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Title: Small Business Development Center


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Small Business Development Center
Of Northwest Illinois
  • Highland Community College-Freeport
  • Sauk Valley Community College-Dixon

2
Small Business Development Center of Northwest
Illinois
3
Our Funding
  • SBA (Small Business Administration)
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
    Opportunities
  • Sauk Valley Community College Highland
    Community College

4
Who we help
  • Business start ups
  • Current business owners
  • Agricultural owners
  • Education/training programs

5
Business Start ups
  • Feasibility study
  • Business Plan
  • Assistance with business plan
  • Sounding board for ideas
  • Assistance with loan packaging
  • Grand opening

6
Business Owners
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Training
  • Record Keeping
  • Management
  • Time Management
  • Financial analysis
  • Human Resources
  • Interviewing process
  • Manual writing
  • Debt assessment
  • Team building

On site visits
7
Education Programs
Business Start Ups
Business Owners
  • Before You Start
  • One on one counseling
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Building Blocks of Business
  • Open business
  • ?
  • Building Blocks of Business
  • Take Charge
  • Mentor Program
  • Advisory Board Member
  • Instructor for programs

8
Education Programs
  • Young Es
  • Specialized Training

9
Whats it cost?
  • One on One counseling-free
  • Before You Start Seminar-free
  • Help from people who care-priceless

10
Whats the first step
  • Attend our Before You Start Seminar
  • then call
  • Call SBDC for an appointment
  • Highland 815-599-3654
  • Sauk 815-288-5511 x 320

11
Fitting in
  • To help those going into business or established
    in business
  • Work with partners
  • Part of the community to make our communities a
    better places to live and work

12
Partnerships
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Community Development groups
  • Office of Tourism
  • Local government offices
  • State government offices
  • Educational Institutions
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Federal offices
  • Medical Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Accounting Professionals
  • Lending Institutions
  • Private Investor
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Many, many more

13
Why bother?
  • We have the tools to do this
  • We have success stories to prove it
  • We are your partners
  • We are all in this together
  • We want to!

14
Thank You!
  • We are here to help people follow their dreams.

Small Business Development Center of Northwest
Illinois
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Tidbits
  • 50 off all new business fail in the 1st 24
    months of opening. Why?
  • 83 off all new restaurants/bars fail within the
    1st year. Why?
  • According to the SBA how many people are employed
    to be considered a small business?
  • Where is all the grants/free money?
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