Start a Business


Business Plan Workshops
This free, 3 hour workshop conducted by the Small Business Development Center is designed for entrepreneurs who are ready to put their business plan together. Topics covered during the class include organizing your Business Plan, bank/investor expectations, preparing projections of revenue & expenses, step by step explanation of each Business Plan section, examination of a sample Business Plan, and loan programs available & their requirements.

 

SBDC Business Plan Development Resources
The Illinois Small Business Development Center offers a variety of online sources for the development of your business plan including legal structure, permits, pricing your product, marketing, and much more.

SBDC Business Plan Development Resources

Turner Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradley
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Bradley University provides free business counseling and low-cost training programs for
existingandstartup businesses in Central Illinois.  It can provide business planning resources, resource links, training, government guidance, and more.
http://www.bradley.edu/academic/schools/turner/resources/

Startup Greater Peoria
Provides a starting point for new businesses, entrepreneurship, investors, and resources.  Provides a shared working space for new initiatives and startups in the regi
on.  Also lists a range of resources available in the area for starting and growing a business.
http://www.startupgp.org/

Score
Peoria SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring tailored to meet the needs of the entrepreneur or small business owner.  Score mentors will provide customized assistance utilizing a range of subject areas pertaining to starting a business, growing a business, marketing a business, etc.
https://peoria.score.org/

Peoria Next Innovation Center
Peoria Next Innovation Center is a technology incubator that fosters discovery, innovation, and commercialization for the life sciences, engineering, and information technology. 
http://www.illinoisinnovation.com/peoria-next-innovation-center

Additional Helpful Resources:

  • Business registration if required for business tax id: http://www.revenue.state.il.us/Businesses/register.htm
  • Village of Morton Codes and Ordinances
    Phone: 266-5361
    Ordinances link with page 897 beginning the business section that pertains to your operations
    http://www.morton-ilcode.com/codebook/Municipal%20Code%20Book%20Complete.pdf

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Plan your startup business activities using the calendar below provided by Startup GP.

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