Illinois Small Business Resources

Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.

We’ve compiled state and local resources and our own tools and guides to help you run a successful small business in Illinois.

Use our Illinois Small Business Resources guide to get started.

Starting a business? Get access to small business resources and support when you start an LLC with Northwest ($29 + State Fees).

Statewide Small Business Resources in Illinois

These small business resources offer tools for starting, maintaining, and growing your business.

Illinois SBDC


The Illinois SBDC offers individualized business consulting, training, and capital access, fostering business efficiency, growth, and economic dynamism in the Illinois economy.

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Illinois SBA


The Illinois SBA provides crucial support with funding access, mentorship, and education, promoting small business innovation, job creation, and economic vitality in Illinois.

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Find resources for starting and maintaining your business.

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