Business Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Illinois SBDC at Bradley University and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship provides one-on-one assistance, education, and research to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to start, grow, or accelerate a business. As such, our business advisors are on the front lines when businesses are impacted by any kind of disruption from tornadoes to pandemics. We are fully operational and ready to assist businesses during these challenging economic conditions.

In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), all of our advisers are prepared to assist businesses with questions on how to access SBA Disaster Assistance and programs through DCEO. There is no cost for our confidential assistance. These services are made possible through the support of the SBA, DCEO, and Bradley University.

What You Need to Know

Our staff are able to work remotely with businesses located in the following counties:

  • Fulton
  • Marshall
  • Mason
  • Peoria
  • Stark
  • Tazewell
  • Woodford

If your Illinois business is not located in one of the above counties, you may visit this website to find your local Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC). If you are located outside of Illinois, please visit this website to find your state’s SBDC network.

If you have not previously worked with the Illinois SBDC at Bradley University, your adviser will ask you to complete a short application for our assistance. You are welcome to complete the form at any time. Only required questions need to be answered. The form is required by the SBA and DCEO in order for us to provide our services at no cost.

Last Updated July 21, 2021

Next Step?

Contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center via email (illinoissbdc@bradley.edu) is fastest. You may leave a voice message at (309) 677-2992. Emails and phone messages are returned within 1 business day.