Turner Center

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship assists people who want to own their own businesses through a variety of programs for students and community members. Counseling, technical assistance and educational opportunities are available for anyone interested in startups, as well as owners of established companies looking to expand their businesses.

Three organizations provide services under the Turner Center umbrella:

  • The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides free business counseling and low-cost training programs for existing and startup businesses in central Illinois.
  • The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, which helps Illinois companies navigate the international marketplace.
  • The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which helps companies that sell goods and services to federal, state and local agencies.

SBA Disaster Assistance

The Illinois SBDC at Bradley University and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship are fully operational and ready to assist businesses during these challenging economic conditions. We have created a resource page specifically focused on SBA Disaster Assistance.

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Illinois Small Business Development Center


Your one-stop resource to start, grow, and fund your business.

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Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center


Do you have a product or service needed by local, state, or the federal government? We can help you win business.

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Illinois SBDC International Trade Center


Our team of trade assistants can help you find new export markets, partners, and solve trade problems.

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Technology Commercialization


Need assistance with a patent or other technology commercialization? We can help!

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Success Story Spotlight


Family-owned business cleans and disinfects during COVID-19 pandemic

As many businesses closed their doors due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mad Dog Cleaning shifted its services to include disinfecting at several facilities to keep the family business open, as well as the places they cleaned.


Skid Steer Nation Builds Online Community Highlighting Small American Manufacturers

In an increasingly digital world, leaders of organizations need to change how they build trust with their audience and foster an organizational culture.


It’s a Family Business at Solomon Colors

The concrete product market is one that is being led by a family-owned company in Springfield, Illinois by the name of Solomon Colors.


Peoria Specialty Providing a COVID-19 Testing Alternative

Peoria Specialty, Inc. have been specializing in providing wound care services and vehicle accessibility since their founding in 2004.

Training Events

Starting Your Business in Illinois

August 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting Your Business in Illinois

August 25
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Starting Your Business in Illinois

September 7
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Starting Your Business in Illinois

October 5
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Starting Your Business in Illinois

October 20
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Starting Your Business in Illinois

November 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM