A message from the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College
The spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. We are actively monitoring the health alerts regarding COVID-19 and our highest priority is the well-being of our staff, clients, and volunteers. We are following developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Our Illinois small businesses are being affected due to closures and reduction in foot traffic because people are social distancing. The short-term effects are already being felt and the long-term effects are still unknown. These are difficult and unprecedented times that have forced changes in how all of us do business, including us but know that we are still here to help!
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. So that we can give each client our full attention, all of our advising sessions are by appointment. To book your visit, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the ISBDC at LLCC today for assistance in starting or growing your business. Don’t try to go it alone!
The Center can help small businesses with:
- Starting a new business
- Writing a business plan
- Creating financial projections
- Developing marketing plans
- Increasing sales
- Record-keeping and accounting
- Personnel management
- Sources of credit financing
- Advertising and sales promotion
- Understanding financial statements
- Industry research
How to Contact Us Today
Office and Client Meetings
For the health and safety of our staff and clients, effective immediately, we have decided to suspend all in-person events and advising sessions. We’re still open, though, just not in the typical sense. Our physical location is closed, but we are checking our emails and responding to inquiries as quickly as possible. Advising requests will be conducted by video-conference, phone or email until further notice.
Email us at email@example.com
Call us at 217-786-4530
When we return to our physical location, the Illinois SBDC is located at LLCC Capital City Training Center; 130 W. Mason St.; Springfield, IL
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.