Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College (ILSBDC@DACC) provides information and assistance to potential and existing Illinois small businesses through one-on-one counseling and training sessions.

Our services include:

  • One-on-one business counseling for existing and start up businesses.
  • Assistance with developing, writing, and implementing business plans.
  • Preparing and implementing budgets.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Evaluating business acquisitions.
  • Evaluating legal entities.
  • Periodic Training Seminars.
  • Help in identifying and applying for business financing.
  • Assistance with financial analysis and planning.
  • Access to business education and training opportunities.

Visit e-Center Direct at and click on client sign-up to request SBDC counseling services and register for training events.

Visit htts:// for all kinds of resources:

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Business
  • Starting a Business in Illinois” Handbook
  • Developing Your Small Business
  • Business Start-up and Management Guides
  • Checklist for Going Into Business
  • Checklist for Financing a Business

Other links and resources:

  • Illinois Entrepreneurship Network -
  • Small Business Administration -
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity -
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ILDCEO)
  • America’s Small Business Development Center Network -
  • Vermilion Advantage -

Certificate in Small Business Ownership

A 15 credit hour, 5 course series designed to prepare the new entrepreneur for a smooth launch. Included in this series is BMGT100 “Basics of Business Setup,” a 2-hour online hybrid course where you will cover all aspects of creating a business plan:

  • Is business ownership for you?
  • Identifying what you plan to sell
  • Targeting your customer
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Financing options
  • Formal structure

Other courses in the certificate are:

Introduction to Accounting (BACC 100):

3 credit hour course - investigates the fundamental concepts of accounting. Available as a hybrid web-based course.

Introduction to Business (CBUS 104):

3 credit hour course - develops student understanding of today’s business world. Available as a web and web hybrid course.

Principals of Marketing (BMGT 117):

4 credit hour course - explores the various processes and concepts inherent in the discipline of marketing. Available as a web-based course.

Business Computer Systems (CBUS 150):

3 credit hour course - covers the role of computing in society today in business and industry, including system design and analysis. Available in both traditional and webbased course format.

Earle Steiner, Director
2000 E. Main St.
Bremer Conference Center, Rm
Danville IL 61832
(217) 554-1669

Plaza 31 Satellite Office
3140 N. Vermilion St.
Suite 201-B
Danville Illinois 61832
Please contact for appointment