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Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center

“Start Strong. Stay Strong. Grow Strong.”

Find your path to success with our small business expertise. Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to providing you the best advice and resources. We are your trusted business partner offering expert advice on business plans and development, loan readiness, financial, marketing and operations through a variety of business workshops to sharpen your skills.

Our business services include:

  • FREE, confidential, one-on-one business advising and coaching with noted experts
  • Assistance in developing business plans and financial statements
  • Aid in forming strategic marketing plans
  • Support in securing loans with local lenders and service providers
  • Spanish-speaking advisors and workshops available
  • International business planning
  • Analysis of Export Administration Regulations
  • Access to network of trade resources
  • Assistance in foreign market entry
  • Interactive, low-cost workshops

International Trade Consulting Services

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is YOUR partner to success.

Where will your next customer come from?

Did you know 95 percent of consumers live outside of the United States?

Whether new to business or seeking new markets, our International Trade Specialist will help you successfully navigate the exciting business opportunities global trade has to offer.

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center offers:

  • Confidential, one-on-one export counseling
  • Export development and strategy
  • Global market analysis and matchmaking
  • International trade financing and grant funding assistance
  • Regulatory compliance and logistics
  • Training and workshops

Schedule a free, one-on-one counseling session with one of our small business advisors or with our International Trade Specialist.
(847) 543-2033