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State of Illinois
Illinois Secretary of State
Business services for Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships or Limited Liability Partnerships. Additional infomraiton about Trademark/Servicemark and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Includes links to agencies that oversee registrations, licenses, permits and certifications. From Illinois.gov.
Illinois Finance Authority
The IFA provides access to low-cost, non-conventional financing along with expert, hands-on support.
Advantage Illinois consists of multiple programs to encourage institutional lending to small businesses as well as a Venture Fund.
Federal Licenses and Permits
Certain businesses require a federal license or permit. Find out which ones impact your business and how you can comply.
Business Laws & Regulations
As a small business owner, you are subject to some of the laws and regulations that apply to large corporations. These resources can help you understand which requirements do apply to your business.
Loans & Grants
Includes information about the SBA loan program, government grants and other financial assistance.
Contracting Support for Small Businesses
The government offers many tools to help small businesses build their potential to successfully compete in the federal sector.