Starting a Business

Find local resources to help get your business idea off the ground.

Small Business Assistance


Some possible sources of assistance for small business owners/entrepreneurs include: SCORE, United States Office of Small Business Development Centers, and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

Illinois Small Business Development Centers


The Illinois Small Business Development Centers located throughout the state provide assistance to new and existing small businesses.

Illinios Business Portal


The Illinois Business Portal can help you at any stage in your business life cycle. Whether you are starting a new business, running a business, or changing an existing business, this site can help you get the answers you need.

Business Resources


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a website of small business resources in Illinois.

Parkland Business Development Center


Find out information about the Parkland Business Development Center.