Small Business Development

Small Businesses - Connect your passion and bottom line with the tools to help you succeed in business. 

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. 

COVID-19 Support
  • The City of Rochelle in partnership with Kishwaukee College and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee (SBDC) have launched the Operational Task Force. We provide no-cost consulting services to help small businesses withstand the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak--and the subsequent limits this has on business operations. Consultations are first come, first serve. Contact LaCretia Konan at with questions or to schedule your initial session.
  • Consider applying for Disaster Assistance through the US Small Business Administration.
  • You may qualify for Illinois unemployment benefits.
Helpful Resources

Small business owners and entrepreneurs may find the following resources helpful: 

Looking for something else? Give us a call at 815-825-9791 and we'll help you grow your business.

For additional information, contact:

LaCretia Konan
Director of Workforce & Community Education