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.

Four 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 Rural Business Development Manager, which assists businesses in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Mason, and Stark Counties.
  • The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), which helps companies that sell goods and services to federal, state and local agencies.

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 Stories

“Branson Meets Broadway” - The Rebirth of the Barn

Surrounded by a cattle farm, Abby Reel, now business partner of the Barn III, envisioned a life of entrepreneurship as an adolescent.

Peoria Specialty

Peoria Specialty Obtains Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Certification

Lux Blox

That said, this is the long-story-short-version of how Mike and Heather went from two separate career trajectories to running a hot startup that is taking STEM education by storm.

Pearce Passionate

Passionate is a precise adjective to describe the heart of Maggie Butterfield.