Helpful Resources for Starting a Business
- Illinois Small Business Development Center at College of Lake County www.clcillinois.edu/sbdc-itc
- lllinois Small Business Development Center
For start-up or existing McHenry County businesses that employ up to 500 people.
- Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
Information on services for small businesses and community development programs.
- Internal Revenue Service
Offers IRS tax forms, tax preparation information and educational documents that can be downloaded.
- National Federation of Independent Business
News, advice, and resources for small businesses.
- U.S. Business Advisor
One-stop access to government information, services and transactions.
- U.S. Census Bureau
Government statisctics and resources.
- U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright information and a searchable database.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patent and trademark information with searchable databases.
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Public company inofrmation, filings, and research tools.
- U.S. Small Business Administration Online
America’s small business resource.
Inc. magazine online.
- Fortune Small Business
Fortune Small Business magazine online.
- Crain’s Chicago Business
Business news resources.
- Smart Business
Business and technology.
- Wall Street Journal
Business news, economy, politics.
Computing and Technology
Computing and technology resources, news, and reports.
- ZD Net
Computing and technology resources, news, and reports. Associations and Organizations
- American Marketing Association
- Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
News and business information for Illinois manufacturers.
- Illinois Retail Merchants Association
News and business information for Illinois merchants.
Legal questions, answers, and research.
- Small Business Law Center
A comprehensive guide to the legal issues involved in the launch or management of a business.
Full texts of reference, verse, and literature books online.
The Internet’s largest, most popular business-for-sale site with over 15,000 listings in our databases.
- Business Owners Idea Cafe Inc.
A fun approach to serious business.
- CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit
News, tools, and resources for small business.
- CEO Express
A business Web portal.
Tools and information for entrepreneurs.
- NetPad Business Resource Center
Internet resources for businesses.
- Office.com Inc.
Small business resources and tools.
Salary survey statistics.
- MBA Programs and the Shifting Economic Landscape
Resource with relevant educational material for those interested in pursuing an MBA