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NewU.S. Small Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus -3/17/2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

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

  • 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 SCORENIU 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 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 http://dcedc.org/) facilitate the overall business retention and attraction efforts to leverage our county’s assets for business growth across all sectors.
Online Resources

 

For more information on small business resources and information available to you in DeKalb County, please contact Jolene Willis, Economic Development Coordinator.

Jolene Willis
Economic Development Coordinator
Community Development Department

Administration Building
110 E. Sycamore St, Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 815-895-7188
Email:  smallbusiness@dekalbcounty.org

Jolene Willis
Economic Development Coordinator
Community Development Department

Administration Building
110 E. Sycamore St, Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 815-895-7188
Email:  smallbusiness@dekalbcounty.org

NewU.S. Small Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus -3/17/2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

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

  • 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 SCORENIU 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 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 http://dcedc.org/) facilitate the overall business retention and attraction efforts to leverage our county’s assets for business growth across all sectors.
Online Resources

 

For more information on small business resources and information available to you in DeKalb County, please contact Jolene Willis, Economic Development Coordinator.

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DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

3/23/2020
DeKalb County Government is working to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to limit exposure to the public and employees, many offices have limited access. We encourage the public to contact individual departments by phone in order to schedule appointments and obtain information on building and office closures.

Link to:  COUNTY UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS