Center for Entrepreneurship


The Center for Entrepreneurship strives to advance the practice of entrepreneurship to stimulate economic growth and development through new company formation and business growth. The Center is committed to the small business community with programming and promotion of entrepreneurial activities through varied programs, customized advising and high-quality training.

There are three core programs offered under the Center for Entrepreneurship, a department within the Continuing Education Division.

Illinois Small Business Development Center

Businesses can receive assistance in the areas of management, marketing, finance and operations.

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Businesses can receive specialized assistance in the area of expansion through governmental contracting. Advising will meet the needs of selling to the local, state or federal markets.

Illinois International Trade Center

Businesses can receive specialized assistance to ensure export readiness in the global marketplace. 

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Contact Information

Center for Entrepreneurship
Main Line: (630) 942-2600
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201
Lisle, IL, 60532

Rita Haake, Center Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 505-4931

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Roadmap to Success

    Roadmap to Success

    This workshop is for serious entrepreneurs preparing to pre-launch a business, existing small business owners seeking funding, or early-stage startups needing a blueprint for growth.

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  • Micro-Loans


    Gain insight into micro-lending and how your business may qualify for a small business loan.

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  • The Startup Guide to Business

    The Startup Guide to Business

    Learn about your aptitude as an entrepreneur and how to understand risks, rewards, and lessons on the essential elements in launching a successful business in Illinois.

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  • Navigating Bid Match

    Navigating Bid Match

    Learn to understand the information the bid match system provides for a Bid/No Bid decision.

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  • Bid to Win

    Bid to Win

    Learn the basics of writing a proposal to ensure you are responding to everything that is requested in a solicitation.

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