Our center is OPEN, and providing support virtually!
In this time of immense change, we understand that many small businesses are facing challenges. We are thinking of each and every one of the small business owners of McLean County every day and striving to do our best to provide helpful resources and consulting services.
Our SBDC team will continue to listen and educate ourselves to ensure we equally offer and promote our services. We are proud to continue supporting the minority communities and their small business owners of McLean County.
Response to COVID-19
Our SBDC is open and providing our no-cost services "virtually" for current and incoming clients via phone, email, and video chat. We are also communicating federal, state, and local updates and resources via our COVID-19 Resources page, our email list, and our Facebook Business page as quickly as we can each day.
For other business resources, visit the McLean County Business Portal, a free resource available to anyone interested in starting, managing or expanding their business in McLean County.
Since 2017 the SBDC has
SERVED 520 CLIENTS
WITH AN AVERAGE OF 8.3 HOURS / CLIENT CONSULTATION
Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources.
Receive No-Cost assistance with:
Guidance on business financing
Market research and marketing plans
Developing new markets
Working with local government
Upgrading your technology tools
Connections to additional resources
54% - Bloomington
24% - Normal
22% - Surrounding Communities
Where our clients are located
3rd Floor, State Farm Hall
1402 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Dedicated Parking Spots are available just off of Park Street, east of the Mark Evans Observatory.
Hours of operation:
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
By appointment only
Closed on Weekends
Karen Bussone, MBA
Angela Kuppersmith, SM