The SBA (Small Business Administration) provides a variety of training, counseling
resources to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to help them start – and
their businesses. At Chicago State University, those services are delivered by the
Business Development Center in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce
We understand that entrepreneurs drive America’s economy, and account for the majority
our nation’s new jobs and innovations. Our services and programs are designed to help
businesses enhance their performance and build capacity to successfully compete in
Strategic business relationships are the key to economic growth in the 21st century,
are proud of the partnerships we form with local business organizations and chambers.
These collaborations provide additional support and resources to address the specific
of groups such as veterans, women business owners, or CEO’s who want to expand their
businesses through mergers & acquisitions.