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, or use one of the SBA/Business USA tools

 

Founders Workbench

      Build your business idea with the tools at foundersworkbench.com 

 

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