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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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
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
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
ACCION Chicago
ACCION Chicago is an alternative lending organization dedicated to providing credit and other business services to small business owners who do not have access to traditional sources of financing....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
Somercor 504, Inc.
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...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

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

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

Libertyville
Lake County Partners
Lake County Partners focuses on improving the business climate in the region by attracting, retaining and expanding businesses; advocating for infrastructure improvements; and spearheading initiatives...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

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
Illinois Business Financial Services
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...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

Rockford
Rockford Local Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...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
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

Springfield
Small Business Growth Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Springfield
South Central Illinois Regional Planning & Development Comm.
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Contact: Bob Kerans, Chairman...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
CenterPoint 504, Inc.
Governors State University University Park IL 60466 CenterPoint at Governors State University is a dynamic community based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of...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

Wheaton
DuPage County Department of Economic Development
and Transportation Planning
Works to to provide you with the information and tools needed to determine whether DuPage County is the right place for you to retain or grow your business....View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....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

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