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Small Business Resources


An award-winning, one-stop resource website for entrepreneurs. Created in 1994, MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.

Entrepreneurship.org Resources Center
A website containing a vast amount of content for entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, mentors, and researchers/academics.

Small Business Loans – Search over 4,000 sources of business financing and get your free matched list in seconds.

Government Resources

IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Online Resources

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO)OWBO assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses, regardless of social or financial disadvantage, race, ethnicity or business background. OWBO and the Women’s Business Center Program are integral components of Entrepreneurial Development’s network of training and counseling services.
  • Office of Government Contracting (GC) – SBA GC works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. GC advocates on behalf of small business in the federal procurement world.

US Patent and Trademark Office

USEPA Small Business Resources

Property Tax Information

Cook County Assessor Joseph Barrios
118 N. Clark Street, 3rd Floor  Phone: 312.443.7550

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas
118 N. Clark Street, Room 112 Phone: 312.443.5100