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


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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce provide 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



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

We are excited to announce two more Rockford area locations to serve our SBDC clients:


Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.

Every Tuesday from 10 - 2 pm, located at 404 S. State. Belvidere IL 61008

Only by appoinment

​Park Chambers. Loves Park City Hall

(Inside Loves Park City Hall) on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2:00 pm. Located at 100 Heart Blvd Loves Park IL 61111

Only by appointment



308 W. State St. Suite 350

Rockford, IL 61101

(815) 316-4301

Only by appointment


8500 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108

(815) 753-8718

Monday to Friday / 8 am to 4 pm

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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