The Joseph Center® is a faith-filled environment managed by spiritually mature marketplace professionals—designed to empower you with both the practical business skills to succeed and the increased faith to release God’s resources for your dream.

Get connected to the resources you need—right here onsite at the Joseph Center—to get unstuck and tap into potential you didn’t even know was available, both practically and spiritually.

Access the resources you need to grow your business.

Through the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), you can access one-on-one buisness advising, training, workshops, and assistance to support your business dreams - whether you're just getting started or if you want to scale your existing business exponentially.

Imagine the lift your business will get through:

  • One-on-one business advice and management assistance

  • Assistance with the development of business plans

  • Help with accessing market information and the development of marketing plans

  • Assistance with accessing business financing programs

  • Assistance with financial analysis and planning

  • Access to business education and training opportunities

  • Specialized services in technology, innovation and entrepreneurial development



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Make connections that take your business to new heights.

Through the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), you can enter the world of government contracting. The center provides one-on-one advising, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state and/or federal government agencies.

  • Help targeting appropriate government agencies

  • Automated bid lead matching services

  • Access to government specifications and standards

  • Guidance with quality assurance issues

  • Assistance with certifications

  • Identification of Sub-contracting opportunities

  • Bar Code and Packaging Information

  • RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

  • UID (Unique Identification)

  • Contract Administration Information

  • System for Award Management (SAM) Assistance

  • Review of Bid Packages



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Scale your business to the next level: international.

Through the International Trade Center (ITC), you'll get assistance with exporting - whether you are looking to get started or expand your global reach. You'll get the information, advising, and training to pursue international trade opportunities. If you are wanting to scale your existing export operations or take your business international for the first time, we can help.

  • Evaluation of company's readiness to export

  • Access to foreign market information

  • Documentation assistance

  • Automated trade leads

  • Linkages with trade representatives

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Change your environment to raise your results.

As a certified Pearson VUE Testing Center, we provide a testing environment that lifts you up.

  • Get your GED®.

  • Access a computer-based test to be certified or licensed in over a hundred disciplines including finance, fitness and nutrition, medical and dental, risk management, and more.

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Build your business with our incubator resources.

Some businesses just need a couple of practical things to get off the ground—like an office location and complete mailbox services.

At The Joseph Center®, you can lease the office space you need as you launch your business. Take advantage of our 25-seat computer lab, open Monday through Saturday. Even have your business mail delivered to a private mailbox designated for your business.

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it’s time for you to take flight

Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already arrived at my goal, but I
press on to take hold of that for which
Christ Jesus took hold of me.
- Philippians 3:12