There are economic development councils throughout the state of Illinois. They offer resources and help to small businesses in order to stimulate economic growth in their region of Illinois. Find out more about one in your area.
The SBA enables its lending partners to provide financing to small businesses when funding is otherwise unavailable on reasonable terms by guaranteeing major portions of loans made to small businesses. By providing this guarantee, the SBA is able to help tens of thousands of small businesses every year get financing they would not otherwise obtain.
"SBDCs throughout the state partner with business development organizations and educational institutions that work with clients who have the vision and potential to become a high-growth enterprise." Learn more.