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Small Business Development Center
Western Illinois University
214 Seal Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-2211, 309-298-1128
Office Hours:8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm) Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough and West central Illinois, including Hancock, Henderson, Warren, and 13 other Counties
Services Provided:Offers general and specific business counseling about starting, operating, and expanding a small for-profit business. Services include:

Information on starting a business
Sources of capitol
Business plan preparation
Loan structuring and packaging
Market research
Marketing advertising, and sales
Business, financial, and personnel management International trade and govt. procurement referrals.

Assists in the development of a new product or technology by providing direct assistance or referrals for:

Screening and evaluation of new ideas
Patent, trademark, copyright protection
Research and development
Competitive analysis and feasibility studies
Prototype development
Marketing, distribution, and licensing info.
Referrals to inventor organizations

Sponsors or co-sponsors up-to-date informational training seminars on a variety of business-related topics in response to identified needs of business and industry.
Last updated: 2003-10-10

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