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Like many other Waubonsee services, this department is providing help through both in-person and virtual means, including live chat. Please view our Services Directory for key information, hours, and contact methods. Anyone who comes to campus is required to wear a mask.

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Through the SBDC, small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial coaching. We offer no-cost one-on-one coaching and a wide variety of low-cost events and workshops to help make your business a success.

We can help you:
  • Perform a financial checkup
  • Troubleshoot management issues
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Create a business plan
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Plan growth strategies

SBDC Workshops

Work smarter, not harder! Check out our workshops for Small Business owners that will help you make connections, hone your skills and gain the marketing insights you need for success.

Topics include:

  • DIY Website Designer
  • Starting Your Business
  • Valuation and Exit Strategy
  • Sales Kickstart
  • Social Media Basics
  • Google Business and Analytics
  • Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law
    and more!

View our SBDC Workshops

Business Growth Academy

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Request an SBDC appointment through the Illinois SBDC website.

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Connect with the SBDC and its clients on Facebook.

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for an event, please contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (630) 906-4143. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is requested.

The SBDC at Waubonsee Community College is 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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As of March 23, 2021, the Illinois legislature amended the state’s Human Rights Act (IHRA) and Equal Pay Act in three important ways through Senate Bill 1480. All businesses regardless of size will be adjusting their hiring and payroll processes and considerations.

15 Hiring Tips to Meet Your Staffing Challenges

We all know how the world has changed, and how we attract, hire and retain employees has changed with it. This workshop offers valuable information on how to understand the current labor market and approach recruiting in a new way. This workshop is taught by HR expert/consultant Doreen Petty, SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR).