Small Business Development Center
Illinois SBDC at Harper College helps businesses start, grow and expand.
Growing a small business is no small task. Need help to expand or improve your existing business? Contemplating launching a new business? We can help.
The Illinois SBDC at Harper College provides:
- Free small business advising/coaching
- Available in English or Spanish
- Affordable workshops and seminars
- Referrals and resources
Free individual small business advising/coaching
Our talented team of seasoned business advisors will help you identify, understand and overcome the challenges of running a successful business. From someone who has an idea for a home-based business to an established company in need of capital to finance their next stage of growth, we work closely with our clients to find solutions that work best for them. Schedule your free appointment today.
April and May 2015 Workshops and Seminars
Email Marketing 101 - Strategy, Service Provider Software, and List Building
Wednesdays, April 8,15, and 22 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More information and registration
SEO vs. On-line Advertising - CLASS FULL
Thursday, April 16 from 9 - 11 a.m. More information and registration
Pros & Cons of Franchising
Tuesday, April 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. More information and registration
Financial Boot Camp
Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9 - 11 a.m. More information and registration
Starting A Business In Illinois - First Steps
Wednesday, April 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. More information and registration
Wednesday, May 27 from 8 to 9 a.m. More information and registration
Starting A Business In Illinois - Next Steps
Wednesday, May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. More information and registration
Wednesday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. More information and registration
What Our Clients Say
Starting A Business Seminar
"Great information & resources! Instructor is friendly, open to questions, communicates well." Dawn, entrepreneur starting a business
Marketing Boot Camp
"Great content. Creative writing exercise was helpful. Really relates to small business owners - how overwhelming it is wearing many hats." Becky H., small business owner
How Small Businesses Are Using Facebook To Get Big Results
"Loved everything about Vanessa’s presentation. She was too good, professional, knowledgeable and easy to understand.” - Shaihla S., Bombay Bliss
Where are you on the business continuum?
Thinking: I have a great business idea.
Launching: I've evaluated my idea and am ready to launch my business.
Growing: I want to take my established business to the next level.
Exiting: I'm ready to merge, cash out or pass the business on to the next generation.