Our team of business consultants have over 70 years of business experience combined. We offer a wide variety of skills that help entrepreneurs. We are always looking for new ways to assist the communities we serve.

Need a Speaker?

Our advisors are always willing to speak at your business event.

Business  Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops from Starting a Business in Illinois to QuickBooks Basics.

Features

Helpful Resources (links)

Regional, State, and Federal websites that have valuable information for entrepreneurs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide you with FREE and confidential support for your business, but here are a few of the most frequently asked questions.

 YOU have a business idea. WE can help. 

The Illinois Small Business Development Center is a unit of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

in partnership with:

The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Western Illinois University.


Western Illinois University complies fully with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. The University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and has a nondiscrimination policy that includes race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status in employment, programs, and services.

Meet Our Team

Who we are

The Illinois Small Business Development Center provides FREE, confidential advising and training to help entrepreneurs start, grow and sustain their businesses. We are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Western Illinois University.

Success  Stories

Read what a few of our clients have to say.

Our  Territory

We serve a 13 county area in west central Illinois.

Our Mission:To provide professional guidance for business growth

at Western Illinois University

SBDC staff, L to R: Director: Greg Garrett; Office Manager: Dana VanBebber; Advisor: Sean Park; Senior Advisor: Jim Boyd

News You Can Use

Helpful business related information at your fingertips!

It happens at the SBDC!

Full list of events, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

510 N. Pearl St., Suite 1400

Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: 309-836-2640

Fax: 309-833-1709

Email: SB-Center@wiu.edu

To schedule a one on one appointment with a qualified business advisor, call our office at 309-836-2640 or email sb-center@wiu.edu.