In the past decade the IL SBDC@UIC has served over 2000 entrepreneurs who have created 200 new businesses, created 2600 jobs and secured over $85 million in funding. How can the IL SBDC@UIC help you?


Illinois Small Business Development Center at UIC

The IL SBDC at UIC is committed to help businesses start, grow and prosper. Through our Business Start and Business Growth programs, the IL SBDC at UIC provides entrepreneurial training and consulting to Chicago's business community.

In the past the past decade we have served over 2000 entrepreneurs who launched 200 new businesses, creating 2600 jobs and securing over $85 million in funding. With a specialty in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the IL SBDC at UIC is your business resource for entrepreneurial success. 

Business Start

The Business Start program is for individuals interested in staring their own business. they have a desire to learn what it takes to start a business and have a deep commitment to starting one. The IL SBDC@UIC serves entrepreneurs starting a business through our Venture Start, Venture Viability, Venture Launch and Venture Finance courses.

Business Growth

An entrepreneur in a growth business has an established enterprise with substantial, recurring sales and is facing a new opportunity or business transformation event. Under the direction of a Project Manager and Faculty Director, Business Growth clients will be matched with a team of students to complete consulting projects. Functional areas of consulting include, but are not limited to new market evaluation, pricing and profitability analysis, valuations, and strategic planning.