SBDC Resources

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business America's Small Business Development Center Network is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

Our mission is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers -taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities - by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible.

Located in DuPage County, Illinois, Innovation DuPage empowers entrepreneurs, inspires and informs businesses, educational and governmental partners through focused collaboration, resource sharing and strategic development of the regional innovation ecosystem.  Innovation DuPage will significantly impact regional economic development by leveraging public and private partners in support of startup and early-stage business enterprises by connecting them to the knowledge, expert mentors and resources necessary to succeed.

The SBA's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has also delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Information regarding the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs, and exporting opportunities.

Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois Small Business Development Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Ute Westphal, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2630
Fax: (630) 942-2606
Email: westphalu@cod.edu

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