SBDC and ITC at
Governors State University Closure
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and International Trade Center (ITC) at Governors State University are slated to close December 31, 2016.
The reasons for the closure are due to University budget constraints caused by the lack of state funding.
For our existing clients who desire to continue to work with a counselor, we will work to find the best combination of referral solutions as needed.
It has been a pleasure serving you and we encourage you to keep moving forward in your business endeavors!
Resources for Service Continuation
College of DuPage Center for
Cabot Drive, Suite 201 Lisle, IL 60532
Business Development Center
Technical Assistance Center
Rita Haake, Program Manager
Small Business Development Center @ UIC
Women’s Business Development Center WBDC
- Chicago Office
8 S. Michigan
Avenue, 4th FL Chicago, IL 60603
(TDD only) or
W. Galena Boulevard Aurora,
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
N. Damen Ave., Suite 100Chicago,
Contact: Molly Banuelos
SouthWorks MakerLabs Network
- Provides tools and training to make physical and
- Guide you through the process of creating a
business based on your product.
Before you hire an engineer or designer and spend six
figures to have someone build tooling for a prototype, build a prototype at one
of our MakerLabs. Utilize 3D printers, laser cutters, and access the
manufacturing labs of our host community colleges.
If you have a craft-oriented product, they also offer Etsy
training and tools to develop new products.