Start here if you are looking for resources to build, grow, or research a business.

Business Resources

Business Source Complete
The Business Source Complete database includes full text business journals and magazines, covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

Small Business Reference Center
The Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Additional Resources

Illinois Corporation/LLC Search
Search for a registered business entity using the Illinois Secretary of State search tool.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Browse the DCEO site to find options for energy assistance, grant opportunities, and more resources for your business.

Illinois Small Business Development Centers
Find a small business development center near you to access confidential business guidance, training, and other resources for start-ups and existing small businesses.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers resources to start, grow, and build your business.