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Find information to help you start and grow your small business.

Helpful Websites


SCORE offers a wealth of how-to articles and online tutorials that offer advice to business people at all stages of the business development process. Free in-person counseling and low-cost workshops are offered locally through the Chicago chapter.

State of Illinois Business Portal

Find extensive information about starting and running a business in Illinois, including information on registration, incorporation, licensing, taxes, and incentives.

Moraine Valley Business Development Resource Center

Moraine Valley Community College offers workshops on critical business topics for both the beginning and more experienced entrepreneur.



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Use electronic resources available to Grande Prairie patrons

  • Demographics Now - Search 23 million US businesses and 206 million US consumers to conduct market research.

  • Business Source Complete - Research potential business ideas by looking at Company Profiles, Industry Profiles, Market Research, and more.
  • Record Information Services - Get help starting a new business, buying a home or simply knowing what is happening in your neighborhood.



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