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IL SBDC at SIU offers no-cost and always confidential business advice to help you start, grow, and succeed in your business. See the SIU Small Business Development Center’s website for workshops and services that are provided to Illinois business owners at no charge.

To learn more about IL SBDC at SIU services or set up an appointment, contact or 618-536-2424.

Contract opportunities may exist for you, and APEX Accelerator can help with the necessary steps to be prepared for government contracts.

Help with Employee Training/Costs through Illinois Worknet/American Job Center

  • If like many, you are facing labor shortages or untrained labor, there is some help with potential for up to 50% payroll reimbursement.
  • You may also seek assistance in setting up an apprenticeship program in your business.
  • See the Network & Connect Illinois WorkNet Service Finder site for organizations in our region and more info.

The Community Navigator Program is made available at no cost from funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission.

To learn more about our services or set up an appointment, contact or 618-536-2424.