Illinois Small Business Development Center @ GECDC
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

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Business Plan Bootcamp

Twice a year (March & September) the Illinois SBDC at GECDC 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. 

Englewood Accelerator

Join the Englewood Accelerator and experience customized business assistance. Whether you are a start-up or existing business the team at Englewood Accelerator understands how to assist you, from concepts, business plans , marketing strategies and road maps to funding.

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