Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
Small Business Development Center
Women's Business Development Center
Founded in 1986, the WBDC serves women business owners in the greater Chicago area, and advocates for women business owners nationwide. The WDBC provides a variety of entrepreneurial training courses and seminars: one-on-one counseling; financial assistance and loan packaging for micro-loans, the SBA prequalification loan program and other SBA and government loan programs; WBE certification and private and public sector procurement. The Center also holds an annual conference.