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Small Business Resources

Jolene Willis, Economic Development Coordinator
Community Development Department

DeKalb County Administration Building

110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Hours: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 815-895-7188



Starting a business in DeKalb County allows you access to resources and services offered by the DeKalb County entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Business planning, counseling and mentoring is offered by Fox Valley SCORE, NIU EIGERlabs, and Waubonsee Community College's Small Business Development Center. The DeKalb County Business Incubator is available to assist home-based and startup businesses in that transitional phase by providing office space to nurture growing ideas. The Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations (DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Kirkland, Waterman-Shabbona, Hinckley, Sandwich, around the county are eager to welcome and network businesses for long-term success. Kishwaukee College offers business education and training events for DeKalb County businesses. Our economic development partners (Sandwich EDC and facilitate the overall business retention and attraction efforts to leverage our county's assets for business growth across all sectors.

We're here to connect you to information and resources to make your entrepreneurial enterprise a success.


For more information on small business resources and information available to you in DeKalb County, please contact Jolene Willis, Economic Development Coordinator at T:815-895-7188 or