Providing guidance for
business growth.

Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out by yourself.

We’re here to help!

A Message from the Central Illinois Small Business Development Center

The spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. We are actively monitoring the health alerts regarding COVID-19 and our highest priority is the well-being of our staff, clients, and volunteers. We are following developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Our Illinois small businesses are being affected due to closures and reduction in foot traffic because people are social distancing. The short-term effects are already being felt and the long-term effects are still unknown. These are difficult and unprecedented times that have forced changes in how all of us do business, including us but know that we are still here to help!

The Center Can Help Small Businesses With:

  • Starting a new business
  • Writing a business plan
  • Creating financial projections
  • Developing marketing plans
  • Increasing sales
  • Record-keeping and accounting
  • Personnel management
  • Sources of credit financing
  • Advertising and sales promotion
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Industry research

Make the Most of the Services Available

From our growing catalog of information-packed seminars and our extensive library of business and personal resources to a visit with one of our advisors. So that we can give each client our full attention, all of our advising sessions are by appointment.

Providing Guidance for Business Growth

Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out by yourself. We’re here to help!

The Illinois Small Business Development Center for Central Illinois, hosted by Growth Corp, offers advising services and programs for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Since the Center is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce, and Growth Corp, nearly all of the services and programs provided by the ISBDC are offered at no cost to the client.

Make the most of the services available — from our growing catalog of information-packed seminars and our extensive library of business and personal resources to a visit with one of our advisors. So that we can give each client our full attention, all of our advising sessions are by appointment.

Don’t try to go it alone!

Request a No-Cost Advising Appointment

We provide the tools, strategies, and expertise to help the Central Illinois business community thrive. Schedule a no-cost, confidential, one-on-one session today!

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, products or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.