Starting a Business
Find local resources to help get your business idea off the ground.
Best local links
- Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
- Champaign Small Business Development Center
- Business counseling, East Central Illinois SCORE Chapter
- City of Champaign, permits, licenses and registrations for operating a business
- City of Champaign, Business and Development
- Illinois Entrepreneurship Network, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
- Illinois Technology Enterprise Corporation
- Champaign Downtown Association
Fast facts from our info pros
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.
The Illinois Small Business Development Centers located throughout the state provide assistance to new and existing small businesses.
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.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a website of small business resources in Illinois.
Find out information about the Parkland Business Development Center.