It happens at the SBDC!

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

News You Can Use

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

at Western Illinois University

Our Mission:To provide professional guidance for business growth

Our  Territory

We serve a 13 county area in west central Illinois.

Talking About Us!

Read what a few of our clients and community leaders have to say.

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.

Who we are

Meet Our Team

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.

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

 YOU have a business idea. WE can help. 

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.

Helpful Resources (links)

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

Features

Business  Workshops

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

Need a Speaker?

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

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.

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.

510 N. Pearl St., Suite 1400

Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: 309-836-2640

Fax: 309-833-1709

Email: SB-Center@wiu.edu