Providing guidance for business growth
Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out by yourself. We’re here to help!
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College offers advising services and programs for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Since the Center is a partnership of the US Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce, Lincoln Land Community College and Small Business Growth Corporation, nearly all of the services and programs provided by the ISBDC are offered at no cost to the client.
Make the most of the services available — from our growing catalog of information-packed seminars and our extensive library of business and personal resources to a visit with one of our advisors.
Visit the ISBDC at LLCC today for assistance in starting or growing your business. Don’t try to go it alone!
Recently, several clients of the ISBDC at LLCC talked about the challenges of starting their small businesses and the help they received. Kevin Lust, ISBDC director, comments in this State Journal-Register article:
“No Small Decision: Hundreds tackle challenge of starting business.”
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
- Understanding financial statements
- Industry research
Please contact us to schedule an appointment for one-on-one counseling or to use our library. Prior to coming for your first appointment, please take a moment to complete a Request for Counseling.
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.