Governors State University College of Business

Website: http://www.govst.edu/COB/
Email: bpainfo@govst.edu
Phone: 708.534.4930

  • Undergraduate & advanced degrees across business disciplines, AACSB Accredited
  • Sign Up for email announcements regarding the Doing Business In - Exporting Series.

Governors State University School of Extended Learning

Website:http://www.govst.edu/Academics/Colleges_and_Programs/School_of_Extended_Learning/
Email:
Phone: 

  • Provides CEU, noncredit, and certificate training classes for Small Business & Personal Development
  • Sign Up for email announcements regarding Small Business training.
  • Business training classes under Professional Development
     

Nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions (small biz lenders):

Accion
http://accionchicago.org/

Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund VEDC
John Boadner jbodnar@vedc.org
http://buildingchicago.org/
 

Other Small Business Development Centers:


Women’s Business Development Center
https://www.wbdc.org/
GSU campus representative now available.

WBDC – GSU Office
Priscilla Cordero
pcordero@wbdc.org
For appointments: 312.853.3477 extension 100.

WBDC - Chicago Office
8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.853.3477
1.800.526.0844 (TDD only) or
1.800.526.0857 (operator assisted)

WBDC-Aurora
43 W. Galena Boulevard
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630.896.3115

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
320 N. Damen Ave.   Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60612
http://www.Industrialcouncil.com  

Small Business Development Center
Contact: Emily Lo
Phone: 312.433-2373
emily@industrialcouncil.com

International Trade Center
Contact: Molly Banuelos
Phone: 312.433.7656
molly@industrialcouncil.com

College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201
Lisle, IL 60532

Small Business Development Center
http://www.cod.edu/sbdc
entrepreneur@cod.edu
Phone: 630.942.2600
Fax: 630.505.4931

Procurement Technical Assistance Center
http://www.cod.edu/ptac
Rita Haake, Program Manager
Phone: 630.942.2184
Fax: 630.505.4931

International Trade Center
http://www.cod.edu/itc
Zachary Person,Program Manager
Phone: 630.942.3041
Fax: 630.505.4931

Small Business Development Center @ UIC
Phone: 312.996.4057
sbdc@uic.edu
https://ies.uic.edu/sbdc
 

Additional Entrepreneurial Resources


SouthWorks MakerLabs Network:
Website: http://www.southmetroed.org/southworks-makerlab-network
Email: info@southmetroed.org

  • Provides tools and training to make physical and electronic products/prototypes.
  • Guidance through the process of creating a business based on your product.
  • Build a prototype. (don’t hire a designer or spend six figures)
  • Utilize 3D printers, laser cutters, and access the manufacturing labs of our host community colleges.
  • Etsy training for craft-oriented products including tools to develop new products.