Rockford, Illinois
The Illinois SBDC is funded in part through a
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Illinois Department
of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
and Rock Valley College.  
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Small Business Development Center

Beginning July 30, the SBDC office will temporarily be closed.

We will not have phone or internet service during this time as we prepare to move to our new location: 1111 S. Alpine Rd., Suite 203, Rockford, IL 61108

We will respond to all voicemails and emails on Monday, August 3, 2015.


About Us

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Rock Valley College (RVC) is Winnebago, Ogle, Stephenson, and Boone counties’ central resource for business development and creation.

The SBDC leverages a large network of resources to ensure the success of existing and start-up businesses that create jobs and grow our region’s economy.

No matter the size of your business, the SBDC network can provide guidance in the following areas:
•    Legal structure
•    Sales/marketing
•    Operations
•    Accounting/finance
•    Commercialization
•    Market research
•    Human resources
•    Patents
•    Licensing
•    Business Planning



Athena PowerLinkThe Rockford ATHENAPowerLink® (APL) is offering a professional consulting package, valued at $40,000 for an entire year. A woman business owner will be chosen from the Rockford market to participate. ATHENAPowerLink is able to offer this business mentoring program for women with the support of PNC, and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more now!

Get Your Business Moving Online

Do you need to increase your knowledge and help your business grow? Is our eTraining right for you? 

Click here to learn more about online training options.


SBDC Annual Reports



2014 Annual Report


2013 Annual Report