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Resources

College of DuPage Career and Professional Training

College of DuPage Continuing Education provides quality and affordable career training and professional development

College of DuPage Library

Extensive listings of business resources & databases.

Innovation DuPage

Located in DuPage County, Illinois, Innovation DuPage empowers entrepreneurs, inspires and informs businesses, educational and governmental partners through focused collaboration, resource sharing and strategic development of the regional innovation ecosystem.  Innovation DuPage will significantly impact regional economic development by leveraging public and private partners in support of startup and early-stage business enterprises by connecting them to the knowledge, expert mentors and resources necessary to succeed.

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Experts, networks, tools and other opportunities transform your business into an appealing investment for lenders. That's where success begins. We partner with well-respected business development organizations and educational institutions that work with clients who have the vision and potential to become a high-growth enterprise. Whether your company employs two people or 102, we can help you Connect Outside The Box - it's a new way of thinking that extends beyond your own knowledge and experience to activate the possibilities!

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has also delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Information regarding the 8(a) and HUBZone certification programs, and exporting opportunities.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Business Development Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
(630) 942-2600
Email: bdc@cod.edu

Jean Lin, Center Manager
Phone: (630) 942-3041
Fax: (630) 942-2606
Email: lini@cod.edu

Regular Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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