General Services
Think of us as a vaulable member of your team.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC offers no cost advisory & training services on a wide variety of topics. We strive to deliver professional, high quality assistance to existing business and pre-venture entrepreneurs.

Services available in English and Spanish.

Advisory Services
  • Business Plans
  • Cash Flow Issues and Solutions
  • Evaluation of Intellectual Property Strategies
  • Export Assistance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Projections
  • Government Procurement
  • International Trade
  • Market and Customer Research
  • Marketing Plans
  • Networking
  • Startup Processes (legal structure, name registration, etc.)
  • Strategic and Growth Planning
Training Services
  • Accounting Systems
  • Budgeting
  • Creating Business Plans
  • E-commerce
  • Email Marketing
  • Employment Law / Human Resources
  • Financing and Grants
  • Government Contracting
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media
  • Starting Your Business
  • Website Design

Leverage the SBDC Network

The Illinois SBDC Network utilizes business tools such as GrowthWheel™ to familiarize entrepreneurs with 20 key focus areas that impact everyone. All too often, we see areas that need work but are neglected or efforts placed in areas that do not need attention.

By utilizing our no-cost confidential advising services we assist you by guiding your decision-making and prioritizing the most important areas to focus on first.

In addition to our advising services, we provide assistance with market research, access to capital, specialized exporting assistance, and referrals to our network partners to learn more about government contracting. We rely on the expertise of our professional staff, our partners, stakeholders, and other community organizations to ensure you have access to the resources you need to succeed.

Please Note

We will work with you on your specific needs to help build your business, technical skills, and knowledge. It is your responsibility to accept and implement recommendations. We will not:
  • Negotiate on your behalf, but we will prepare you for your presentation.
  • Write your business plan, but we will provide you the resources for preparing a successful plan.