Hands-on training, customized to the client’s unique needs, has made the Illinois SBDC at the Women’s Business Development Center a trusted and frequently-visited resource for Chicago small business owners. In testimonials from businesses as diverse as a tech start-up, a music company, and a home organizer, the value is clear: the SBDC staff members are candid, encouraging coaches well prepared to share their technical skills with entrepreneurs. The SBA has recognized these accomplishments and presented the Illinois SBDC at the Women’s Business Development Center with its 2017 Illinois SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award.
SBDC Director Karen Goldner and Director of Entrepreneurial Programs Meg Herman together provide programming that not only has an economic impact, but also helps clients bring their products to the market and realize their dreams. They listen closely to what small business owners want and need and are flexible when it comes to adjusting their... Read More