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Illinois SBDC Adviser Certification

Online Training for Small Business Development Advisors

Start with the Four Essential Modules

* Code of Professional Performance

* Counseling Techniques

* Cross-Selling Network Services

* Government Regulations

Creating a common body of knowledge
and a standard of performance
among a diverse group of professionals

Expand your Small Business Expertise

* Marketing

* Recordkeeping and Budgets

* Financial Statements

* Sources and Requirements for Financing

* Business Planning

* Starting Your Business


Four Essential Modules

Four Required Modules for 

Business Development Advisor Certification




Six Additional Modules

Select business development areas

where you need to review the basics skills



Illinois SBDC Network

Resources and small business partners

are readily available to provide support and assistance




Advisors in the SBDC Network

Recertify every five years.


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About SBDC Network

The Centers in SBDC Network include Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), International Trade Centers (ITC) including NAFTA Opportunity Centers (NOC), Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (TIES,) Women’s Business Centers, the Office of Minority Business Development, Small Business Incubators (SBI), and Small Business Innovation Research Centers (SBIR.) These organizations and other not-for-profit entities focused on the growth of entrepreneurs comprise the state’s SBDC Network.

Illinois Small Business Development Centers

About the Facilitators

As Illinois Small Business Development Center certified business advisors with over ten years of experience, Joanne Osmond and Claudia Pannell helped hundreds of small business owners find their path to success. Offering one-on-one consulting targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs, they are dedicated to providing the best advice and resources.

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