About Us

Unleashing the Power of Small Business™


The Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC is part of America’s Small Business Development Center Network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States. The goal of the network is to help new entrepreneurs achieve their goals, and assist existing businesses in staying successful in the complex marketplace locally, regionally, and globally.

Funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, approximately 1,000 service centers are available to provide no-cost business training and advisory support.

If you currently own a business and are looking for resources to help your business grow, have a business idea, or have an interest in starting a business, the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC is a vital step to discovering what resources are available to you.

Our team of industry experts can help make sure your business has the foundation for success. Whether you are looking to strengthen an existing business, formulate a succession plan, or get a new business off the ground, the Illinois Small Development Center at Champaign County EDC is here to provide advice, resources, and support for you and your organization. Think of us as valuable member of your team.

Our highly trained and experienced staff can offer advice, free of charge, on business planning, tax procedure, incorporation, financing, financial analysis and planning, marketing tools and strategy, and management assistance.

Contact us today to learn more about how the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC can help you achieve your goals.


The mission of the Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC is to assist in job creation, support entrepreneurship, business start-up, expansion, productivity, and to sharpen small business management in the region. Our organization and partners accomplish this through one-on-one counseling, technical assistance, training seminars, information provision, networking opportunities and business development and real estate expertise.