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America's SBDC are the Leaders in Job creation & Measurable Economic Results


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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Rock Valley College provides a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Based on client needs, local business trends and individual business requirements, SBDC's customize their services to meet the evolving needs of the hundreds of small businesses in the communities in which they are located.

Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:

  • No cost, one-on-one, confidential business advising

  • Virtual Business Advising

  • Training programs & workshops designed for small businesses

  • Professional referral network

  • Accesing Capital

  • Technology Development

  • Lifelong business partners

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SBDCs Are The Leaders in Job Creation and
Measureable Economic Results

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SBDCs Help Their Clients Create…

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A new business
every 26 minutes

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A new Job
every 5.7 minutes

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$100,000 in financing every
8.8 minutes

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$100,000 in new sales every
7.2 minutes

Learn more about the nationwide

impact of SBDCs at


1. “Economic Impact of Small Business Development Center Counseling Activities in the United States: 2018-2019,” by James
J. Chrisman, Ph.D. (This report assesses the economic impact of long-term SBDC counseling activities in 2018. Long-term
clients are defined as those who received a minimum of five hours of counseling assistance from the SBDC.)

2. U.S. Small Business Administration

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Rock Valley College Downtown Campus
99 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104

(815) 921-4641

Only by appointment

Small Business Development Centers are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA. 

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