Small Business Development

Turn your hobby into a business. Have an idea you're ready to launch? We help budding entrepreneurs and small business owners scale and grow their business.

Small Business Development

COVID-19 Small Business Grants

COVID-19 relief grants, in the amount of $500, are available to local, ​for-profit, small businesses thanks to a partnership between Kishwaukee College (KC), the Waubonsee Community College (WCC) Small Business Development Center ​(SBDC) and First Midwest Bank.

Funds are limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The ​grants are not available to non-profit organizations.

To be considered for the grant, businesses must participate in a KC-WCC SBDC - Information Session (via Zoom) and meet with Business Advisor, Dr. Jock Sommese.  Completion of a short, grant application is also required.

KC-WCC SBDC - Information Sessions will be offered on the following day/times. Click on the day/time to register for a session:

For more information about the grants and the application process, contact LaCretia Konan, Kishwaukee College Director of Workforce & Community Education, at

Work Smarter, not Harder

We provide resources and tools to small business owners, entrepreneurs and people looking to start a business. From creating a business plan to financial coaching, we can connect you with the resources and people who will bring your business to the next level.

Do you have an idea you want to turn into a business? We provide coaching and referral services to help you launch your idea into a profitable business. Give us a call or drop us a line. 

We offer classes and webinars regularly. Visit this page often to see what's new. 

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Waubonsee Community College works in partnership with Kishwaukee College.


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LaCretia KonanDirector of Workforce & Community

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