Small Business Development Center

Illinois SBDC at Harper College helps businesses start, grow and expand.

SBDC provides on-to-one consulting.

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 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.

November and December 2014 Workshops and Seminars

Social Media Boot Camp

Tuesdays, November 18 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. More information and registration

Consulting as a Small Business

Wednesday, November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Workshop is FULL.  Please email to be added to the waiting list.

On-line Advertising versus Search Engine Optimization

Wednesday, December 3 from 9 to 11 am  Workshop is FULL.  Please email to be added to the waiting list.

QuickBooks for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information and registration

Starting A Business In Illinois - First Steps

Thursday, November 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. More information and registration

Wednesday, December 17 from 8 to 9 a.m. More information and registration

Starting A Business In Illinois - Next Steps

Wednesday, December 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?

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.