Women's Business Development Center

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

Intro to Government Contracting

This webinar provides businesses with an introduction to government contracting and includes: -Overview of how agencies buy and sell goods and services -Market research to identify contract opportunities -The role of diverse certifications -Introduction to buying plans -Next steps to get started.

IL Small Business Development Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the WBDC offers no-cost advising and is dedicated to helping new and established entrepreneurs access networks and resources to grow their business and achieve long-term economic growth.

Business Plan

Business Plan Outline

If you’re at the exploration stage, or ready to start a business, you’ll need to take steps that will increase the likelihood of a successful launch.

Getting Started

Developing a Mindset for Business Success

Starting, operating, and even building a successful business or company has very little to do with the revenue producing activities; it has more to do with continually nurturing your mindset.