Small Business Articles Index

Six Resources to Keep up with the Affordable Care Act

By Ross Miller, Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center

The Affordable Care Act was signed into Law in 2010.  A large portion of the law will come into effect at the beginning of 2014.  Many of these provisions will affect businesses, specifically, businesses that employ 50 or more full-time employees. The ACA has a new method ....

Low-Interest SBA Disaster Loans Available

By Ross Miller, Director, Illinois Small Business Development Center

On May 23, 2013, the federal government added Knox, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford and seven other counties to the major disaster declaration issued May 10. This allows for businesses (as well as home owners and renters) that were affected by the storms and flooding in April to apply for SBA low-interest
disaster loans.

SBDC Continues Successful Senior Project Program

By Ken Klotz, Director-Programs, Turner Center of Entrepreneurship

The Turner Center’s SBDC is home to one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the nation – the “Bradley Senior Consulting Project Program”. Beginning more than 25 years ago, this program has harnessed the combined creativity and energy of more than 5,000 students to complete projects for more than 1,000 companies. Every project is designed ....

From Entrepreneurship at Motorola to the Turner Center

By James Foley, Director, Turner Center Operations, FCBA International Programs

This summer the Turner Center is hosting a Bradley University engineering student for an internship in entrepreneurship.  Ryan Miller (Mechanical Engineering, 2014) is no stranger to the creative and diverse thinking needed to solve problems associated with new companies and products.  In a prior summer internship, ....