Need financing? Leads for new customers? An updated website? Access to a leading national database? A professional to run ideas past? The Illinois SBDC at ICNC assists existing companies and new ventures move toward success.
We ensure that the voices of our company owners are heard when decisions are being made on issues that impact business: zoning, infrastructure, security, regulations/processes and more.
ICNC helps companies access both public and private resources, including finding and securing grant or loan money, accessing government services and bringing tax dollars back to the neighborhood in the form of infrastructure improvements.
ICNC’s expanded computer center offers free classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and more. Members are also welcome to use the center or our conference rooms for their own meetings or trainings.
The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at ICNC helps companies with exporting from start to finish. Whether you’re new to selling abroad, or want to build your current exports, we’ll help. Services include export readiness analysis, market entry strategy, links to new resources, financing and more.
The Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) is a program run by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that reimburses employers for up to 50% of what they spend on eligible training costs for their employees.
In 2009, ICNC partnered with the Eleanor Foundation to provide no-cost EMT training to single women looking to work hard and advance their career.
ICNC assists companies in developing and implementing plans for success in a marketplace that increasingly requires conservation of resources, socially responsible practices, skillful use of new technologies and accountability to stakeholders.