Small Business

SBDC Seeks Companies for Senior Projects

An exceptionally large need exists for area companies willing to participate in Bradley’s “Senior Consulting Project Program”.  The Program, created more than 25 years ago, is designed to provide senior-level students with an opportunity to apply their accumulated business knowledge to a “real world” business situation at NO COST to the participating business.

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 is allowing both the State and Federal governments to improve and create programs to help businesses get the money needed to expand or start a business.  The programs are being led by the Small Business Administration (SBA) on the Federal level and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on the State level.


New Programs for Innovators

The Turner Center is excited to announce several new programs designed specifically for technology entrepreneurs and new innovations.  Effective immediately, Central Illinois innovators can obtain detailed technology commercialization advice, access to a prototype development grant fund and grant writing assistance relating to the federal SBIR research & development grant program.