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IVCC Small Business Development Center
http://www.ivcc.edu/sbdc/
Beverly Malooley, Director

Small Business Development Center
815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348-9691

Phone: (815) 223-1740 or (815) 224-0212
E-mail: Bev_Malooley@ivcc.edu

 

Our objectives for small businesses in the Illinois Valley area are to:

  • Assist those who are contemplating starting or buying a business.
  • Provide guidance and counseling to existing or potential businesses.
  • Provide training to small business owners, their employees and the public.
  • Provide technical assistance in product development.
  • Provide information and assistance in obtaining loans and capital information.
  • Perform financial analysis, market analysis and forecasting.
  • Assist businesses in working with the government and its various programs.
  • Improve the economy through the development of viable small businesses.
  • Promote small business related issues within the Illinois Valley.

 

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Step by Step manual for running a business
Available grants and loans
Instructions for starting a business in Illinois
International business
OSHA Information
http://www.illinoisbiz.biz/bus/index.html

 

Sell 2 Illinois
Make the State of Illinois your next customer! Chances are the State is buying the goods or services you sell. Illinois runs social service facilities, office buildings, garages, state parks and more...so, the State needs virtually everything consumers and businesses need! Go to, www.sell2.illinois.gov to register your business with the state and find out more information about the Small Business Set-Aside Program and the Business Enterprise Program.

Then, check out current and future bidding opportunities...and, receive email alerts whenever the state needs something you sell!

 

One Source, Illinois Department of Employment Security
Labor Market Information, Prevailing Wage Rates, Demographic Information, Career Services
www.ilworkinfo.com

 

Illinois Department of Employment Security
www.ides.state.il.us/

 

Small Business Association
Hot Topics and Ideas, Starting Your Business, Financing Your Business, Managing Your Business
www.sba.gov

 

American Express for Small Business
www.americanexpress.com/smallbusiness

 

SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business
Business Advice from Experts
www.score.org

 

MoreBusiness.com-Ideas for business
By Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs
www.morebusiness.com

 

American Small Business League
Promote and advocate policies that provide the greatest opportunity for small business
www.asbl.com

 

Franchise Information
http://www.franchiseworks.com
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IRS Information
Employment taxes and more information to get your business started
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html