• We offer help for those starting or growing a business in Adams County

    Entrepreneurship Center

    Ready. Set. Grow. Starting a Business in Quincy and Adams County, Illinois

    Do you have what it takes to start a business?
    Is your business positioned to grow?
    What is a business plan and why do I need one?

    Get the answers you need to start a business or grow an existing one from experts in business development and entrepreneurship. We help you cut through the tangle of resources and make the right connections to achieve your goals.

    Our experienced professionals will conduct a detailed assessment of your proposed or current business needs. Using this information, we will work with you to develop an action plan to address your needs.

    Building an overall strategy which maps out how to start and grow your business is essential to success in today’s economy. We work closely with you to identify your company’s needs, capabilities and goals so that you can anticipate challenges and maximize your returns.

    Our services are free and confidential and include:

    • One-on-one business counseling
    • Business plan assistance
    • Financial analysis and planning assistance
    • Location assistance
    • Business education and training opportunities
    • Investor, industry contacts and service provider introductions
    • Grant and loan information
    • International trade assistance
    • Management training
    • Market analysis
    • Mentor matchmaking
    • Networking
    • Illinois Entrepreneurship Network partner referrals

    For more information or to make an appointment contact:

    Charles Bell, Director

    Quincy Entrepreneurship Center

    300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 256
    Quincy, IL 62301
    Phone: 217/223-4313
    Fax: 217/231-2030
    charlesb@gredf.org