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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aurora
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Bloomington
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Bradley
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bradley Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Carbondale
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Carbondale
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Carbondale Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Champaign
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Champaign
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Champaign Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Chicago Manufacturing Center
The Chicago Manufacturing Center works with manufacturers to improve performance and productivity through our management, process improvement, and information technology consulting services....View details

Chicago
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (the Center) exists to help entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized business owners achieve success by helping them navigate resources, strengthen knowledge,...View details

Chicago
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago-ICNC
The ICNC represents the interests of Kinzie Industrial Corridor companies and assists in strengthening business by providing; links to services and resources, employment services for locating...View details

Chicago
North Business & Industrial Council
NORBIC is an economic development organization that promotes job growth and community advancement through the provision of professional and technical services to Illinois businesses. Contact:...View details

Chicago
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Chicago
Small Business Administration (SBA) Illinois District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) CSU Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) North Business & Industrial Council Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) UIC Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Women's Business Development Center
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Chicago
WOMEN'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (WBDC)
The WBDC assists women in starting and growing their own businesses by offering services in both Spanish and English including business assessments, loan packaging, public and private sector...View details

Danville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Danville Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Decatur
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

East St. Louis
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) East St. Louis Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Edwardsville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Edwardsville Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Elgin
Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Elgin Community College
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Elgin
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Elgin Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Forest Park
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Forest Park Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Godfrey
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Grayslake
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Grayslake Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Harrisburg
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Harrisburg Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Kankakee
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling. SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities and project...View details

Lisle
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lisle Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Macomb
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Macomb Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

McHenry
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) McHenry Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Moline
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Moline
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Multistate
Cars 4 Christmas, Inc.
A Missouri not-for-profit organization that provides free basic transportation to less fortunate individuals that are not able to obtain it on their own. With the of automotive dealers, gas companies,...View details

Oglesby
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Oglesby Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Peoria
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Peoria
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) PeoriaOffice
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Quincy
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Rockford
Rock Valley College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) of Illinois are a statewide network of counseling offices providing free education, training, and consultation services as needed to help any...View details

Rockford
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Saint Paul
Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program
Works to improve the job skills, provide new knowledge, and update the training of rehabilitation professionals through an integrated series of educational services that emphasize the skills...View details

Schaumburg
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Schaumburg Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Springfield
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Springfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Springfield Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Ullin
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Ullin Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

University Park
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University Park Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Winnetka
Hadley Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship
Offers tuition-free courses and one-lesson, online modules to help prepare you for employment and entrepreneurship. Whether you are looking for a job, wanting a better job or interested in being...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Illinois Department of Human Services
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Statewide
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)
CSAVR is a membership organization composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies that serve individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District...View details

Nationwide
Disability Resources, Inc
Works to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

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