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

Areas of Expertise


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

Business Clinic

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – Noon
Thursdays 2 – 4 p.m.
815 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
(312) 413-3278

Walk-in opportunities to meet one-on-one with a business adviser. Clients are seen in 30-minute intervals on a first come, first serve basis. Any business topic is fair; in the past we have addressed:

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


Appointments are not required, but strongly encouraged. If you don’t have a scheduled appointment, please call ahead to confirm availability. Appointments also make sure you can be seen in a timely manner. Can’t make it in during Business Clinic to see an adviser? Send your business plan and questions to sbob@uic.edu.

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UIC Entrepreneurial Support Program

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

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