- Management basics
- Marketing, including advertising and sales promotion
- Business Plan Development
- Accounting and recordkeeping
- Financial Analysis
- Payroll & Employee Regulations
- Requirements for Starting a Business
Helping small business in a big way
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University (SBDC) was established in March 2005 to help entrepreneurs start a new business or expand or improve existing business. The Illinois SBDC offers one-on-one confidential counseling for all phases of business activities.
Schedule a Consultation
If you haven't owned a business before, we request that you attend our free introductory seminar entitled "Starting Your Business in Illinois." This informative two-hour session covers all the basics: legal structure, business registration, business plans, and financing. After attending the session, participants are welcome to meet one-on-one with a business consultant.
If you're already in business you may begin your Illinois Small Business Development Center experience with a confidential one-on-one meeting with a consultant. Be prepared to receive homework!