Meet with Our Advisers

Are you planning to start a new business?  Our advisers are available to answer your specific questions through one-on-one assistance.  All of our advisers are part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University. Our assistance is at no-cost and confidential.  Our only goal is to help you succeed! Areas of assistance for startups include:

  • Guidance through business startup steps, including license/permit issues, choosing legal structure, name registration, startup financing, and sales/income tax responsibilities.
  • Training on how to write a business plan, with an emphasis on bank expectations.
  • Critique and suggestions on business plan content, financial projections and marketing plans.
  • Analysis of feasibility of new business ideas.
  • Provide low cost marketing ideas.
  • Referrals to area professional service providers and lending institutions.

If you have not yet attended one of our workshops “Starting Your Business in Illinois”, we ask that you attend that workshop before you meet with one of our advisers as many of your initial questions will be answered at the workshop.

Meet Our Advisers

To schedule a meeting please call (309) 677-2992 or email