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Get in contact with our team for business help!
We are a non-for-profit organization funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Submit your information and someone from our team will follow up within 24 hours.We are located at Rock Valley College Campus Woodward Technology Center (WTC)3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114 - No walk ins, appointments only
Depending on the business goals, challenges and size of the organization, a project scope is typically determined during the initial consultation sessions. For complex challenges and enterprise clients, we typically recommend an assessment phase at the beginning of the project. This ensures that we identify and prioritize everything correctly and develop the best solution to meet your goals.
Although we customize just about everything to your business needs and goals, the typical consulting project is started and organized in the following ways: Initial consultation meeting(s) determine your goals and current business challenges as well as signing our confidentiality agreement. Once you are signed up, we’ll establish you in our system which will promote meaningful and effective collaboration, regular communication, and milestone reporting.
We offer these services at no cost.
Yes, some of our clients are start-ups. If you’re an entrepreneur developing or refining your business model, identifying target markets, defining your brand, mapping your business operations, strategizing your company launch, or seeking expertise in launching your company, then our center can bring significant impact and expertise to your start-up.
No, our Center has a team of small business strategists and business growth experts who can help entrepreneurs develop all the key elements needed for a strong business plan, however the actual writing of the business plan is not one of our provided services.
Every potential new client meets with the director of our Center or an expert advisor within our Center. This initial consultation is not a sales call, we want to provide full transparency to who we are as a company and have an open dialogue with you to determine how we might help your business. We do not try to be all things to all people, if we don’t believe we can solve your company’s challenges or meet its goals & expectations, then we are going to openly tell you that. Our Center is built on strong values and the belief that our success is achieved by helping you be successful.
Typically our clients are experiencing one or more of the following scenarios:• Struggling with challenges or obstacles within their business that is holding their company back from achieving growth and higher profitability• Challenged by scaling their business or developing and implementing a growth plan that actually delivers intended results• The company has outgrown their existing business processes, causing problems with daily operations (errors, increased costs, unreliable results, slower than expected output)
We do not work with non-profit organizations, including counties and municipalities. We only work with for-profit businesses.