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.

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Business  Workshops

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

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Schedule  an  Appointment

Our consultants are available to talk and meet with you at your convenience, free of charge.

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.Clickhereto see the map.

Our Mission:To provide professional guidance for business growth

at Western Illinois University

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

News You Can Use

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It happens at the SBDC!

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