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


Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 847.234.4282


Small Business Development Center at CLC

      SBDC at CLC


Illinois DCEO Business Information Center


Phone: 800.252.2923



      Find a Score Mentor at 

      Or, find a workshop



Illinois District Office

Phone: 312.353.4528


View the Resource Guide, read through their 10 Steps to Start Your Business article, or use one of the SBA/Business USA tools


Founders Workbench

      Build your business idea with the tools at 


Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce SBDC

Phone: 312.494.6700


Business Network International (BNI) 

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

Phone: 815.345.1902

BNI North Chicagoland:


Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 312.983.7100


Illinois Chamber of Commerce SBA booklet


Lake County Partners

Phone: 847.597.1220


Job Center of Lake County

Phone: 847.377.3450


Lake Forest Career Resource Center

Phone: 847.295.5626

Email: info@CareerResourceCenter.or


The Hub for Local Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Phone: 847.440.2021



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

      Or, check out the small business information guides at