About Us

The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a one of a kind non-profit focused on fueling the economy through entrepreneurship.  As the oldest, largest and most comprehensive women’s business assistance center in the United States, we have programs designed to help individuals in every phase of the business development and growth process.

If you are a start-up, click here to find our current workshop offerings on finance, marketing, business development and more.

Have you been in business a while and are looking to grow your business?  See how we can help you by clicking here.

After all, your growth is our business.

The WBDC proud to be a part of the following organizations:


Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) assist small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems.  Learn more about the SBDC at the WBDC here.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) help businesses seeking to compete successfully in federal, state and local government contracting.  Learn more about the PTAC at the WBDC here


Women's Business Centers (WBC), as a part of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), assist women to start and grow small businesses.  WBCs operate with the mission to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business.  Learn more about the WBC at the WBDC here.

The Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States.  The WBDC is the largest Regional Partner Organization of WBENC.  Learn more about WBE certification here.

To view the Women’s Business Development Center’s current Federal 990, please click here


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