The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Joseph Center® is a vital asset for business owners. We provide one-on-one business advising, networking opportunities, training workshops and assistance to entrepreneurs looking to improve business performance, productivity and profitability.
We offer support to both emerging and established entrepreneurs in achieving their business goals with services from our three centers: the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the International Trade Center (ITC) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). With each center specializing in various stages of business, we are able to assist entrepreneurs wherever they may be on their journey to success.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AT EVERY STAGE
Meet Our Host Site – The Joseph Center®
The Joseph Center® houses several world-class programs that focus on wealth creation, innovation, and entrepreneurial success, all centering around the mission of eradicating generational poverty. One of these programs includes the Joseph Business School (JBS) in Forest Park, IL, where our center is located.
JBS is a premier Christian business school that prepares kingdom minded entrepreneurs by combining traditional business skills and biblical principles to equip students to engage the marketplace from a Christian perspective.
Established in 2005, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Joseph Center® was the first faith-based SBDC’s in the United States.
We are members of a powerful statewide network of resource providers for emerging businesses sponsored and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IL-DCEO) and The Joseph Center®