Plan For Profit: A Guided Process for Developing Your Business

The Illinois SBDC at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) provides a comprehensive training program for entrepreneurs learning to work on their business, whether they are start-up or emerging businesses. Upon completion of the multi-session program, participants receive a program certificate.


  • Complete application
  • Schedule a Plan for Profit phone interview here or call (312) 853-3477.

Things to Know

Program Overview

  • Module 1: Foundation and Vision outlines your business concept as you determine market needs and identify your target market.
  • Module 2: Marketing and Exposure invites you to continue your customer discovery, develop marketing strategies, and strengthen your brand
  • Module 3: Financials and Finesse helps you acquire the language of business and learn more about financial projections.

Program Benefits

    • Determine key market needs and identify your target market
    • Analyze your company’s marketing strategies and strengthen your brand
    • Access financial advising and loan assistance
    • Receive one-on-one mentoring
    • Access in-person or online training

Please contact Maura Mitchell at to ask questions and to find out when the next Plan for Profit programs begins.