Binational Institute of Human Development (BIHD)

Small Business Development Institute

We offer assistance to Latino immigrants mainly but not exclusively, who currently own
or dream of having a micro or small business.

Our vision is to assist the immigrant community to assimilate effectively and to grow
economically by starting their own business, or if they already have them, we help them
modernize, expand or improve the performance of their business.
The three main objectives of our program are to:

    • Foster economic development in the immigrant community, particularly tin
      the dense Latino populated areas, within the State of Illinois;
    • Promote the creation of networks that connect micro and small business
      entrepreneurs with customers, venture capital, and other opportunities;
    • Provide tailored solutions for entrepreneurs, or potential ones, to create,
      open and grow their businesses.