ABOUT US Justin Bergman, Illinois SBDC Assistant Director

Justin Bergman
Illinois SBDC Assistant Director


Justin been an Advisor for the Center for over 4 years and has over a decade of small business management and small business consulting 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 comprehensive business plans with detailed financial forecasts, establishing efficient organizational processes and procedures, obtaining financial institution loans, financial analysis, tech and web-based management tools, accounting, personal and business credit, and digital marketing.


  • Master of Business Administration, Finance

  • Bachelor of Science, Finance & Business Administration

  • Associate of Applied Science, Business Management

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Illinois Insurance Producer - All Lines

  • Licensed Wisconsin Insurance Producer - All Lines

  • Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor

  • Certified Business Development Advisor

  • Certified LivePlan Expert Advisor

  • Certified Microsoft Office Specialist

  • Certified in Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED

  • Certified Civil Rights Investigator - Level 1

  • Certified in Mental Health First Aid