Our center is OPEN, and providing support virtually!

We have organized our resources and information relevant to McLean County small business owners by topic heading below.

Click a link in this list to be taken to the corresponding section. We update this page regularly as we learn of new information and resources, so check back frequently. 

  1. New as of 11/30: Town of Normal COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program

  2. Region 2/McLean County Tier 3 Mitigation Measures - Effective 11/20/2020

  3. City of Bloomington COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program

  4. Face covering enforcement rules and expanded workplace protections for Illinois businesses

  5. Consulting and Coaching Services

  6. commUNITY - McLean County Business Confidence Initiative 

  7. Civil Unrest Impact Form - IL Dept of Commerce & Economic Opportunity 

  8. Pantagraph Advertising Grant Program 

  9. Free Online Career Training Available - Coursera

  10. Updates as of 10/26: McLean County Board's 2 Financial Assistance Programs

  11. McLean County and State of Illinois Resources for Small Business Recovery 

  12. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP SBA 7a) - Applications closed as of 8/8

  13. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) & EIDL Advance - Application re-opened as of 6/15

  14. Updates as of 10/26: Illinois Emergency Small Business Grant and Loan Assistance - Four Programs total

  15. ​Looking for webinars to attend to get your questions answered?

  16. Small Business Resiliency Guide, Templates, and Webinar

  17. Federal Rural Resource Guide from USDA

  18. Illinois State Treasurer Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

  19. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)​

  20. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - can your business donate, make, or sell PPE?​

  21. The LOOK UP! Initiative to provide free custom industry financial and local market intelligence

  22. Additional Financial Assistance Programs​

  23. Be aware of Coronavirus scams

  24. Advice for small business owners on how to "Pivot and Plan" during times of change

If you are NOT currently a client, and wish to make an appointment, you MUST fill out the appointment request form and our advisor will contact you as soon as possible. 

If you ARE a client, contact us via email and we will respond as soon as possible

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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. 

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