Small Business Resources
Find information to help you start and grow your small business.
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.
Find extensive information about starting and running a business in Illinois, including information on registration, incorporation, licensing, taxes, and incentives.
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Reference USA - Search 14 million US businesses and 135 million US households to conduct market research.
- Business Source Complete - Research potential business ideas by looking at Company Profiles, Industry Profiles, Market Research, and more.
- Public Records Online - Get help starting a new business, buying a home or simply knowing what is happening in your neighborhood.