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IVCC Small Business Development Center
Beverly Malooley, Director

Small Business Development Center
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348-9691

Phone: (815) 223-1740 or (815) 224-0212


Our objectives for small businesses in the Illinois Valley area are to:

  • Assist those who are contemplating starting or buying a business.
  • Provide guidance and counseling to existing or potential businesses.
  • Provide training to small business owners, their employees and the public.
  • Provide technical assistance in product development.
  • Provide information and assistance in obtaining loans and capital information.
  • Perform financial analysis, market analysis and forecasting.
  • Assist businesses in working with the government and its various programs.
  • Improve the economy through the development of viable small businesses.
  • Promote small business related issues within the Illinois Valley.


Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Step by Step manual for running a business
Available grants and loans
Instructions for starting a business in Illinois
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Sell 2 Illinois
Make the State of Illinois your next customer! Chances are the State is buying the goods or services you sell. Illinois runs social service facilities, office buildings, garages, state parks and, the State needs virtually everything consumers and businesses need! Go to, to register your business with the state and find out more information about the Small Business Set-Aside Program and the Business Enterprise Program.

Then, check out current and future bidding opportunities...and, receive email alerts whenever the state needs something you sell!


One Source, Illinois Department of Employment Security
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Small Business Association
Hot Topics and Ideas, Starting Your Business, Financing Your Business, Managing Your Business


American Express for Small Business


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American Small Business League
Promote and advocate policies that provide the greatest opportunity for small business


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IRS Information
Employment taxes and more information to get your business started