Say Hello to Your Startup Coaches
Meet the people who will personally guide you as you conceive, plan, and launch your business.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University Is Your Starting Point
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free business counseling and low-cost training programs for existing and startup businesses in Central Illinois. Services include:
- Guidance through business startup steps
- Training on how to write a Business Plan
- Critique and suggestions on Business Plan content
- Analysis of feasibility of new business ideas.
- Provide low cost marketing ideas.
- Referrals to area professional services providers and lending institutions.
How to Get Started with the Illinois SBDC
Schedule 1-on-1 business guidance with the SBDC, where you will plan your launch, develop your business model canvas, write your business plan, and more.
Join the Startup GP Community
Startup Greater Peoria is growing a community of thinkers, doers and innovators in Central Illinois. Startup GP provides training, collaboration, and mentorship in order to connect all sorts of talents and sprout startups. Get plugged in by attending one of Startup GP’s many events.
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