ISBDC at LLCC has moved to LLCC Springfield campus
Free consulting services offered for prospective and current business owners
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) moved Sept. 6 from downtown Springfield to Montgomery Hall on the Springfield campus of LLCC, 5250 Shepherd Road.
The ISBDC at LLCC offers consulting services and programs for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Most of the services and programs provided by the ISBDC are offered at no cost to the client.
ISBCD’s hours of operation of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will remain the same as at its previous location of #8 Old State Capitol Plaza in downtown Springfield. The Center’s new phone number is 217-786-4530 and its webpage remains at www.llcc.edu/sbdc.
“Our address has changed but our mission has not,” said ISBDC at LLCC Director Kevin Lust. “We will continue to provide guidance for business growth, whether for startups, or those already in business. We’re here to help.”
The new location offers the ISBDC ample office space with free parking for clients, Springfield Mass Transit District bus service, and access to the resources of the college including the library and computer labs. LLCC students will also be close to the resources of the ISBDC as they complete coursework and perhaps look to start their own businesses.
Lust said a schedule of “Starting Your Business in Illinois” workshops will be announced soon. The free workshops are designed for prospective business owners and provide information about preparing a business plan, financing a business, legal forms, registering a business name and taxes.
Several clients of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC talked about the challenges of starting their small businesses and the help they received from director Kevin Lust comments in this State Journal-Register article, “No Small Decision: Hundreds tackle challenge of starting business.”
“Providing Guidance for Business Growth”
Visit the offices of the Illinois Small Business Development Center for assistance in starting or growing your business.
You can take advantage of a variety of services–from our growing catalog of information-packed seminars to our extensive library of business and personal resources–or visit with any of our impressive roster of counselors.
The Illinois SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration, the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Lincoln Land Community College. Nearly all of our programs and services are free to you.
Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out by yourself. Visit the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College today!
The Center can help small businesses with:
- starting a new business
- writing a business plan
- creating financial projections
- improving your marketing
- increasing sales
- record-keeping and accounting
- personnel management
- sources of credit financing
- advertising and sales promotion
- selling to government
- international trade
- understanding financial statements
- industry research
- Library: Books on marketing, advertising, business law, business start-ups, acquiring financing, and more
- Entrepreneur magazine “How to Start…” binders: step-by-step instruction on how to start over 180 different businesses
- Videos: Training tools on a variety of business topics
- Computers with business and financial software: Develop your business plan, spreadsheets, etc., or preview software that you might use in your business
- Free Internet Access: Research the world-wide web to get the information you need to make your business successful
Please contact us at 217-786-4530 to schedule an appointment for one-on-one counseling or to use our library.
Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Lincoln Land Community College. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, products or services. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.