Illinois Small Business Development Center @ GECDC

COVID-19 UPDATE: Illinois SBDC @ Greater Englewood will support clients and community leaders working remotely to assist you in moving your business forward! We are working diligently to move seminars to webinar delivery – please access our calendar and registration via eCenter Direct. We are a statewide network of programs, so while visiting the website you might see a partner location offering a webinar of interest, please go ahead and register for any webinar identified. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one remote appointment, please send us an email at
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The Illinois SBDC at Greater Englewood is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and  Greater Englewood CDC. For workshop facility access, reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Tamora Hughes, Illinois SBDC Director @ GECDC (

Technical Assistance/Individual Counseling: 

  • One-On-One Business Counseling 
  •  Business Feasibility 
  •  Market Research 
  •  Financial Analysis 
  •  Business Planning 
  •  Loan Packaging for Business Loans

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Upcoming Workshops / Events See a list of Illinois SBDC events at eCenter Direct

Business Plan Bootcamp Twice a year (March & September) the Illinois SBDC at Greater Englewood offers a 6-week Business Plan Boot camp for startup and small businesses. The comprehensive and aggressive class helps provide the framework for these entrepreneurs to develop a business plan template and one-on-one advising. 

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