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College of DuPage Business Development Center

535 Duane St., Office 233, Glen Ellyn 60137

630-942-2600 •

Fax: 630-942-2606

Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

Key Contact: Ute Westphal, program manager

Services Offered: Training, counseling and consulting services to Illinois businesses at no or low cost; clients range from start-up through existing businesses that seek ways to improve, develop or finance their organizations

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College of Lake County SBDC & ITC

19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake 60030

847-543-2033 •

Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Key Contact: Mitch Bienvenue, director, illinois small business development and international trade center


Services Offered: Access to vital business resources such as free, confidential one-on-one advising sessions, assistance developing business and marketing plans and identifying potential global markets for your products

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Illinois SBDC at Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

410 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 900, Chicago 60611

312-494-6700 •

Fax: 312-861-0660

Key Contact: Adrienne McFarland, program director

Services Offered: Offering access to mentors, capital, business plan iteration, marketing plan iteration, or custom support

Illinois SBDC at Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive, Building E, Room E105, Elgin 60123

847-214-7488 •

Key Contact: Sara Troyer, director

Services Offered: counseling for businesses from pre-venture through maturity; business plan review; low-cost training workshops, seminars, and courses

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Illinois SBDC at McHenry County College

4100 W. Shamrock Ln., McHenry 60050

815-455-6098 •

Hours of operation: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays

Key Contact: Mark Piekos, manager

Services Offered: Business advising, providing guidance for business growth, timely courses where you can network with other small-business owners, entrepreneurial resources including assistance obtaining funding