About Us

The centers within the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship include the Illinois Small Business Development Center, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University, NAFTA Opportunity Center, and Entrepreneurship Center focus on individual areas that relate to issues with which small businesses may come in contact.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University provides free business counseling and low-cost training programs for existing and startup businesses in Central Illinois. Some of the services this center offers include business startup assistance, business plan advice, growth strategies, financial statement analysis, management training seminars, student consulting projects, and marketing ideas.

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Bradley University has helped hundreds of Illinois companies take advantage of the potential of the international marketplace. The ITC expanded in 1994 to include the NAFTA Opportunity Center - one of only two in the state with a focus on Canada and Mexico. Working together, more than 500 companies have expanded their export sales by more than $80 million.

Since 1994, the NAFTA Opportunity Center has helped hundreds of Illinois companies capitalize on the potential of Free Trade Agreements around the world, including the state's two top export destinations - Canada and Mexico. Whether your company is new to international trade or already has established export markets, contact us to maximize your export potential.

The Entrepreneurship Center works with local entrepreneurs and potential high growth businesses at all business life-cycle stages. Client companies can range from early stage companies to companies that have been in business for over a century.

Staff

Greg Faulkner
Director, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Jobst Hall 141
309-677-3297
illinoisptac@bradley.edu

James Foley
Director - Operations

Jobst Hall 141
(309) 677-3075
jff@bradley.edu

Ken Klotz
Director - Programs

Jobst Hall 141
(309) 677-4321
kenk@bradley.edu

Ross Miller
Director Illinois Small Business Development Center

Jobst Hall 141
(309) 677-2992
illinoissbdc@bradley.edu

Beatriz Ramirez
Trade Agreement Specialist

Jobst Hall 141
(309) 677-3075
bramirez@bradley.edu

James Ryan
International Trade Specialist

Jobst Hall 415B
(309) 677-3075
jryan@bradley.edu

Chad Stamper
Director of Technology Commercialization

Jobst Hall 141
(309) 677-4432
cstamper@bradley.edu