Community Resources for Starting Your Business

Network with Professionals or Find Help

 

City of Lake Forest Business Resource Center

Includes Available Property Listing for co-working, office, and retail spaces available in the Lake Forest

https://www.cityoflakeforest.com/city-government/business-resource-center/

 

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 847.234.4282

      http://www.lflbchamber.com/contact

 

Small Business Development Center at CLC

      SBDC at CLC

 

Illinois DCEO Business Information Center

Website 

Phone: 800.252.2923

 

SCORE

      Find a Score Mentor at https://www.score.org/find-mentor 

      Or, find a workshop

 

SBA

Illinois District Office

Phone: 312.353.4528

Email: answerdesk@sba.gov

http://www.sba.gov/il

View the Resource Guide, read through their 10 Steps to Start Your Business article.

 

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce SBDC

Phone: 312.494.6700

info@chicagolandchamber.org

 

Business Network International (BNI) 

       The world’s largest networking & referral organization for businesses and professionals.

Phone: 815.345.1902

BNI North Chicagoland: http://bnichicagoland.com/

 

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 312.983.7100

Email: http://ilchamber.org/communications/contact-us/

Illinois Chamber of Commerce SBA booklet

 

Lake County Partners

Phone: 847.597.1220

https://www.lakecountypartners.com/

 

Job Center of Lake County

Phone: 847.377.3450

http://www.lakecountyil.gov/167/Job-Center-of-Lake-County

 

Lake Forest Career Resource Center

Phone: 847.295.5626

https://careerresourcecenter.org

Email: info@CareerResourceCenter.or

 

The Hub for Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Phone: 847.440.2021

www.thehublc.org


BusinessUSA

      Chat

      Call toll-free at 1-844-USA-GOV1 (1-844-872-4681)

      Or, check out the small business information guides at http://business.usa.gov

 

Founders Workbench

      Build your business idea with the tools at foundersworkbench.com 

 

The Balance Small Business

      Check out their list of online tools and resources to consider using when writing your business plan