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Illinois Small Business Development Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University (IL SBDC WIU) and the Illinois International Trade Center provide FREE, confidential advising and training to help entrepreneurs and businesses start, grow, prepare to export, and sustain their businesses.

Where are you in your journey?

Through confidential one-on-one advising, we help small business owners with all aspects of business, from start-up plans to exporting plans. Find out more here.

SBDC Staff

Ann Friederichs, SBDC Director, ae-friederichs@wiu.edu, 309.762.3999 ext. 62243

Maria Ramos, Minority Outreach Business Advisor,MG-Ramosaguilar@wiu.edu , 309-762-3999 ext. 68042

Carrie Kessler, Business Advisor, cr-kessler@wiu.edu, 309.298.3039

The Illinois Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 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.