Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and its sister organization NORBIC are uniquely designed to help you grow your business through direct contact with dozens of government services. As the state’s only organization that houses four business development centers under one roof, NORBIC provides direct access to the technical assistance you need.

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Small Business. Big Opportunities.

From helping you develop a business plan to creating targeted marketing materials, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at NORBIC provides one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses. Whether you’re on your own as an entrepreneur or already managing an existing company, the SBDC provides a wide range of information and guidance. A cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and the Local, State, and Federal Governments, the SBDC is an integral component of the Illinois Entrepreneurial Network (IEN) of training and counseling services. Let us help you grow and expand your small business today.

Offering FREE one-on-one counseling to entrepreneurs and existing companies on:

   Access to Capital

   Accounting and Finance

   Business Plan Development

   Equity and Debt Financing

   General Business Management Issues


   Management Issues

   Marketing Plan Development

     Examining how to market your product

     Create collateral materials

     E-mail marketing tool with Constant Contact

   Strategic Planning

Contact us and take the next step in developing your business.

If you’re an entrepreneur, start with our feasibility questioner.

For a Sample Business Plan.

The NORBIC Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is funded in part by the

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).


Seminars & Tours

Operations Round Table

Topic: Operations

Date: October 12, 2011

Time: 08:00

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Date: July 28, 2015

Time: 9am

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Networking at Arlington

Date: May 15, 2015


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What's New in Your Business

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capital investments in 2011?

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In equipment:   Yes No

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