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Business Development Center

Business Development Center COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 has forced us into uncertain times and what is now being called a ‘new norm’. The Illinois SBDC/PTAC/ITC at College of DuPage, as expert advisors, are here to advise and guide small businesses within our community. We are confident and know that we will get through this together!

COVID-19 Small Business Weekly Update

Many are being bombarded through email with new information almost hourly. We have made the decision to post the COVID-19 Small Business Weekly Update as a resource guide for small businesses. Each week we are being asked specific questions so we are releasing those questions with answers. If you have a question that has not been addressed, please send that question to Rita Haake,

Business Advisors

The Business Development Center strives to advance the practice of business ownership to stimulate economic growth and development through new company formation and growth. The Center is committed to the business community with programming and customized advising and high-quality training.

There are three core programs offered under the Business Development Center, 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. 


Contact Information

Business Development Center
Main Line: (630) 942-2600
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Rita Haake, Center Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 942-2606

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