Illinois Small Business Development Centers are located throughout the state and provide information, confidential business guidance, training and other resources to start-up and existing small businesses. Far South CDC is a designated Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its business assistance programs are offered in partnership with the SBA and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
ABOUT THE SBDC
Far South CDC works with start-ups, entrepreneurs and existing small businesses to help them develop and expand their businesses and improve their operations and market share. Assistance is provided in the areas of business planning, debt and equity financing, expansion and relocation, placement and training and business and financial management. Far South CDC also assists companies in accessing a broad range of grants and incentive programs.
+ One-on-one business advice and management assistance.
+ Assistance with the development of business plans.
+ Help with accessing market information and the development of marketing plans.
+ Assistance with accessing business financing programs.
+ Assistance with financial analysis and planning.
+ Access to business education and training opportunities.
+ Specialized services in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial development.
Florence Hardy is the Director of Small Business Development here at Far South. With experience as a small business owner herself, she is committed to making sure our business owners have the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.
NEED CAPITAL? CHECK OUT OUR LENDER FORUMS
Lender Forums are a series of informational sessions designed for commercial lenders, offering presentations and updates from various Government financing organizations. Topics will include SBA One changes, new Franchise review process and new 912 review process, and upcoming SBA training opportunities. Organizations presenting at the forums include: U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA 504 Corporations, Illinois Small Business Development Centers, and SBA Microlenders.
To register, click on the date you wish to attend.
|DATE||CITY||LOCATION OF FORUM||HOSTED by:|
|March 16, 2017||Lisle||
College of DuPage
Center for Entrepreneurship
2525 Cabot Drive, Ste. 201, Lisle, IL 60532
|Illinois SBDC at College of DuPage
|March 30, 2017||DIXON||Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Route 2, Room # 2K2
|Illinois SBDC at Sauk Valley Community College
|April 6, 2017||FOREST PARK||Joseph Center,
7600 W Roosevelt Rd. – Rm. 151A
Forest Park, IL Plaza – Main entrance
|Illinois SBDC at Joseph Center
|April 12, 2017||VERNON hILLS||College of Lake County
Southlake Campus – 3rd Fl. V328
1120 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL.
|Illinois SBDC/ITC at College of Lake County
College of Lake County Registration
|April 18, 2017||McHenry||Shah Center
4100 W. Shamrock Lane
McHenry, IL 60050
|Illinois SBDC at McHenry County College
|April 20, 2017||CHICAGO||Far South CDC
9923 South Halsted St.
|Illinois SBDC at Far South CDC
|April 25, 2017||MOLINE||Western Illinois University
3300 River Drive, River Front Hall, Rm 103/104
Moline, IL 61265
|Illinois SBDC at WIU – Quad Cities
|May 3, 2017||CHICAGO||Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
410 N Michigan Ave, Suite 900, Chicago, IL
|Illinois SBDC at Chicagoland Chamber
|May 9, 2017||ROCKFORD||NIU – Rockford
8500 E State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
|Illinois SBDC at Rockford Chamber of Commerce
|May 23, 2017||SCHAUMBURG||Harper Professional Center
650 E Higgins Rd., Suite 18N
Schaumburg, IL 60173
|Illinois SBDC at William Rainey Harper College
Register for other events, sign up for email updates, and learn more at www.sba.gov/il.
Illinois District Office: 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60661 | Telephone: 312-353-4528
All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.