waubonsee’s SBDC referred seven clients to ACCION last year. “ACCION does not have quite as many underwriting restrictions as regular banks, which makes it an especially good option for start-up businesses,” said Waubonsee SBDC Manager Harriet Parker.

Parker also noted the convenience of an ACCION loan; while ACCION does not have any suburban locations, business owners can conduct the loan closing at Waubonsee’s downtown Aurora Campus through a conference call with an ACCION loan officer. Waubonsee staff members process the paperwork and are on hand to answer questions. 

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