Workforce and Professional Development Institute
College of Lake County
Workforce and Professional Development Institute

Illinois Small Business Development & International Trade Center

"Start Strong. Stay Strong. Grow Strong."

Ready, Set, GROW!

Build an e-Marketing Strategy that will GROW your Business

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  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • University Center of Lake County
  • Grayslake Campus
  • Register

For more information, visit the event page.

Find your path to success with our small business expertise. Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, we are dedicated to providing you the best advice and resources. We are your trusted business partner offering expert advice on business plans and development, loan readiness, financial, marketing, and operations through a variety of business workshops to sharpen your skills. Learn more about the SBDC/ITC.

International Trade Consulting Services

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is YOUR partner to success.

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Where will your next customer come from?

Did you know 95% of consumers live outside of the United States?


Now is the time to strengthen your business through global growth. Whether you are new to exporting or seeking new markets, our International Trade Specialist can help you identify new markets and navigate through exporting regulations.

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center offers advice and counsel to help you grow your business on a global scale.

Other Global Resource Tools

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Import Genius for the College of Lake County can help you find new global trade opportunities. This powerful resource tool aids you in evaluating suppliers, finding sales prospects, researching markets and monitoring competitors. Learn more about Import Genius.

SBDC/ITC Workshops

Looking for a small business loan?

Has your search for small business financing been unsuccessful?
SBA Express Loans Available - contact us for details (847) 543-2033 or

ACCION Microloan Program with CLC
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the College of Lake County is offering access to small business microloans in cooperation with Accion Chicago. See if you qualify for the NEW Microloan Program or call (847) 543-2033 for more information.

GRANTS: Facts, Myths & Scams

Beware of companies and individuals who, for a fee, will provide information on grants available for small business start-up.

ATHENAPowerLink® Program

ATHENAPowerLink is seeking applications for a woman-owned business to participate in a year-long program designed to increase the growth and profitability of her business. Information is available on the Lake County ATHENAPowerLink Web site - Cosponsored by the College of Lake County and PNC Bank.

Thinking about starting your own business?

Are you ready? Find out more about starting your own business.

SBDC/ITC Resources

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the College of Lake County. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscrimination basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (847) 543-2033, or TDD: (847) 223-0134.

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