Small Business Development Institute

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Binational Institute for Human Development (BIHD) in the Chicago area is an entirely new initiative funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration. USA, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. (DCEO) and the Binational Institute for Human Development.

The Illinois SBDC-BIHD provides personalized business counseling to aspiring entrepreneurs and established small business owners.

Our main goal is to help foster small businesses and jobs by providing educational resources, training, guidance, coaching, and assistance to entrepreneurial aspirants, especially in the immigrant community, regardless of their immigration status.

Our goals:

Foster economic development in the immigrant community, particularly in areas densely populated by Latinos, within the state of Illinois;
Promote the creation of networks that connect micro and small business entrepreneurs with clients, venture capital and other opportunities;
Provide tailor-made solutions for entrepreneurs, or potential entrepreneurs, to create, open and grow their businesses.
Train new entrepreneurs at an affordable cost, as well as people who already have an informal business and businesswomen who are already formally established and who have growth potential in their activities.