Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

Who We Are

The Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center (WISBDC) at Southeastern Illinois College is a part of the Illinois Small Business Development Center Network which serves as a dynamic, integrated, small business assistance delivery system.  The Network’s mission is to increase the competitiveness, profitability and growth of Illinois businesses in a global economy.  The WISBDC has been developed through a partnership involving the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the college as a service to Illinois small businesses in Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White counties and portions of Hamilton, Johnson and Williamson counties.

Illinois Department of Commerce
Small Business Administration

Contact Information

Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center
Southeastern Illinois College- Main Campus
Suite G126, Building G
Phone: (618) 252-5001
Regular business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Note: We are closed on Fridays during the summer.

Our Team

At the WISBDC at SIC, our staff includes experienced business counselors and other support staff specialized in helping your business grow.  Our personnel are courteous, professional and our goal is to empower and equip small businesses with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s changing business environment.

Our Services

The WISBDC at SIC offers a wide array of business support services including counseling, workshops, computer classes and customized training.  Specific areas of counseling and training include:

  • Business Plan Development and Financial Projections
  • Strategic Planning, Leadership Coaching and Organizational Streamlining
  • Financial Analysis – Including cash flow, AR/AP, profit & loss, etc.
  • Sales and marketing – increasing market penetration, developing a sales and marketing strategy, market analysis, increasing web presence, staff training and corporate branding
  • Regulatory Compliance Help – Understanding regulations and agencies involved like the IRS, State of Illinois, county government, city government, health departments, EPA, OSHA and more.
  • CPR & Workforce Training
  • Business Start-up Training Intensives
  • Entrepreneurship
  • WBE/MBE/Veteran Business Support


Any owner or manager of a small business or anyone thinking of starting a business in Illinois may be a client


All advising and business support services at the WISBDC are offered at no charge to our clients.  Some classes, workshops, and copied materials may have a minimal charge.

Our Partners

The following partners play an integral role in the Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center.

Illinois Small Business Development Center – IL DCEO

U.S. Small Business Administration

Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission

Southern Illinois University Procurement Technical Assistance Center

If you are interested in starting your own business or if you own a small business and would like to learn more about the center, please stop by 3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946, or call us at 618-252-5001 to set up an appointment today with one of our skilled advisors.  You can also follow what’s happening with SBDC by following us on Facebook at

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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