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The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in
Mt. Vernon was established to help entrepreneurs start new businesses, or to expand or
improve existing businesses. The SBDC offers one-on-one confidential counseling for all
phases of business activities.
If you have owned a business, or if you’re already in business, we invite you to meet with
a U.S. Small Business Administration Certified Business Specialist.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call (618) 242-5813 or
(618) 437-5321, Ext. 2001. You may also e-mail Curt or Nick. Our office is open from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Appointments also can be
scheduled at a client business site upon request or through sign-up at the SBDC Request for
Services Online at the E-Center Direct Web site.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace is
partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with the Illinois
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Rend Lake College.All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.