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Small Busness Administration
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economc Opportunity
City of Bloomington, IL
Town of Normal, IL

Our SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the the U.S. Small Business Administration,

the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Wesleyan University, the City of Bloomington, and the Town of Normal. 

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ILLINOIS SBDC

of McLean County 

at Illinois Wesleyan

The Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University provides NO-COST tools, resources, and confidential services to entrepreneurs and small businesses across McLean County.

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 419 CLIENTS

WITH AN AVERAGE OF 8.3 HOURS / CLIENT CONSULTATION

Explore

An Idea

Start Your Business

Grow Your 

Business

Attend An Event

Start a new business or grow your existing business with expert advice, workshops and resources.

Receive No-Cost assistance with:

  • Business planning

  • Guidance on business financing

  • Market research and marketing plans

  • Developing new markets

  • Working with local government

  • Import/export resources

  • Upgrading your technology tools

  • Connections to additional resources

52% - Bloomington

24% - Normal

24% - Surrounding Communities

Where our clients are located

Interested in accessing additional small business resources? Visit the Small Business Administration's website for other helpful information.

Address:
3rd Floor, State Farm Hall
1402 Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Parking: 
Dedicated Parking Spots are available just off of Park Street, east of the Mark Evans Observatory. 
Click Here for more directions.

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

By appointment only

Closed on Weekends

Illinois SBDC

SBDC STAFF

Karen Bussone, MBA
Executive
Director

Scott Dixon
Volunteer Advisor

Dan Irvin

Volunteer Advisor

Angela Kuppersmith, SM
Assistant 

Director

Olivia Causer

Marketing Intern

Senior

Sociology Major

Cole Churchill

Marketing Intern

Senior

DTE Major

German Minor

Maggie Warrner

Marketing Intern

Junior

Marketing Major

Emily Wynne

Marketing Intern

Junior

Business Major

Chemistry Minor