Centers & Institutes

Center for Business and Economic Research

Founded in 1979, the CBER facilitates business research and consultation projects by the members of the Foster College of Business Administration. The CBER currently administers over $250,000 per year in projects funded by businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Robert & Carolyn Turner Center for Entrepreneurship

At The Robert & Carolyn Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, we have the collective knowledge and resources to assist small or start-up businesses in creating a plan that minimizes risk and takes advantage of opportunities. Which is why we are able to create strategies that help our clients understand the moves and all their consequences.

Executive Development Center

Our cutting-edge programs are informed by leading academic research and real-world experience to affect real change and improve your bottom line.

Illinois SBDC International Trade Center

Since 1989, the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University has helped hundreds of Illinois companies take advantage of the potential of the international marketplace. 

NAFTA Opportunity Center

Since 1994, the NAFTA Opportunity Center has helped hundreds of Illinois companies capitalize on the potential of Free Trade Agreements around the world, including the state's two top export destinations - Canada and Mexico.

Illinois Small Business Development Center

For over 15 years, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship has provided business counseling and support to entrepreneurs and existing businesses.