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.

Three 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 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 Story Spotlight


A New Set of Circumstances Requires a New Skillset

JW Photography Studios specializes in 360 degree photography for more than just weddings.


Local Day Spa Takes Advantage of E-commerce Opportunities

On the brink of the COVID 19 pandemic when the country was in the beginning of what would be a long lock down, so many businesses across many different industries were hit with uncertainty of what the future would look like for them.


Racing Parts Business Helping with Logistics

Family-owned Hoerr Racing has been involved in the racing business since 1965.


Service Disabled Veteran Makes it His Duty to Change Healthcare for His Fellow Servicemen and Women

CW Financial & Management Group is proudly owned and operated by Craig Williams.

Training Events

Starting Your Business in Illinois

July 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting Your Business In Illinois

July 27
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Starting Your Business In Illinois

August 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Starting Your Business in Illinois

August 24
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Starting Your Business in Illinois

September 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM