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.

Agency Partnerships

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IRS Tax Centers

Tax centers have been developed to help you quickly find information related to your particular area of interest, industry or profession on one page.


  • IRS Video Portal
    The IRS Video portal contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals. You will find video clips of tax topics, archived versions of live panel discussions and webinars.


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