SERVICES - Existing Businesses
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at
the Starved Rock Country Alliance
The Alliance SBDC offers many services and programs to help you be more successful in your existing business.
Our experienced business advisors provide valuable advice, knowledge and insight that might take you years to learn on your own. With 5 locations across Starved Rock Country, there are advisors near you.
Want no-cost <---- (Psst... This means FREE.), professional advice on how to grow your business? Request an appointment with a business advisor.
We offer a wide range of training options. Register for a training at one of our Centers or online, and join us for an informational presentation or series of workshops.
Our library of articles, other documents, and recommended books offers information to help grow your business. Some resources are one-page of advice on a specific topic, and some documents are longer and more in-depth.
We offer training on a variety of topics involving international trade including global business management, trade finance, international logistics, international marketing, and legal and cultural issues
Assistance with Applying for Federal Grants for Research and Development (SBIR )
Not finding what you are looking for?
Check out our Business Builders Page.
We connect qualified companies across Starved Rock Country to assistance with the preparation of proposals for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. SBIR/STTR are competitive federal grant programs that award funding to small businesses for research and development that has the potential to commercialize new technologies.
Step 1: Complete the online Request for Consulting
Looking to grow your existing business? The Alliance SBDC and our network can help. The first step is to complete an electronic Request for Consulting (eRFC). This form will start your relationship with the Alliance SBDC where you will find the most up-to-date resources for your business information needs. Please note that we cannot schedule requests for individual assistance without this form. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by an Alliance SBDC Counselor to set up your initial session.