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UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program

Need help with your business?

The UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program helps new and established business owners start, scale and succeed in business. We work with you to find and access the tools and resources to build a prosperous venture. We work with both Chicagoland entrepreneurs, and students and faculty & staff at UIC. Funding and support come from UIC Business.

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Consulting

If you would like to meet one-on-one with an experienced business consultant, we can help with:

  • Strategic planning
  • Industry and client research
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Business planning
  • Break-even analysis
  • Marketing strategies

Entrepreneur Assistance

Since 2002, we have helped over 2,000 entrepreneurs launch and grow their business in the following ways:

  • Introduced hundreds of new businesses
  • Created and retained jobs
  • Secured loans and equity funding
  • Successfully register patents
  • Applied for SBIR funding

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Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – Noon
Thursdays: 2 – 4 p.m.

Virtual opportunities to meet one-on-one with a business adviser. Sign up at the link below. Any business topic is fair; in the past we have addressed:

  • Existing business plans
  • Viability of business ideas
  • Discuss funding eligibility
  • Asses financial projections

 
Can’t fit an appointment in during the open times? Send your business plan and/or questions to sbob@uic.edu.

Make an Appointment

Upcoming Workshops and Events Heading link

Sep 8 2022

How to Start Your Business: Venture Start

Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Online
Sep 15 2022

How to Start Your Business: Venture Viability

Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Online
Sep 22 2022

How to Start Your Business: Venture Finance

Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Online
Sep 29 2022

How to Start Your Business: Venture Launch

Thursday, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Online

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UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program Heading link

815 W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607, Rice Building, Suite 400, Illinois

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