ABOUT US - Justin Bergman, Illinois SBDC Assistant Director

Justin Bergman, MBA, CBDA
Illinois SBDC Assistant Director


Justin has over 8 combined years of small business management and small business advising experience in the field of accounting, finance, operations, technology, and insurance. Justin is respected by his colleagues for being a forward-thinking, detail-oriented, and communicative team leader that incorporates his passion for innovative entrepreneurship, technology, and complex problem solving with his fondness of the accounting, finance, and operational disciplines.

Justin specializes in the small business startup process, selecting and forming different forms of ownership, writing business plans, establishing efficient processes and procedures, obtaining financial institution loans, financial analysis, tech and web-based management tools, bookkeeping, personal and business credit, and social media.

Justin has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Justin also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Associate's Degree in Business Management.


Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Illinois Insurance Producer - All Lines

  • Licensed Wisconsin Insurance Producer - All Lines

  • Certified Advanced QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor

  • Certified Business Development Advisor

  • Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor

  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist

  • Certified in Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED


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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. SBA, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and Sauk Valley Community College. Additional funding provided by the Supporters of the Illinois SBDC at Sauk Valley Community College.