27 W. Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356 Fax: 815-235-4038
info@nidaworks.com


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Two large modern dairy farms, Scheidairy Farms and Hunter Haven Farms, use methane digesters to produce electricity from cow manure.


Small Business Assistance

NIDA can be a resource for entrepreneurial start-ups or small businesses — a gateway to value-added partners and information sources.

Small Business Assistance (SBC)

Are you ready to start your own business? The Small Business Business Collaborative (SBC) provides one-on-one business consulting services for start-up and existing businesses in Freeport and Stephenson County Illinois. The free services assist people in creating business plans, form their business and answer business related questions in order to grow and sustain the small business community.

Contact: 
SBC
27 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Brian Borger, Director
Phone: 815-233-6301
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Hours: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, call for an appointment

Highland Community College

Affordable, Quality, Business Solutions
Highland Community College (HCC) offers a number of business classes including introduction to business, accounting, personal finance, computer skills, lifelong learning classes and more. The HCC Business Institute provides relevant content and practical results-oriented training and consulting solutions including:

Customized Training: The Business Institute provides customized training and business solutions for companies.
Partnering for Solutions: Their staff and instructors work closely with your company to identify, evaluate, and prioritize specific workforce challenges and needs.
One-Stop Shop: Business Institute designs and provides solutions for your company through consultations, assessments, coaching, training, and more.
Increased Production: Targeted services bring greater efficiency and productivity to your organization, while satisfying company goals.
Convenience Plus: Employers may choose to conduct training at their workplace, Highland Community College, or at any other site when it is convenient for them.

Contact: 815-291-6981 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information on how they can help meet your training needs.

Highland Community College
Business Institute
2998 W. Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Scott Anderson, Dean of Business & Technology 
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Phone: 815-599-3604

Source: Highland Community College Business Institute, 2017

 Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce - SBDC

Illinois Small Business Development Centers are located throughout the state and provide information, confidential business guidance, training and other resources to start-up and existing small businesses.

Contact:
Rockford Chamber of Commerce
308 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-987-8100
Email: for a complete list if contacts visit Rockford Chamber of Commerce

Rockford Chamber of Commerce - Illinois Small Business Development Center
8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Harold C "Bo" Boger
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Phone: 815-316-4301

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

The Illinois DCEO Office of Business Development administers a wide array of programs and services designed to help Illinois businesses thrive in today's economy. They offer expansion incentives, technology support services, access to capital, global marketing expertise, and job training and education for workers. Their trained staff is committed to forging partnerships with the private sector in an effort to build upon Illinois' reputation as a world class center for business and industry. This includes a strong emphasis on programs designed to provide small businesses -- particularly minority and female entrepreneurs -- with the resources they need to succeed and grow their business opportunities.

Contact:
First Stop Business Information Center
Illinois Department of Commerce
500 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL. 62701-1643
Phone: 800-252-2923
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Source: Illinois DCEO Business Assistance, 2017

EIGERlab

EIGERlab ties together INNOVATION-COLLABORATION-ENTREPRENEURSHIP into a centrally located, state of the art mixed-use incubator, serving the region with leading edge business and engineering support services.

The facility and programs assist in developing a robust and diverse entrepreneurial culture through the collaboration of education, business and government.

Focused to assist start up, early stage growth and expanding existing businesses, EIGERlab serves as a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs and innovators to lease space at reasonable rates, participate in peer groups, access business services, utilize design engineering and art-to-part rapid prototyping services, learn new skills, meet with dedicated mentors, link to qualified investors and receive assistance in selling to the government or executing global market expansions.

EIGERlab's new accelerator program combines virtual and onsite services and programming specifically targeted at advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and alternative energy commercialization.

Using National Business Incubator Association's (NBIA) programming, EIGERlab combines policies, procedures and programming with the necessary service infrastructure to accelerate innovation.

You are welcome to come explore and join them to advance your business idea into a growing enterprise. They look forward to meeting you!

Contact:
EIGERlab
8500 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Sherry Pritz, Business Development
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(815) 965-3522

Source: EIGERlab, 2017

 

 

Contact Us

27 W. Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356
Fax: 815-235-4038
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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