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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.

Questions? Call (847) 543-2033 or email

¿Preguntas? Llame al (847) 543-2033 o envíenos un correo electrónico a

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Inspire entrepreneurs throughout their journey as small business owners

  • 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

Register as a client

Export Advising

  • No-cost, confidential one-on-one export advising with our International Trade Specialist
  • Assess company export readiness
  • Export business and marketing planning
  • International shipping and logistics
  • Assistance with export regulations and documentation

Schedule an Export Advising Session

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Educate entrepreneurs to equip them with knowledge and skills for success

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Connect entrepreneurs with resources for growth and support

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The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the College of Lake County. 

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