Where are you on your journey?

Starting a Business

Work with our certified small business advisors to learn what you need to know about starting a business in Illinois.

For the past 27 years, the IL SBDC at Western Illinois University has assisted people just like you start their business. Our FREE advising services can assist you with all aspects of starting a business.

Growing a Business

You’ve started your business and now want it to grow. Need help reaching that next level? The IL SBDC at WIU can help you. We have been assisting small business that want to go to the next level since 1989. Our advisors are waiting to sit with you and discuss your future plans and chart a course.

Buying or Selling a Business

Is it time for you leave your day job and be the boss or do you want to slow down and let someone else be the boss? Our confidential one-on-one advising can assist you with positioning your business for the best possible outcome when it comes to selling your business.

Looking at buying a business, have one of our advisors help you work through the entire process.

Ready to Export

Our advisors can assist. With the opening of the IL SBDC International Trade Center at WIU-Quad Cities our International Trade Specialist is eager to help you start your journey. From readiness assessment to actual contact of buyers, our ITC advisors are here to help.

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Our Small Business Development Advisors are eager to help you. With our one-on-one, confidential advising services we are equipped to help you with every facet of launching a business.

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