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Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center

We help small businesses start and grow. We inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs through advising, training and tools.

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  • No-cost, confidential, one-on-one business advising in English or Spanish with noted experts.
  • Assistance developing business, marketing and financial plans
  • Information about federal, state and local loan programs
  • Support in securing commercial loans with local providers
  • One-on-one strategic export advising
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