The Illinois Small Business Development Center and International Trade Center at Governors State University are set to close at the end of this year, but before we do we would like to say a sincere "Thank You" to you, our clients, partners, and supporters from across the region!
Please join us for this hour of gratitude dessert reception for everyone who has shown support for our center over the past few decades.
Resource partners offering continuation of small business services will be available to connect with clients during this time as well. Register here!


 Our Clients' Success Stories
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Ameroc Export, Inc.



Contact Information

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University
1 University Parkway, Room C3300
University Park, Illinois 60484
Phone: 708.534.4929 
Email: SBDC@govst.edu  

SBDC Services 

Partner with the Illinois SBDC
The Illinois SBDC’s consulting services and seminars help you:

  • Benchmark your business
  • Develop a marketing plan, strategic plan or business plan
  • Perform a financial checkup
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Address management issues 
  • Implement social media strategies
  • Haga clic aquí para obtener ayuda para su negocio

International Trade Center (ITC)

Discover New Markets
The Illinois International Trade Center provides targeted, high-impact services for export ready companies, including:

  • business advising at no cost to you, marketing
  • research, training workshops and seminars on international trade
  • technical assistance in trading, logistics and export financing.

Seminars and Events

Small business owners, both start-ups and established alike, can access marketing, management and financial consulting. We offer wide array of seminars to help your business grow.


Meet Our Team

Whether you want to learn how to more effectively run your business, wanting to grow your existing business or thinking of starting a business, we can help!

Success Stories

Since 2001, The Illinois SBDC at Governors State University has impacted the regional business environment.

Past Events

For over 30 years, the Illinois Small Business Development Center has provided the services and resources that support business growth, financing and improvement.