Illinois Small Business Development Center

America's SBDC Illinois


The Illinois Small Business Development Center provides assistance to small businesses with start-up, expansion, business and marketing plan assistance, accessing financing opportunities, and a variety of seminars and workshops.


An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways, and now you may apply online. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. You must check with your state to make sure need a state number or charter. Contact our office for assistance.

You will need to file a REG-1 Form - you must register with the Illinois Department of Revenue if you conduct business in Illinois, or with Illinois customers. This includes sole proprietors (individual or husband/wife), exempt organizations, or government agencies withholding for Illinois employees. Contact our office for assistance.

An assumed name, or DBA (short for "doing business as"), allows you to legally do business as a particular name without have to create an entirely new business entity. It allows you as a sole proprietor to use a business name rather than your personal name. In the state of Illinois, registration is handled at the county level.


SBDC Workshops


November 14 & November 15 @ 8:00am – 4:00pm
 Main Campus Room J1024
1 Credit Hour


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Mentoring and More

November 5 & November 12 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Main Campus Room J1024


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Online Workshops via ed2go (PDF)