These organizations offer opportunities that will connect you to other business owners, answer your questions, and help guide your next steps through convenient meet-ups or virtual learning from the comfort of your home or office!
Starting a Business in Illinois Workshop
This free, three-hour workshop conducted by the Small Business Development Center is a great place to learn the basics of business ownership in Illinois. Topics covered during the class include business name registration, getting a tax ID number, licenses & permits, legal forms, sales tax, estimated quarterly income tax, employee taxes, financing your business, preparing a business plan, state and local requirements, and legal structure.
U.S. Small Business Administration Learning Center
The SBA Learning Center is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners.